The Moon and Her Tears

December 28, 2009
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It's freezing outside,
The sky's hardened tears
Freeze on the black skin
Of the town roads.

When I was little
I asked my daddy why it was
So cold
And he said

The moon was sad
And angry;
She was crying.
The coldness of her heart
Turned the tears to snow.

I wondered what
Could have
Upset the moon to
Such an extent, but I knew
Her heart was broken.

I could feel it in
The way the wind
Bit my nose to a dark red,
And the way it stung my eyes
So that water would drip from them.

I wanted to weep with the moon
And cuddle her in my sleep
So that maybe, my childlike
Would take the hurt away.

I didn't know then
What I know now,
Though the night's magic
Never ceases to appease
My curious mind.

But that night the wind stopped as
Suddenly as it began.
The air turned calm in the
Cloudless sky,

The moon was happy
Once again.

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xBaByGiRrL22x said...
Mar. 20, 2013 at 9:15 pm
I love this. The imagery and depth is superb. I love the way you capture so much in all of your works. Please keep writing! You are so talented
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MercedesXO said...
Aug. 1, 2010 at 8:16 pm

wow. this is absolutely amazing! excellent use of imagery, and the rawness and deepness to it is incredible. i really appriciate your skills with writing. and this poem is really beautiful. you should be proud for capturing and creating such a great thing:)

i love the stanza "I wanted to weep with the moon/And cuddle her in my sleep/So that maybe, my childlike/Innocence/Would take the hurt away."

That was a brilliant and deeply beautiful verse.

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MercedesXO replied...
Aug. 1, 2010 at 8:17 pm
most deff 5 stars:)
despurlock This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 1, 2010 at 9:10 pm

Thank you sooo so so much! I really appreciate your comments! They made my day! Happy writing :)

P.S. Feel free to let me know if you want me to read any work of yours, I'll b happy to do it :)

sasssgirrrl22 said...
Feb. 1, 2010 at 6:29 pm
wow. ur extremely talented. ive read alot of ur work. ur awesome! lol. plz keep writing and read some of my work when ya get the chance ;P
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