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The Moon and Her Tears

December 28, 2009
By despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670


It's freezing outside,
Literally.
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
That

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
Innocence
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,
and

The moon was happy
Once again.


The author's comments:
Inspired by the night. Thanks so much for reading! Comments are uber appreciated!

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on Mar. 21 2013 at 11:17 pm
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670

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on Mar. 20 2013 at 9:15 pm
xBaByGiRrL22x PLATINUM, Pearl River, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"The goal isn't to live forever, but create something that will."
"If you wanna go, baby let's go; if you wanna rock, I'm ready to roll.''
"No one ever said it'd be easy. They just said it'd be worth it." <3

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

on Aug. 1 2010 at 9:10 pm
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
79 articles 0 photos 179 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670

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 :)


on Aug. 1 2010 at 8:17 pm
MercedesXO DIAMOND, South Easton, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"I realize that life is risks. It's acknowledging the past but looking forward. It's taking chances that we will make mistakes but believeing we all deserve to be forgiven."
-The Dead Tossed Waves.

most deff 5 stars:)

on Aug. 1 2010 at 8:16 pm
MercedesXO DIAMOND, South Easton, Massachusetts
52 articles 0 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I realize that life is risks. It's acknowledging the past but looking forward. It's taking chances that we will make mistakes but believeing we all deserve to be forgiven."
-The Dead Tossed Waves.

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.

I also really liked the lines "Though the night's magic/Never ceases to appease/ My curious mind."

This poem is excellent!!


on Feb. 1 2010 at 6:29 pm
sasssgirrrl22 PLATINUM, Pearl River, New York
29 articles 0 photos 267 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Giving up is not a part of my vocabulary."
"Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."
"Truth be told I miss ya, truth be told I'm lying."

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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