Moon

I believe the moon holds the secrets
of the trees whispering in the night

When I was younger
I knew it held
wishes and dreams, terror and screams

At times I’d look away
when reminded that its fullness
provided excuses for others to inflict pain

As if that rock in the sky
could provide permission; proclaim an edict
that on these nights as the season’s turn…

Then I learned that if it held the secrets in the night
It also held the truth
It’s deep craters holding the truth
safe and protected

Today when I heard the pull of the tides
and felt the expansion of emotions
I looked up at the big rock in the sky
and said
the moon is just the moon, and it is beautiful!

©Alexis Rose, photographer: Shelley Bauer from the collaboration: Of Earth and Sky

Thank you for reading my books: If I Could Tell You How It Feels, and Untangled, A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph    

 

 

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37 thoughts on “Moon

  1. Pingback: Moon — Untangled – SEO

  2. Poetry is a sweet way to express ourselves. It allows our hearts and souls to say the things they long to say. That is why I always thought you should try poetry. I know your beautiful heart has so many things to say. Poetry is to express love, beauty, and even pain.
    Let your heart and soul speak out. Their voices need to be heard. And I know, anything coming out of your heart will be beautiful.
    xoxo

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  3. Ah Drew, thank you so much! That is a HUGE compliment from you. I am taking your suggestion and risking putting more toes into poetry. You support means the world to me. Have a good evening my friend. 😊❤️

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  4. Wow! Good for you sweetie 🙂 Nice to read this and feel the release you must feel. Actually quite beautiful, being a moon lover and all lol. Take care of YOU. ❤

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  5. Secret Keeper

    Winter has been hard for me. I pray spring brings us both peace. The moon is indeed beautiful, and so is your poetry. Thank you for sharing and speaking into my heart.

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  6. Touching Butterflies

    Every, I forwarded this on to my friend Mary and she wants us to put it up on her website! I will link back to Untangled in the post and of course give you credit for the writing. Sound good!?

    Shelley

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