The Moon and The Lamppost

The moon said to the lamppost

"It's 6 in the morning

I'll soon be a ghost

My act of disappearing


It's been a quiet night

No wind no rain

I looked so bright

Not at all a plain Jane


What about you

Any problems at all

Did you shine through

Was it a good call?"


'Sigh! Such a long night

I was off, on, off, on

Seemed no end in sight

Till they called Mr. John


He fixed a loose wire

That a bird had pulled out

She needed to acquire

For her nest to be stout


But that woman next door

Started shouting at me

"Stop blinking stupid lamp!"

Shouts at birds too. She's crazy!'


Miss Moon how lucky you are

You have bright natural beauty

You and your friend Miss Star

But I'm always at Man's mercy


Well, I leave on the dot at 7

Will see you again soon

Switching off will be heaven

Goodbye friend, Miss Moon.'


I went to get the newspaper early in the morning and saw this 'conversation scene'. I took it with my old iphone5 camera.


  • woundedheart

    Quite an interesting idea and so well penned ☺

    • Rozina

      Thank you.

    • AuburnScribbler

      A beautiful anthropomorphic child-like scene here Rozina, a most magically written conversation.

      Bravo, and I hope that all is well!

      • Rozina

        Thank you. All is well. I hope everything is good for you too.

      • L. B. Mek

        'we wacky scribbler's
        grappling for/with inspiration
        at every corner of life
        and loving it, all the way
        till the ink dries
        on our poems, last line..'
        a fun Friday read
        thanks for sharing, my friend

        • Rozina

          Very true.Thank you.

        • Saxon Crow

          Love your imagination Rozina. This 8s right up my street, so to speak!

          • Rozina

            Thank you.

          • Michael Edwards

            So original - a great write.

            • Rozina

              Thank you.

            • Teddy.15

              Dear Rozina lol so very endearing a conversation so original. 💖

              • Rozina

                Thank you. (The crazy woman is me, awaken by The Noisy Bird at 4 in the morning!)

              • Goldfinch60

                Well thought out words Rozina.


                • Rozina

                  Thank you.

                • GardenDelights

                  Amazing photo: You wrote well to the prompt and its demands. I like how natural your rhyming seems. Very skilled snd fine.

                • Paul Bell

                  Nice to know they're going green in heaven. Mind you, been awhile since I've seen the moon. Do hate flickering lamps, mind you.

                  • Rozina

                    On clear nights the moon is lovely. It's warm so it's nice to walkabout outside except for mosquitos! Thank you for reading.

                  • RickthePoetWarrior

                    Great imagination and poem.

                    • Rozina

                      Thank you.

                    • Neville

                      one does not have to struggle to determine how, where. why and when you found the inspiration for these very entertaining and novel words Roz .. and just between you n me .. I wish I had found this page before as I would have liked to have used your photo for the cover of one of my anthologies .. with your permission of course ........ 🙂

                      Neville 🙂

                    • Rozina

                      Thank you. No worries, you can use the photo anytime. I took the photo with my old iPhone 5 camera when I went out early in the morning to get the newspaper.

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