WL Schuett

Tears On The Moon

Sundown rakes and a meadow sighs 

treetops burn from innocent lies 

deep green mountains, left of rage 

no one leaps to turn the page 

raindrops play their ancient tune 

and tears are falling on the moon 


when love has lost and hate has won 

when faith and charity become undone 

when there is no magic anymore 

just a hole where there was a door 

justice has lost its faith too soon 

and tears are falling on the moon 


equality seems to be on the run 

lessons taught from father to son 

somethings should not conclude alone 

history can't easily be turned to stone 

it is time to stand , it is high noon 

with teardrops falling on the moon 


worshipping on the high altar of death 

when does humanity take it's last breath

is this the end are we better than this 

or is this just the Judas kiss 

is this absolutely doom and gloom 

with teardrops falling on the moon 


what are honorable people to do

to stand up for all thats right and true 

do we draw a red line in the sand 

or do we retreat and try to understand 

we better do something and do it soon 

to wipe those teardrops off of the moon


  • malubotelho

    Awesome poetry here. I too have that question stuck on my throat. What to do? What can I do?

    what are honorable people to do

    to stand up for all thats right and true

    • WL Schuett

      I know it's definitely a time for more equality and love . Thanks

    • Michael Edwards

      I found this quite a moving piece - yes good stuff - love the pic.

      • WL Schuett

        Thanks Micheal glad it moved you ,that's my highest honor as an artist

      • myself and me

        "Tears on the moon"
        The title takes my mind away. The only thing we could do is do our best.
        The paint is so dramatic.
        Love both.

        • WL Schuett

          Thanks M yes a bit of a think piece but still fun , yes do our best ...through our poetry ,on this site ...

        • Goldfinch60

          What wonderful words, the only way to wipe those teardrops from the moon is for the good people on our world to show those with the power how very wrong they are. I am afraid though at my age I may not see it come to fruition except in my dreams.

          • WL Schuett

            Thanks , don't give up hope !

          • MaddieJ

            Another fine poem such meaning and delivered with such grace. Good write friend!

            • WL Schuett

              Thank you Virago the warrior in you probably relates

              • MaddieJ

                Yes it does, and you are welcome!

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