The Moon


I watched the moonlight dance across the water as I sat at the edge of the bridge contemplating on whether I should end my life. My breath came in short, ragged pants as I lean forward-ever so slightly- to get a better look at the moon’s reflection that seemed to be untouched by the restless river. The sight was so peaceful that for just a brief moment I found myself daydreaming about what it would be like to actually BE the moon. Was it ever sad? Did it ever feel unwanted or unloved? No, I finally decided, it didn’t. It’s too perfect to be sad. I sat there a little while longer before deciding that tonight wasn’t the night to jump. The moon was too pretty tonight to be paired with such a tragedy. Maybe tomorrow I thought…. Maybe tomorrow.


  • Author: LynnBlackwell (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 27th, 2017 03:08
  • Comment from author about the poem: Obviously, this isn't an actual "poem" it's an excerpt out of this piece of literature I am working on at the moment. I'm not sure why, but I wanted to share it with you all because I wrote this at a really depressing time in my life. I hope you all like it. Please give me constructive criticism, I really would like to hear more feedback on the works I publish!
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  • Accidental Poet

    A very heartfelt write lynn. Obviously, you were at a place where so many arrive at without a clue as to what to do. But I believe the Moon's answer to you was heard in your heart and you made the Moon smile. You'll always have a friend in the Moon. And I was just reminded of a song by Barbra Streisand in the movie "A Star Is Born" called "Woman In the Moon". I think you'd really appreciate it. ; )

    • LynnBlackwell

      Thank you so much! I'll have to listen to it, I really appreciate your thoughts on this!


      Thanks LYNN ~ for a very elegant piece of PROSE (this site accepts all "writing") The content is awesome ~ sad in parts ~ but also redeeming because you pay tribute to our lovely SISTER MOON. She is so so much nearer and accessible and beautiful ~ then BROTHER SUN ~ and some of our BROTHERS have even walked on her sacred SURFACE ! OUR MOON is unique and is perfect in its size and position and all she does for us ~ Night Light ~ Tides etc etc. I love the fact that in you poignant story the Moonstruck Lady is so so impressed with the Moon's Prettiness & Perfection that she defers her suicide. MORAL ~ Never underestimate the awesome POWER of SISTER MOON ~ Yours BRIAN (UK) Please check my poem DISJOINTED LOVE ~ Thanks B.

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