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I know what the moon says

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I know what the moon says

I've pass through the doors of life not knowing
Crept to, I took the steps in front of me -
And stopped 
Still not knowing what I was born to, and the surprises that wait around the corner
Naked and tender to the real world 
Enter adulthood, it  comes and with it many paths all in different directions 
So I choose a path 
With each destiny I've experienced-
The agony and bliss of love, the burning pain and rejection from hate, 
The sky dancing joy of childbirth, and the death of a loved one, I took a step and fell  
I fell hard I was covered in an atrocious blunder of self-pity 
I felt narrow-
But I stood up again and wiped off my wounds
I cried the words only onto deaf ears
 No one hears a sound not a sound, “why I cried”
The salty tears warm streamed out drenching the side of my face
This place I call home the stranger in me now knows
Though I share with you I am but a single celled unit alone in this place
Facing the unfinished tomorrows and yesterdays
My back is withered as a sun drenched driftwood 
And so I carry the heaviness and parched stories around 
Lessons you say, such lessons I have felt in the abysmal of my soul
Live them until I grow old, until I grow old
I have tasted the diseased minds a thousand times yet I crave more
It feels safe and familiar all wrapped up in the pull of heart strings’
I hear the pack of wolves at my door step now-
Their breath is fiery hot and hungry 
I face the changes that await me scared and trembling like a child
It's only with the strength of my devoted husband that I haven't withered away 
A man complex in his own right , but with the strength  of a fleet of many men 
I know what the moon says
As I stand in its light 
Holding me close


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  1. Date: 9/3/2013 3:13:00 PM
    - This is a poem that I really liked Laura, a wonderful poem! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 9:48:00 AM
    Wonderfully written. This was an exceptional poem. Life with its flavors and colors tweaks at our emotions in wicked ways as we try to maintain our sanity. Standing by in a saintly pose, is the special one who helps us maintain balance. Sometimes the sway moves us away and we still falter.

    Mckenzie Avatar Laura Mckenzie
    Date: 8/23/2013 10:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Allan thanks so much for your comments and support! Laura :)
  1. Date: 8/17/2013 8:33:00 AM
    The title is awesome,,, your words just took me there ;}

    Mckenzie Avatar Laura Mckenzie
    Date: 8/23/2013 10:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for comments! Laura :0)
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 5:49:00 PM
    This is awesome! Congratulations on the win....

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 7:48:00 PM
    Thanks for entering your poem. Congratulations

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 9:58:00 AM
    :-) Congratulations!!! ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 9:11:00 AM
    Good morning Laura, ... Congratulations in Richard's "Girl Rising." contest.... always *LINDA

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 6:45:00 AM
    A stunning piece which really deserved its super win! CONGRATULATIONS my dear friend, Laura! Thank you so much for sharing as well. And since somebody sent me a message, i'm passing it to you, Happy Friendship Day! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 5:13:00 AM
    L., congrats on your well deserved victory. G.

  1. Date: 8/4/2013 10:09:00 PM
    Hi Laura, , Congratulations, with your winning poem..... goodnight~ Linda

  1. Date: 8/4/2013 5:25:00 PM
    love it....SKAT

  1. Date: 8/3/2013 3:49:00 AM
    Another powerful poem, sadness of the past, but strength in your tomorrow's yes our lives are full of paths which to choose, but we all go down the path of sorrow, hurt and pain, joy and happiness, love and hope, but from these paths we choose the right paths , great write blessings sueellen

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 3:23:00 PM
    This is a heart wrenching and yet within it a triumphant piece. If you could add more to the end on how you rise from the challenges you have faced this would be an excellent piece for my girl rising contest.( please consider)

    Mckenzie Avatar Laura Mckenzie
    Date: 8/2/2013 3:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard thank you for your encouraging words I did place it in your contest thanks for telling me! Laura
  1. Date: 8/2/2013 2:47:00 PM
    A beautiful pain within these lines. There is such depth within this sort of secured hurt. It almost feels like you're writing from a werewolf's perspective. It's train of thought. This was massive & hit me strong. Fantastic job!

    Mckenzie Avatar Laura Mckenzie
    Date: 8/2/2013 3:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Wonderful Drake ! :)
  1. Date: 8/2/2013 2:46:00 PM
    First time reading your work. Stunning lines and visuals. Especially the visual of the last 3 lines...superb

    Mckenzie Avatar Laura Mckenzie
    Date: 8/2/2013 3:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Karen thanks for checking my work out! :) Laura
  1. Date: 8/2/2013 2:46:00 PM
    that's a very heartfelt expressed story. I enjoyed reading it. God bless you.Hugs!Erich

    Mckenzie Avatar Laura Mckenzie
    Date: 8/2/2013 3:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Erich !
  1. Date: 8/2/2013 2:42:00 PM
    Great words, seems like life has given you some rough times. you have a wonderful way of expressing yourself, well done...Peter

    Mckenzie Avatar Laura Mckenzie
    Date: 8/2/2013 3:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes Peter the last two years have been extra hard but I'm hoping things will get better! :0 ) Thanks! Laura