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I Look To the Moon

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I Look To the Moon

I look to the Moon, hanging aloft
Among the clouds so milky soft.
How must it feel, so high above?
So chilled and bleak and void of love.

Collapsed and sunken are his eyes,
Dark and deep as the onyx skies.
As the Moon shies from the sun,       
I share no love with anyone.

The Moon is alone, without affection.
In its grim face is my reflection.
Inside my heart, the longing grows,
And rots my soul, a sickly rose.

While I look beyond this cage,
I clench my fists; they shake with rage.
I desperately stare above,
Wishing to fly, free as a dove;
For release from the troubled heart I claim,
To be finally rid of the madness and shame.
Although reprieve is found in song,
To no one does my soul belong.
In music, may the pleas be spoken,
But all in vain; the heart is broken.
The Sphere returns, begins to sigh.
We are not so different, You and I.
So twisted and fractured is the White Stone.
We both have no one; We are both all alone.

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  1. Date: 5/6/2011 2:36:00 PM
    Wow this is one really awesome poem. I can feel the emotion in this.

  1. Date: 3/2/2010 11:21:00 AM
    Ohmigosh. You are possibly the most tallented heart stopping poet i have ever had the extreme pleasure to read. xo Always, Rainbow

  1. Date: 12/7/2009 12:36:00 PM
    omg that was so beautiful it made me cry u really have a gift

  1. Date: 11/30/2008 8:27:00 AM
    Mike - Congratulations on your poem making Round One of the PSoup poetry contest! Wishing you all the best in the finals and have a Happy Holiday season. Peace always, John

  1. Date: 11/29/2008 7:55:00 PM
    Mike - Congrats on your poetry making it through to the next round – Great Job & God Bless

  1. Date: 11/18/2008 8:30:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round. Good luck in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/11/2008 8:10:00 AM
    Congrats on making it through to the first round! Good luck in the finals! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 8/16/2008 1:05:00 PM
    This is me. Beautiful poetry! Congrads on being featured. Regards, Sara

  1. Date: 8/13/2008 3:21:00 PM
    Mike, this is a side of the moon I had never thought of. I always related it to love and romance. You have opened my eyes and I can see it has two sides now. Great poem, God Bless, Cile

  1. Date: 8/11/2008 9:26:00 AM
    Congratulations Mike on your wonderful poetry being featured this week. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 8/11/2008 4:15:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week . Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/11/2008 2:27:00 AM
    This is an awesome write. congratulations on having it featured. Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 8/10/2008 7:42:00 PM
    Really enjoyed your poem - great use of the form - congrats on being feature and God bless

  1. Date: 8/10/2008 5:27:00 PM
    Congrats Mike on "I look to the moon being featured. Vince