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Moon Play

The Earth, a watchful mother
  caring for her child.
She holds the Moon within her reach,
  and has for quite awhile.

Playing chase, the Moon runs circles.
  But, never does break free.
Then it's hide and seek, her favorite,
  as she hides from you and me.

She peeks around a fluffy friend
  and shows her rounded face.
Her light, a smile we recognize.
  It's like a warm embrace.

And then, she tags her lofty mate.
  In and out she darts,
throwing beams of moonlight
  on pairs of hopeful hearts.

And with her playtime over,
  she drops softly to the West.
Her mother watching closely,
  A child must have her rest.

Copyright © Ray Dillard

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  1. Date: 2/2/2014 11:48:00 AM
    A beautiful poem. I like the figurative language used in this piece.

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 4:12:00 AM
    Ray--Dropping by with SMILES and CHRISTMAS CHEERS. Thank You for making this a great year for ALL OF US. --- May magic fill your days and all your dreams come true this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTMAS <3 Love Linda -The Sweetest Poet Destroyer

  1. Date: 12/23/2013 10:22:00 PM
    glad you liked my bio. It was an older poem but pretty much describes me today. Sure wish you had a new poem here for me to see. I wish you a very merry Christmas , my friend.

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 8:56:00 PM
    Ray, interesting Personifying Science poem.... congrats on the win..... Love Skat <3

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 10:46:00 PM
    Ray, . CONGRATULATIONS... always & forever~ LINDA

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 2:19:00 AM
    just here to say hi!! I saw Captain Phillips movie today. It was so good.

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 5:07:00 AM
    Congrats on the win in the contest, Ray

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 10:40:00 PM
    Thank you for entering my contest with this lovely poem. You do personify the Earth as a Mother, but you don't personify science. It is a lovely poem still and I enjoyed reading it. But it didn't match the contest requirements of selecting personfication as the form either.

  1. Date: 10/8/2013 9:17:00 AM
    This is such a great depiction of how our planets align. Loved the flow. I LOVE the moon ( and ocean)... a lot of my poems have been written with the moon as my muse.

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 6:27:00 PM
    So great to see an old friend back here writing! What a whimsical and charming poem this is Ray. So nice to have you back !!

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 5:49:00 PM
    a brilliantly penned FUN piece on the moon. I just love personification and this was so charming.

  1. Date: 9/14/2013 3:33:00 PM
    - Thank you for a beautiful poem, Ray !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)