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A Man and the Moon Free Verse version

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A Man and the Moon Free Verse version

Sebastian 
Writer of romance
Oh how the women swoon
Opening wide to their lovers
Children named in his honor
Strong men beg for but a few of his words
They wish to be carried to bliss in their lovers arms

The full Moon
Sebastians single muse
All other times devoid of inspiration
No power flows from his enchanted pen
Long nights waiting for his muse to arrive
Torture for his inarticulate soul
Yet his mind hatches a plan

Finally the night arrives
Moon in silvery glory
Enchanted pen, golden cord
Looping over his head
Hurled into space
Will it reach it's target?
Too the centre of the moon
Striking with force 
The Moon cries out in pain

Sebastian reels in his prize
Hand over hand
The Moon shrinks with each progressive pull
Pocket filled with moonlight
taken home
Sheltered from others eyes
coveted glow for him alone
Bathed in Moonlight
Power courses through his veins
No end to inspiration
Moon's tears released by his pen
Flowing to his page
Days to hours
Hours become years
Yet no one comes to read

The lovers have all disappeared
No Moonlit kisses
or walking beneath a moonbeamed sky
Wolves no longer bay at the Moon
The night is now a time to be feared
Sailors unable to find their way home
The guiding tides no longer exist 
Some find their way through the dark void
Still there are no lovers to await their return

The world has entered the dark ages
Singers have lost their desire to sing
Artists have hidden their brushes 
Where have all the poets gone?
yet Sebastian continues to write

The Moon begs to see the Ocean
Sebastian places it in his hand
He walks along a silent shore
Ocean! please heed the Moon's call
Come to her rescue
Snatch her from Sebastian's hand
Thankfully the ocean hears her call
In an instant the Moon floats on the Sea
Resurgent waves carry it away 
Increasing in size the Moon revitalized
Sebastian swimming to recover prize
Grabbing on with all his might as the Ocean forms a mighty hand
Hurtling the moon into space

Lovers emerge
Romance is in the air
Passions are realized
They look to the sky in wonder
Why had the moon abandoned their call?
They listen to the voice of the waves crash upon the shore
The Moon never wished to leave the sky
Singers once again sing their songs of love
Artists are inspired by the Moon's glow

Look at their painting you will see
A man on the moon
With golden pen in hand
unable to write
His pages are far away

If you havn't read the prose version have a look. 
I hope you enjoy my little tale.

Entry for Free Verse Time Again Contest


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  1. Date: 3/20/2013 3:18:00 PM

    Moonlight"s Glory / Silv"ry pains to share / Is Romance in the air? .... Yes, there"s always Romance and Passion in your beautiful poems, Rick! This here is a vivid painting and a wonderful tale! Best wishes for the contest! Hugs, Hanitra

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 8:56:00 PM

    This is another awesome tale by your very creative quill of yours my friend! I truly loved reading this delightful poem this evening! I do have to say that I think I liked the prose one better, I'm surprised with me saying that because I'm more of a true form poet not a prose poet! But this is really a very tremendous piece, I was enthralled by both poems, both are masterful, Great Work!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 2/28/2013 9:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Russell, I could put more details in the prose version.
  1. Date: 2/28/2013 5:53:00 PM

    O moon, inspire me by your light, words must have found some distinct routes - Shine for me to envision my insight, Nights without you are merely hoots - Beam a luminous sparkle so bright, How then can we write without your salutes! ! ........... Richard, you have captured me with your images. God Bless!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 2/28/2013 9:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Jad I find your comments so entertaining.
  1. Date: 2/28/2013 9:58:00 AM

    What a very lovely write and fantastic tale about the moon here my dear friend, Richard. I've extremely enjoyed reading it tonight. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a great time/day! love/hugs, leonora

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 8:58:00 AM

    How quickly things can go topsey turvey !! Enjoyed your tale !!