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Once In A Blue Moon


A solitary man was he 
who shunned responsibility 
and crawled back to his empty shell, 
he thought himself alive and well. 
He spurned an opportunity 
for love in perpetuity, 
instead his nervousness took hold, 
he lost the yearning to be bold. 

As weeks went by he grew, imbued 
with loneliness and solitude, 
but not with laughter or the joy 
he well remembered as a boy. 
He grew morose, and disinclined 
to mix with others of his kind, 
he shut himself away with books, 
avoiding disapproving looks. 

Perhaps one day he'll realize 
commitment is a larger prize, 
that the way to win a heart 
is not to run, to be apart. 
He hopes that day is dawning soon, 
but, perhaps, it's like the blue moon 
waiting for its time to rise 
so infrequently before his eyes. 

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  1. Date: 8/15/2013 1:08:00 AM
    'Love the title,the poem is beautifully written'

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 9:56:00 PM
    love it keith ;}

  1. Date: 7/22/2013 5:58:00 AM
    Lovely title, Keith, and well written verse that portrays an important message about isolation. Very wise message in this poem. Enjoyed this!

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 7:16:00 AM
    Dear Keith Isolation breeds isolation and before one knows it, he is trapped almost like the entrapment of your well chosen words and rhyme. You are a man of wisdom and style. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 9:46:00 AM
    Well this is a thoughtful one Keith; lots to consider here; haven't seen a one like this not for a lot of those blue moons anyway..'

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 3:39:00 PM
    This was a wonderful life story. Words to describe the heart of one who has tasted both sides of the same coin.

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 3:09:00 AM
    Keith this is great loved it ......Seren

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 12:04:00 PM
    this is a great way to do Once Upon a Blue Moon. Guess what? I have a poem with that exact same title. But it's on a totally different topic and way back in my oldies . I wanted to thank you for actually reading my birthday cake poem. From other comments I got, I don't think everyone really read it.