Dave Alan Walker

Bronze Star - 2,441 Points (Pudsey, Leeds)

A Dark Moon Rising


A dark moon rising
almost as black as coal
nothing can be done
to save the world

The only way forward
is backwards

Submitted: Sunday, November 17, 2013
Edited: Monday, November 18, 2013

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  • Gold Star - 4,840 Points Savita Tyagi (2/18/2015 10:00:00 PM)

    Very thought provoking write. So much is pulled in here. A sad ness for current life and a longing to go back to old ways. Loved the write. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 7,536 Points Geetha Jayakumar (12/25/2013 11:13:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem with indepth meaning. Only way forward is looking past backward. Very true. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 159 Points Ellias Aghili (12/11/2013 11:21:00 AM)

    what a perfect piece of art. in few words our today's world is defined....
    really, who will save this world, who will stay in front of that black moon?
    nice one. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,069 Points Hazel Durham (12/8/2013 2:59:00 AM)

    In the darkness we can go back and reflect on our mistakes and be determined to change for the good of mankind.
    Beautiful write! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,718 Points Babatunde Aremu (12/6/2013 6:19:00 PM)

    Nice write. Sometimes it wise to retreat to refresh. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 27,228 Points Gajanan Mishra (12/3/2013 8:39:00 AM)

    very good write, dark moon. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nicanor P. Tiosen (11/28/2013 8:42:00 PM)

    I agree. Nothing can be done (by man) to save the world. Perhaps, we need to re-read events, hence a moving backward to be able to inch forward. Thanks for sharing your poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 21 Points Chris Nasiyaya (11/28/2013 1:42:00 AM)

    What a poem! ! ! Wordsworth would have loved to read this one.incredible work! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points The Fallen Leaves Of Mira (11/27/2013 3:41:00 AM)

    Connection with nature like our ancestors did to restore the ecosystem. very meaningful (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,239 Points Noreen Carden (11/26/2013 5:45:00 PM)

    Hi Dave wonderful poem great read i hope we can save the world (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,062 Points Valerie Dohren (11/25/2013 12:00:00 PM)

    Wisdom is born out of the past, and it is wisdom perhaps that will save the world. Excellent Dave. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,738 Points Smoky Hoss (11/21/2013 12:04:00 PM)

    Looking back may indeed help us find a better tomorrow, wisdom does often come from mistakes made...and remembered. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 173 Points Stan Petrovich (11/19/2013 4:17:00 PM)

    Yes, it has been an anomaly of the Industrial Age, which is eradicating the world at an astonishing rate! If we go backwards, and change the future that can be done with lessening our carbon signature almost completely (it won't happen,) the end of the world is imminent and threatening very shortly. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (11/18/2013 5:49:00 AM)

    a very logical thought. the only way forward is backwards (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,668 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (11/17/2013 10:23:00 PM)

    Only way forward is backwards.
    Nice advise when disaster strike. Beautifully said. Thank you. (Report) Reply

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