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Midnights Voice

(November 3,1950 / Selma, Alabama)

Crack Goes The Moon


She said I don't want to
but I am leaving you
I cain't repair the crack
In your moon

Somebody is lying
Somebody is dying
My cracked moon
Is tumbling

Driving slowly
Nowhere back to all
Those failing ways
Before graduation day

The guitar wails away
Thinking of the times
When before my moon cracked
On graduation day

Go on walking down there
On a beach dark in moonlight
I lost another one
Crack goes the moon

Submitted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Edited: Thursday, September 19, 2013

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  • Neela Nath (10/6/2013 10:44:00 AM)

    The metaphor of cracked moon is unique.According to Indian astrology, a person who has much influence of moon, he becomes lunatic.Loved. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (9/28/2013 11:17:00 PM)

    Everyone knows the moon is made of green cheese - the sun grills it and sticks it back together again.
    Enjoyable poem. (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (9/26/2013 6:55:00 AM)

    A poetic charm has slowly been built around stanza after stanza and the impact is great though the moon experiences a crack. (Report) Reply

  • Adeline Foster (9/25/2013 4:00:00 PM)

    Cute write and, yes, what an interesting concept. Read mine - On The Horns Of the Moon -
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (9/24/2013 10:13:00 AM)

    Crack Goes The Moon by Midnights Voice suits thy name master i head that night at the mid of it cracks on moon is awesome mind it if moon dies love will die tell me where is the Midnights Voice. nice one (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (9/23/2013 9:16:00 PM)

    What words you have pieced together. So well written. I thought I will just see what Thomas has been up to. So glad I did. (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (9/21/2013 5:21:00 AM)

    Sometimes when we lose something, then something else will appear and consume us. Lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Dee Corpolongo (9/19/2013 11:47:00 PM)

    Creative~ backed with a great imagination~ in your ways
    of comparison, or shared notions, in all your poems! ! !
    and I love the moon.....as well as the stars....and the sun....etc.
    But a cracked moon? Who would've thought that up except you! ! !
    Great again, my friend! (Report) Reply

  • Laurie X3 (9/19/2013 7:19:00 PM)

    Each time I read this I really am trying to take parts seriously, but I can't. I find myself laughing again. And wanting to suggest sunbathing at a nude beach. There I said it, I feel better...... (Report) Reply

  • Noreen Carden (9/19/2013 1:05:00 PM)

    I lost another one Crack goes the moon. Perfection you certainly have a way with words
    well done great read lovely writing (Report) Reply

  • Cheng Alisha (9/18/2013 10:40:00 PM)

    Go on walking down there
    On a beach dark in moonlight
    I lost another one
    Crack goes the moon (Report) Reply

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