Lora Colon

Silver Star - 3,409 Points (26 September 1944 / Missouri - United States)

Moonstruck - Poem by Lora Colon

I was talking to the moon
Just the other night,
Telling him how much
I admired his light;

And then without warning,
Much to my dismay,
The moon got all teary-eyed
And asked me to look away;

He said I had no idea
How lonely it gets up there,
Watching lovers all over the world
Every night of the year;

But he quickly recovered
And apologized in shame,
I told him I understood,
Loneliness was my middle name;

We exchanged our stories
Long into the night,
Then the sun came up
And the moon dimmed his light.

But I knew we'd meet again,
We share an emptiness,
And we both hide it well
Under the cover of darkness.

Now we meet each night,
The moon and I,
He seems happier now
From when I first saw him cry;

When I look at the sky,
He's the first thing I see,
And when he looks down,
I know he's looking at me.

And so it goes
Night after night,
I give him my company,
He gives me his light

Comments about Moonstruck by Lora Colon

  • Bronze Star - 2,559 Points Clarence Prince (5/17/2015 3:23:00 PM)

    A real a one about the moon and loneliness!
    Well done, Lora!
    Thanks for sharing! (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,311 Points Stephen Katona (5/15/2015 1:07:00 PM)

    A delight to read. What a terrific idea. I'll never look at the moon in the same way again. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,686 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (4/16/2015 4:18:00 PM)

    I love this poem..it is an absolute gem... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,151 Points Kim Barney (3/3/2015 1:48:00 PM)

    This poem is a gem. I really enjoyed this one. Well done. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,307 Points Darlene Walsh (12/16/2014 5:47:00 PM)

    Just as beautiful as the first time I read it. :) (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,307 Points Darlene Walsh (9/25/2014 6:36:00 PM)

    A beautiful, lovely, sad and very well written poem. I will be back to read this again and again. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 764 Points Birgitta Abimbola Heikka (5/11/2014 12:47:00 PM)

    Well-written piece “Moonstruck.” (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,054 Points Michelle Claus (5/9/2014 2:36:00 PM)

    Such a sweet and universally accessible poem. It could easily be adapted to children's poetry, by modifying the term *lovers*. Many children and teenagers could find meaning in and connection with the theme of loneliness. Who among us - young and old - hasn't found companionship with our satellite, the Moon? Even in our darkest hours, we can always gaze at the moon. Great poem! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,547 Points Loyd C. Taylor, Sr. (5/9/2014 5:05:00 AM)

    Good morning Lora. I loved your poem, well written and meaningful. Loyd C Taylor (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 41 Points Surajit Banerjee (5/9/2014 2:04:00 AM)

    This is a very sweet romantic poem. I love reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 164 Points Kasey Jessie (5/8/2014 10:30:00 PM)

    I love this poem it is so beautiful. I wish I could come up with something as beautiful as that. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Reita Stephens (5/8/2014 8:37:00 PM)

    This is one of the most beautiful poems I have ever read. So much to do with moon. Thank you for sharing it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 40 Points Charlotte Gunther (5/8/2014 5:37:00 PM)

    i like this - its lighthearted approach to loneliness. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,009 Points Savita Tyagi (5/8/2014 4:19:00 PM)

    Such a lovely poem. Love the feelings expressed here. Amazing read. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 65 Points Molly O'shaunessy (5/8/2014 3:00:00 PM)

    That is a wonderful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,245 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (5/8/2014 1:48:00 AM)

    an amazing write worthy to be the poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,921 Points Babatunde Aremu (5/8/2014 1:32:00 AM)

    A perfect way of using nature to describe the inner thought. Good the poet has solace in nature as a companion, great match and good job. I really like it (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 90 Points John Brown (10/14/2013 6:58:00 AM)

    A neat little poem, which I enjoyed. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 340 Points Captain Cur (5/8/2013 12:40:00 PM)

    Loneliness chides the moon
    on empty nights in twilights gloom.
    Great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Norman Ayres (5/8/2013 12:04:00 PM)

    very nice poem, reading these kind of poems makes me feel sad and lonely, but its so much better than feeling nothing at all. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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