Holding The Moon

Written for:  Sunday Muse #120

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Holding a solid
gold moon, secure
in my antlers.
Luminescence like
an angel’s aura.
Humans lack
respect for the
bountiful beauty
provided them
free of cost for
all. The animal
kingdom has placed
their faith in me
to keep the moon
safe from human
exploration. Its
face must remain
in tact. It must
remain whole. I hold
a solid gold moon,


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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22 Responses to Holding The Moon

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    The animals will do a better job than we have. Smiles.


  2. Carrie V. H. says:

    Surely a brave endeavor that all God’s creatures could do better than man. It is so sad how destructive mankind can be. This is a beautiful poem Sara!


  3. qbit says:

    “I hold
    a solid gold moon,
    waiting.” — Oooh! Great.


  4. Beverly Crawford says:

    If animals could speak, perhaps this is precisely what they would say! Moving poem.


  5. So true. Humanity lacks so many things.


  6. wyndolynne says:

    Oh, this feels like the beginning of a tragedy or the kind of story that holds one breathless.


  7. AJ says:

    Hopefully, we (humans) haven’t wrecked it for the rest of nature irredeemably…


  8. Susie Clevenger says:

    Oh, I feel sorrow and anger for the responsibility placed on this magnificent beast.


  9. Helen Dehner says:

    He holds the whole moon (and the world) in his antlers …. an awesome responsibility. Nicely penned!


  10. Vivian Zems says:

    Probably the safest place for the moon to
    be sequestered-away from humans!😊


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