Jayme 6h

You were my solace when I was soulless
Masked in a pretense that you were here for the right reasons
And not just a season
I loved you to the moon
but you couldn't love me back
Lunatics we became
Rising at 4:12 and setting at 7:10
Both the best and worst times of my life
But time well spent
Because a lesson came out of it

blue jae 10h

one day, buy art supplies instead of clothes

choose not to trust many of those around you, except for the stars and strangers
love them more than yourself
let yourself feel something else
just for a month

it does not take a year to rewind
only a mindset
it’s all temporary if you want it to be

look at what only you want so see
take your life back and listen
hear the wind
and go with it.

idk anything about astrology but i want you to feel something good for once

my bedroom floor has become
a graveyard for beer cans
and cigarette butts

the moon smiles at me

i know what he's thinking
and i don't dare say
any of it out loud

i've lost track of the time,
yet again
and i'm frantically spiraling
into the night
and sinking into the ground
beneath me

my sense of self control
is barely even in existence,

i can't seem to stay away
from bad decisions

it's almost as though
i deliberately seek
them out
just to make sure
my life stays
exactly the same

Dia y Noche - Final

Once upon a time...a very, very long time ago, before the earth looks like it does and before the stars shine where they do, there was a very famous couple known for their huge differences in this very strange land.  This land was not like the earth we know now, as it was all flatlands as far as all could see.  All thru the land felt this couple’s magical love.

As much as Mr. D loved his one and only, he felt like their jobs always kept them apart...as if there were higher forces separating them.  They were just never physically together...much like two working professionals nowadays.  They always missed each other with one going one way, and the other traveling away.  He was never able to grace her and this would discourage him.  He’d go to her for a lover’s reassurance and she’d never fail her Darling.  With a simple “Don’t worry sweetheart, I will always be a part of you, and you of me.  It is the order of things.”  He would rest assured that it would be.

Yet, he would have nightmares twice a day.  Minutes before work and minutes after, he would awaken with the same vision from his terrible dreams: she’d always fall back to a black abyss after being inches from his grasp.

He would scream, and she would awaken him to promise eternity.  She was his wife, friend, mother, sister and counterpart when the visions would devastate him.  Whatever he needed.  Tender words to her Darling would comfort his ears:

"Hush Honey…
I'm here and forever yours
this I reassure
For as long as stars mature
This union will endure.”

Unknown to him, she would quietly pray to God for help with these nightmares.  She would pray in silence:

“Lord, our fate divinely construed
Yet you will us sad and blue.
from us, is there a due?
Whatever we to do
I beg our lives  anew.”

And while she burdened their future, He would look at her like a baby to his mother...for at that moment of weakness, she meant his protection, love and security.  She would end with:

"you know I can't live without you.  
Since the first start debut
We are but two souls as one glued
Until the last star Baby, then turn blue”

and with that, He would fall in love all over again...as if it was the first time his sore eyes were graced by her sight.  

Because of all the burdens she battled, he needed, had to, with no doubt, find a special gift for his lady.  Something unique and worthy as a token of appreciation for her devotion.  Something one of a kind that reflected this one immense feeling in his heart. So, Mr. D went out and:

He looked
up and down
nose to toe
high and low
to and fro
for this gift that he would bow.

Then he looked as far as he could throw...

and there he saw the moon!  As soon as he saw that transient moon in the heavens, He knew the moon and his wife were meant to be as one, for the moon would finally have a home and his wife would have that worthy gift.  

...but Mr. D needed to consult with the only one able to make the moon a gift....

and so he went to heaven and said:

"All mighty, you the one above
the moon I need for my beloved"

so God pondered among doves,
and gestured with white gloves:

“Why should I part from my beloved moon?"  God thundered….

Mr. D, shocked but happy God would even consider his request, answered with great confidence: I want to give her the moon because:

"She's the sugar to my salt!
Has my heart in her vault!
as long as I am
your will and all"

"Covers half this dirt and clay
Opposite me, I’m so dismayed!
Lord just one word, if you may...
for our eternal embrace
You will is my way"

"We are different.  While I'm white, with blond hair, she's beautiful, dark and mysterious!  When I’m tired from being everywhere at work, she’ll come to relieve me and she throws me stars as kisses!"

"But my Lord, it also feels like I can never be close enough to her.  I have visions of almost gracing her skin, but she falls into the darkness, every time."  

The Lord listened:

And pondered
all pleas of the heart to him
With no words to squander
declared to all his subjects there under:

"I leave to ponder
For seven cycles
your fate I’ll wonder.
a new owner for my moon,
I may have found her"

And so Mr. D nervously awaited those seven cycles and as promised, God returned on the 7th and he spoke:

"I've seen the proof upon your history,
You two will forever be...this not a mystery.
I've blessed your arguments with victory!
for I could find no trickery
but a gentleman soon free from misery.

and for his beautiful wife,
A new moon and life!"

With those words, God manipulated the heavens and the earth with wonderful, thunderous noises and bright flashes!

The sky twirled and the rock beneath them morphed into something it never was...

God then handed the moon to Mr. D and he announced:  

"To you Day, I present this moon for your beloved lady, the Night to belong to her forever!  Whenever she calls for you, you may streak your rays upon this moon and it will light the darkest corners so all could see the beauty of your lady Night!"

“The thunderstorm you felt was to give you a new happy life!  I’ve created a new planet out of this molten flat rock and it will be round. I will call it Earth. Unlike the flatness that kept you always apart,  you will be able to beam your light onto the round shape of this terra firma and blend with your lady.   I shall call this meeting place 'the twilight.' There at twilight, hands of light and darkness will interlace and you'll be able to embrace her at the edges of your light and her darkness.  Upon this earth, there will always be twilight somewhere for you to embrace your love.  I've also created the 'eclipse' and upon this marble that will be ignited by your moon, the two of you will be as one wherever this strong bond of light and dark touches earth. Upon this earth, all humanity will live and worship you and your lady with great admiration."

God spoke it, and time began.

So from that day forward, the moon eternally belongs to Night.  This cycle of life will forever live in bliss as one in the twilight, and with an eclipse, be intimate...until the last star falls from the heavens.  

Day's face printed on the moon with happiness when he put it at her feet.  You can see his face when he’s gracing lady night with rays.

©® - Luiz D. Syphre

In dedication to my two lil ones M and M.  
"Who loves you? And who do you love?" :)

Angie S 2d

in eons the Earth
found the means to create
a wonderous world populated
with lush forests, rippling oceans,
and life bursting from every corner

and yet, the planet
still spins in the same direction
the moon still
borrows her light from the sun

then tell me
what's the use of
wishing on shooting stars
they've seen every unchanging moment
they know each story ends the same way

the flowers i've planted
have never bloomed, nor felt spring
all these years i believed
with enough water i could do

perhaps i need to
plant my flowers elsewhere
or perhaps i should
accept this broken universe

i want to thank the hello poetry community for being so supportive of my poetry over the past month or so. a lot of them have trended and the comments i've gotten are so nice! maybe i don't get as much feedback as other poets, but it's okay :)

my whole life i've tried to fix things
but doing so has broken me

Dicen que nació del polvo
de una estrella
su madre la luna
y el padre era el sol.

Era de cabellos dorados
tenia la piel blanca
creció jugando
también soñando
se lleno de fantasias
su alma siguió bailando
su cuerpo se quedo intacto
seguia siendo
el niño de la luna.

Alguien lo esperaba
en un cohete a tierra
pero el nunca tomo el vuelo
ahora debía ser mas fuerte.

Una noche estrellada
una voz femenina lo llamaba
era la vida vestida de astronauta
lo arropo y luego lo lanzo.

Cuando el niño fue atraído
por la gravedad y sus pies
tocaron tierra, sus pulmones
se llenaron de aire
y su mente de nuevas ideas.

The night's venom bore through my skull.
The seduction to comply with its demand.
A tempting offer,
with a kind skeleton to show me the way.
His bones were cracked,
but still intact.
His boney smile did not seem so different from my own.
His hand gently enveloped mine as he dragged me along.
The beautiful fields he leads me through caught my eye,
the blues and purples of the field seemed to blend with the sky.
A moon falling on the horizon,
yet darkness still filled the sky.
He stumbled over his own feet.
You would think,
if he’s long enough to be a skeleton,
he should know how to walk.

A memory so dear to my heart
From the time when I was five
Playing where the river was nearby
Watching the moon with my mom

I was more than sure
That running around the river will get me to the moon
For it seemed so close
My mother laughed and handed me an ice cream cone
Saying lets watch it together some more

The moon looked like it was tagging along
" look mom the moon is walking us home "
With the most beautiful smile on her face
My mother said
"I'm glad you have a friend who'll forever look after you"
© Ame Agami

Some days are the sun
Some days are the moon
And some days are the stars which burn out in-between

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