A Poem: A full moon dancing in the night

The night was still, while the fan churned overhead

Blinds pulled tight, to keep the world from intruding

Sleep was the task on this bed my body aches for each evening

Seven hours broken into three segments of equal distance

So this old man can stumble out of slumber disturbing the cat

With a bladder full of the days liquids, cursing the demon of years

But a light shone through the cracks, between the sill and blinds edge

Brightly as I laid on my favorite side, pillow clutched in a romantic grip

My rest startled, comfort abandoned, by a light at two, sinking across my face

My covers provided no escape as I inched below their protection

Until this bright bulb sank into the shadows, beneath the roof tops high

Staring into distant windows of other old men roused by, a full moon dancing in the night

An original composition by the author of Ends and Beginnings



About ends and beginnings blog

I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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5 Responses to A Poem: A full moon dancing in the night

  1. Patricia says:

    Very Nice. On a humorous note, we have this wonderful skylight right over our bed that is so nice at night as we view the stars so beautiful and so close. However, when the sun comes out and heats up… 😆

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