The Moon Seeks Attention



Like a spurned lover, the moon turns  from the sun,
Casting its opaque shadow over the earth, its adversary.
 Despised for reflecting light, not emitting its own, It is jeered and taunted.
In anger, it traces a path of totality, weary of the ceaseless dance with earth.

Forgetting its place, its power, its purpose,
 It hurls itself unceremoniously in front of the sun,
 Aligning a straight path with the earth,
 Seeking attention like a woman with an indifferent lover.

Agitated, it blocks the sun's radiant light,
Drawing nearer until it shrouds  the sun's disc.
 Seeking reassurance, it absorbs all the lighted energy,
The sun, in remorse, allows its corona to gleam around the moon.

Reassured of the sun's love, attention, and kindness, it finds solace.
 Satisfied, it embraces its role, a stabilizing force,
 Which the earth needs to remain on its axis!

About this poem

This poem was inspired by the " Great North American" eclipse of April 8, 2024. I have used the Moon, Sun and Earth as metaphors for inequality, injustices, and cohabitation.

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Written on April 08, 2024

Submitted by Abbykesington on April 08, 2024

Modified by Abbykesington on April 08, 2024

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABXC DACX XXBX DXD
Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 865
Words 159
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 3

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4 Comments
  • Paige123
    I love how you portrayed the sun and moon and took on a new meaning of the eclipse. I really enjoyed it.
    LikeReply1 month ago
    • Abbykesington
      I'm glad you enjoyed my poem. Even further encouraged to write more. The eclipse was what inspired the poem, but in reality, the sun, moon and earth were metaphors...
      LikeReply1 month ago
  • amandak.45897
    Love it
    LikeReply1 month ago
    • Abbykesington
      I'm glad you love it. I read some of your poe.s. They are very strong...speaks a lot of courage.
      LikeReply1 month ago
    • amandak.45897
      Thank you! :)
      LikeReply 11 month ago
  • crucifiedinhim2
    Well written. I enjoyed it
    LikeReply1 month ago
    • Abbykesington
      thanks for enjoying the poem. I hope you got to see the deeper meanings embedded in the lines.
      LikeReply1 month ago
  • RyanBlackborough
    I've read a few of your poems and you have quite an interesting way with words, in a good way.
    LikeReply1 month ago
    • Abbykesington
      Thank you. Words carry a lot of meanings for me.
      LikeReply1 month ago
    • RyanBlackborough
      It's amazing the power they can have.
      Be well.
      LikeReply 11 month ago
    • Abbykesington
      I'm glad they carry such powers. Thanks.
      LikeReply1 month ago

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