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Moonlit Poetry

November 7, 2018

Why do you hide so often?

Are you shy?

You glow too brightly for that.

You look lonely.

You also look whole.

How do you manage that?

I want to understand you,

but you keep a part of yourself

hidden away.

I want to know why

you see yourself

as so mysterious

that you only truly show yourself

when you think

the world isn’t watching.

I am fascinated

by the way

you can see the world’s secrets

and yet still keep your own so well.

I look at you and think

I will never stop wondering,

but when you look at me,

I am completely transparent.

You know my thoughts,

you see my secrets,

you listen to all my heartbeats.

But no one could gather

or contain your secrets—

they are scattered among the skies,

forming constellations

and pretending to be predictable,

so much deeper

than anyone could imagine.

I want to know if you are smiling

from your place in the sky,

or if the shooting stars at two a.m.

are actually your tears.

If you travel the world so much,

I want to know if you call one place home.

I want to see the rain and fireworks

from your point of view.

But it is also intriguing

that you keep me wondering.

You never ask questions,

and never answer mine;

you are just there,

glowing, breathing,

listening.

And if I have learned anything from you,

it is that I want to love

as you love—

from a gentle corner of the sky,

casting just as much light as is needed,

unveiling the beauty of the dark,

and strong enough to sweep the sea.

27 Comments

  1. Brianna Storm Hilvety

    After reading this poem, I’ve decided that the moon is an introvert—and probably an INFJ. 😉 This sounds like what I’d imagine an extrovert thinking when they look at an introvert. You’ve captured life’s beauty yet again, Cindy! 💜

    Reply
    • Cindy Green

      Definitely an introvert 😀 I love the thought of this being from an extrovert to an introvert. What a uniquely beautiful perspective! ❤️

  2. Mariposa Aristeo

    I just want to reiterate what Brianna said—this poem is just 😍😍😍. I know I always say I love your poetry, but I particularly like this one because I identify with it so well. I’ve always wondered how other people (specifically extroverts 😉) see me, especially since I’m so quiet and reserved. Sometimes I wonder if I should try to act more extroverted and talkative, but you’ve helped me to see there is beauty in the most introverted souls too. 🤗

    Thank you for writing this, dear Cindy!

    Reply
    • Cindy Green

      Oh, my dear, there is so much beauty in introverted souls. How could there not be? You glow too brightly for that. ❤️

  3. Daeus Lamb

    *Steals this poem away and stares at it in a dark corner*

    Reply
    • Cindy Green

      How’s the dark corner?

      (❤️)

  4. Gabrielle Pollack

    ^^^^^^ What Daeus said.

    So. Much. Beauty. I can’t handle it all.

    Reply
    • Cindy Green

      *grins and hugs you* ❤️

  5. Eden Anderson

    Ohhh, this is so sweet!!!
    I can’t find the words to express what I felt while I read your poem, so I’m just going to give it lots of big hearts.
    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Reply
    • Cindy Green

      Aww. Thanks, Eden ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  6. Libby

    Crazy awesome. You leave me with no words but those.

    Reply
    • Cindy Green

      You are too sweet. 🙂

  7. serenity

    I second @libby!!!
    There is no way I could say how awesome this is! SO awesome!

    Reply
    • Cindy Green

      Aww, thanks for reading and making me smile!

    • Cindy Green

      And that touches my heart deeply. ❤️

  8. Rachel Rogers

    *tries not to cry* It’s sooooo perfect, Cindy! *cries* <3

    Reply
    • Cindy Green

      *cries because you’re crying* ❤️

  9. Katherine Baker

    Beautiful depiction of the moon. The way your broke of the sentences in each line gave it a thoughtful, far-off feel. The conclusion you reached was beautiful. Another gorgeous poem.
    Now it needs to be night again so I can read it under the moon while listening to soft music. 🙂

    Reply
    • Cindy Green

      *melts* I love how beautifully thoughtful your comments are. Thank you so much 🙂 And oh yes. Do that. Experiences like that leave your heart too full for words.

  10. Hedges

    *takes many deep breaths*
    why are you so good at poeting

    Reply
    • Cindy Green

      *attempts to take similar deep breaths* and how are you so good at humaning

    • Hedges

      @cindy *takes more deep breaths* if I am good at humaning it is in part because you are good at poeting and you deserve lots of good humaning to come your way

      xD But seriously, well done. I really enjoy reading your poetry. (:

  11. The Fledgling Artist

    Thank you for sharing another one of your masterpieces with us Cindy! 🙂 <3 <3

    Reply
    • Cindy Green

      *smiles wide* I’m glad you liked it. 🙂

  12. Sarah

    Really enjoyed your poem Cindy. Good job. *happy face as I give you a double thumbs up*

    Reply
    • Cindy Green

      *even happier face at the double thumbs up* Thank you, Sarah! 🙂

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