Crescent

It’s like an old heartbroken wish, granted
Sacred as a child’s prayer,

A crystal whisper of innocence and vulnerability
long forgotten on the barren playgrounds of a time remembered;
A back and forth parallel crescent, indelible and perpetual

Awakening a slight truth
That is still left in me
Like the painful longing for a child lost to an endless night. . .

~m

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6 thoughts on “Crescent

  1. Dear Mr. Bad Sneaker, I absolutely adored the place that this took me to in my mind. Very beautiful and since I believe you are also a musician, you will understand when I say that I felt a melody behind this. You captured this moment well for I was able to share it with you. Thanks for that. ~KIM

    Kim-
    I appreciate this comment very much.
    And yes, there was a melody in there somewhere.
    Whenever I write this rambling sort of prose, I listen to music.
    This piece was written listening to “The River”, a dark, beautiful piano/cello piece by Ketil Bjornstad.
    Again, thanks so much for the comment.
    ~m

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  2. Sort of like still praying for just one day when nobody suffers?

    Such phrases, Michael! If you haven’t yet, read my post dated 3/23/07. 😉

    I have the feeling that people will take from this what they need.
    Does that make sense?
    It means something very different to me, but maybe that’s what it’s all about.
    I will check out the post later tonight or tomorrow.
    Thanks, Lolly.
    ~m

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  3. I am not sure I can catch up with you from where you wrote this, but it has to be a very special place.
    It’s beautiful.

    It is a beautiful place, albeit painfully sad and bittersweet.
    Thanks, SP.
    I always appreciate a comment from someone whose work I admire.
    ~m

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  4. I LOVE THE PICTURE!!! Its a waxing crescent. We are studying the phases of the moon in science class. Fun, fun. Nice poem. =)

    ~H

    A waxing crescent. Hmmm, I like that.
    Thank for reading daughter of mine… 😉
    ~d

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