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Moonstruck

She is never fickle.

You could set your calendar by her,

count the months by her,

howl your heart out at her,

remind yourself of something older,

wiser,

kinder,

by her.

She follows no matter where you go,

rises and falls with you,

grows and shrinks,

matches your courage, your weakness,

your strength and your brittleness.

She is constant,

and ever changing.

Here one night,

shifted the next,

always in motion and always bright.

Even behind the clouds,

she is a reminder that day is not all gone,

and night is but a respite,

an interlude in which to breathe

and you are never really alone.

She is there.

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The last time I tried to write a poem about the moon I ended up with a piece of flash fiction called Not Of This Era instead so I’m happy to see that this one stayed a poem even if it isn’t my favourite bit of writing.

As you might have guessed, tonight’s prompt at the dVerse Poets Pub is poems about the moon, so if you want to get involved and read some great poetry then click the logo above and get your butt over there.

Thanks for reading, I’ve now got some of my own to do. 🙂

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Carol Forrester is a twenty-three year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.

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  1. So enjoyed this. It’s clever and for me touching, too. Can’t explain why aside from the moon has witnessed some happy and not so happy moments in my life so I hold her dear. Plus I’m a Pisces 🙂

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