Couldn’t stop you
You were going down
I wasn’t ready to shine
my smile looked more like a frown
You taught me the basics
seasons and days
made sure I’d stay clear
of your rays
You gave me a piece
of something too
was it the wisdom of you?
You left me
a lone little moon
I guess I was ready
just seemed all too soon
You spoke from the ages
about your ways
I will miss looking across
the earth at your gaze
14 thoughts on “Must Shine on My Own”
Beautiful…..love the image as well Leslie… I love the words : “You spoke from the ages”…so timeless. Very nice! =) *hugs & love dear friend ~April
Very moving… thanks.
there are many days the moon and the sun never meet and then there are days they share the sky…
And, alas, the world keeps on turning. Relentless.
“I wasn’t ready to shine all alone”
That was my favorite line in this piece because it made me wonder what the story is behind that not-readiness and aloneness, and so it drew me into the poem with a desire to answer ny questions. It would make a wonderful first line for a story or a novel.
Lovely wordplay and rhymes, Leslie…
It does teach us great things.. it makes the most deepest of voices speak and be heard..
An elegant way of putting it across…
Nice concept. we get lot of information from the experience of mentors. After we learn from them, its upto us to put those info into application . From then on, its all about our efforts and ability to shine on our own. Nice poetry.
So many different ways of viewing this poem…for me I saw the lost of someone who had walked beside you for many years and then died….leaving you to now to shine on your own but with the wisdom of their years now with you…but you know me…always just a little out there. 😉
Very thought provoking, this one.
I agree, a very moving poem xxxx
Magic words…..loved the picture, it compliments your poem so well! One word…Timeless and very moving to me!! Wherever you are, whatever you do, have a wonderful weekend my dear friend ~ Hugs x
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I enjoyed reading this. Loved the rhythm and the rhyme, and the central images floating through it. – Bill
Thanks Bill – that picture really helped pull it together