The Stars Are Dark


The “star child” radiated beauty and spirit

nymph-like and lithe

celestial song of the sun and moon

framed her movement

day and night

***

men feasted on her

with their eyes

they wanted a piece of her song

”no you can’t have a nibble”

***

Under the stars of celebration

night like none other

no denial of merriment

she didn’t understand the game

***

Her mind and body  separated

was she walking on the stars

who did that face with the lips

belong to?

***

He was handsome

that she could tell

when she fell into his arms

it was a night of feasting

and gorging for all

***

Her song extinguished that night

stars lay dark and distant

“her beauty replaced by the scourge of pain”

they said the day her spirit was laid to rest

Author: moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. One of the many exciting things I've had the honor of doing is writing and publishing in multiple genres (including education) in E. African for E. Africa. As a writer, it is a thrill to write for children (on all continents) who want to learn. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 13 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2011 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the co-producer of that fast growing blog community. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - my joy is in meeting you!

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