Melancholy Moon



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The sky holds a tinctured air

And melancholy moon glows pale

Against the salted cheek in haste

No want to reveal in exhale

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Breath blows a shiver of words

Found begging to be left unsaid

That rise in the heat unheard

And fall on a heart left dead

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Within the moonlit music soft

The saddest of songs plays again

For finale falls on love so rare

In choked words gone unspoken

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For here is where all words fail

Apologies of no use in the now

No matter our hopeful chosen course

We ended up right here, somehow

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Commissioned here by artist’s hand

Goodbyes meant to look like this

No words are left for either to say

Just one haunting final kiss

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And every night since that kiss

Still holds a moon so sadly pale

Missing love in tinctured air

No want to reveal in exhale

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Comments
18 Responses to “Melancholy Moon”
  1. K.L. Hale says:

    “For here is where all words fail…” that, and so many descriptions, depict the sadness of the break-up (salted cheek). Moving, Brad!

  2. beth says:

    ‘still holds a moon so pale’ – heartbreaking

  3. A most hauntingly beautiful ode to love that ends and a lover lost…

  4. kristianw84 says:

    This is hauntingly beautiful, Brad.

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    Oh, the memories of that last kiss. Gone, but never forgotten.

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    Brad this is a lovely and provocative poem about love. I especially liked this:

    “For finale falls on love so rare
    In choked words gone unspoken.”

    Gorgeous work my dear friend. Sending you my love and hugs my friend.

    ❤️🤗🦋🥰🌹💝

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