Moon and the Sun

The moon struggled to rise
One night, as the sun
Gasped towards the sea
Leaving the day undone

The earth overheated
From disregard and denial
Left us breathless this night
Waiting for the moon’s arrival

An arrangement was needed
To placate the moon
A possibility of compromise
But communication inopportune

With neither ever meeting
At anytime in the sky
An intermediary is required
Our actions yet another black eye

We are the conduits
For continual balance of the Earth
We must care for it with love
It is suffering from a dearth

Losing precious inventory
With ignorant decisions
Responsibility disregarded
Leading to ultimate derision

Shooting ourselves in the foot
Leaving a permanent disability
With nothing for our children to inherit
Except the irreversibility

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

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  8 comments for “Moon and the Sun

    • Christine Bolton
      July 27, 2018 at 3:28 pm

      Thank you for thinking of me! I’m not sure when I can get to this though Kristian. I hope you don’t mind.

  1. July 27, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    Ha ha. Great minds think alike. 🙂

    Here is my poem, which is quite similar, but different.

  2. July 27, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Loved this! We so need to care for our earth before ever considering venturing any further!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 27, 2018 at 1:00 pm

      Thank you! Yes why the rush when we are making such a mess of things here. 😊

  3. July 27, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    This is an unfortunate reality we are faced with in the age of Trump, where corporate greed trumps the health of our planet.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 27, 2018 at 12:32 pm

      Yes! He’s taking us on a road to nowhere and no means of return. 😡

      • July 27, 2018 at 12:39 pm


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