On the night of the dead
Dressed to disguise
My lover, I think
Looked me in the eyes

Spellbound I gazed
into the center of his mask
Is this really him
I stopped myself to ask

He took my hand
and we wandered for a while
Weaving through the labyrinth
reaching the center aisle

We stopped and he whispered
Gently in my ear
Evocative words
that I wanted to hear

His voice was different
But I didn’t have a care
I shivered when we touched
I knew I shouldn’t dare

We walked on to a rivulet
Where he kissed me long
Wrapping his arms around me
So tightly and strong

We stood there together
Until I began to swoon
This was not my lover
I had just danced on the moon

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

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  21 comments for “Moondance

  1. October 31, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    Ah! Christine, this is truly lovely and mysterious. Love it, my dear! 😊❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      October 31, 2018 at 9:35 pm

      Thank you so much Punam 🙂

      • October 31, 2018 at 9:45 pm

        You are welcome dear. 🙂❤️

  2. October 31, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Wow. The mystic in this narrative is overwhelming. I love it.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 31, 2018 at 11:30 am

      Thanks Ragazza!

  3. October 31, 2018 at 1:01 am

    Lovely and haunting.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 31, 2018 at 8:27 am

      Thanks Judy! 🙂

  4. October 30, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    Oooh, I loved the mystery

    • Christine Bolton
      October 31, 2018 at 8:28 am

      Thanks Barbara 🙂

  5. October 30, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    just need to say WOW! i was gasping for air at the end, so highly erotic without bearing skin , just that touch and long kiss, just WOW!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 30, 2018 at 10:35 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it Gina. I actually categorized it as humor! Maybe I should change it 🙂

      • October 30, 2018 at 10:41 pm

        maybe i like a man who mixes passion with laughter, wait i do! no it is perfect, I read the feelings more than the tags and this one was just so passionate to me. I am rather naughty in public and it unsettles him…sometimes!

      • Christine Bolton
        October 30, 2018 at 10:42 pm

        Yes she was outrageous! He was mystery man and she enjoyed herself!

      • October 30, 2018 at 10:43 pm

        my lips are sealed, so tempted to say more! but she knows how to have fun,i i like her!

      • Christine Bolton
        October 31, 2018 at 9:08 am

        I think we have all been her at some point in our lives, so we are all naughty! 🙂

  6. October 30, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Lovely poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 31, 2018 at 8:33 am

      Thanks Sadje! 🙂

  7. October 30, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    beautiful and magical <3

    • Christine Bolton
      October 30, 2018 at 8:10 pm

      Oh thank you so much 🙂💕

      • October 30, 2018 at 8:22 pm

        you are welcome. you really brought dancing with the moon to life with your poem!

      • Christine Bolton
        October 31, 2018 at 8:30 am

        what fun! 🙂

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