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Full Moon Greeting
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By Michelle Angelini
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A Full Moon Greeting



3/12/2017



 



On my way home at night, when



a full, pale moon appeared before the stars



twinkled in the sky, but Orion threw



his sword to catch not a lover, their



lights dazzled the sky but glowing spears.



 



The pain, almost unbearable, and



a wonder my eyes hadn’t water’d;



still, holding mentally what I saw in heaven



I knew if I made it this close to home with



my burden, I remembered crowded buses, their



longer rides home, I could hold my unshed tears.



 



I don’t know if they felt as grouchy as I did.



They must have seen a greater he



who touched travelers to smile



on their weariness, energize his



people, and allow them to work



through their commuter difficulties to



bear the ride home and see



 



their families or companions as I did.



And when I reached home, it was he



that gave me rest and relief; who



watches me, forgiving mistakes I made.



My pain was nothing compared to the Lamb



who suffered on Calvary to make



sure sins were forgiven for thee.



 


 


Author's Note - This kind of poem is called A Golden Shovel poem. I got this prompt from Poets&Writers.org. At this moment, I forget the poet who invented this form. The idea is to take a short poem or several lines from a poem, creating your own, using the poem or lines for the end words of each line. The poem I chose (and what a challenge!) was William Blake's "The Tyger." I used the 5th stanzz. It's a poem I've always liked. See below:


 



 A Golden Shovel 



poem according to the 



the 5th stanza of “The Tyger” by William Blake 



 



“When the stars threw down their spears



And water’d heaven with their tears:



Did he smile his work to see?



Did he who made the Lamb make thee?”




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Submitted: Friday, March 17, 2017

Last Updated: Sunday, March 19, 2017

About the Poet
Michelle Angelini, aka Chelle, has been writing poetry for over 40 years. She has been published in many Southern California chapbooks and calendars. I am retired and dealing with my health issues. My Saviour, Jesus is always with me. God holds me within His wings. I am working slowly on a second book poetry and possibly my photography. And, I'm over 65 now and still loving it, even though my social life is not what it once was because of the painful fibromyalgia. It's quite frustrating, but I know Jesus still has "work" for me to do to show how much He blesses me.


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