Full Mooned

Blissfully blank

My head on the pillow,

Sweet slumbering solace.

'Til jolted awake.

Something's off. Someone's here.

Ears pricked, pulse quick'ning

I bristle alertness.

Alarmed door creaks

Tinkling its warning

What the…?

Bolting upright to see

I'm blinded by brightness

My mole eyes pop open

My arms flailing Braille

Who's that creeping around my door?
Who's that creeping around my door?

At the window,

Dark wooden slats

Cut striated slivers

Of silvery moonlight

Winking and blinking, insistently brilliant,

Like some urgent Morse Code,

Beseeching me

… what?

,

Bad Moon Rising

The clock says twelve-forty

Is it midday? Or midnight?

Pulse racing, I streak

Away from the blindness

Toward the intrusion.

Who’s that in my foyer?

What was the moon’s message?

“Hey, Mom, I’m home.

Full moon, you know.

People drive crazy.”

“Yes, Honey. I do know.

It does make us crazy.

To bed with you, now.

It’s late though it’s light.

Shut your blinds, shut your eyes.

And don’t forget

to turn off the moon.”

© Mighty Mom 2009. All rights reserved.

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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

I always love clear nights when I can see a full moon. Great poem, and these images truly go along with it.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

I really liked the pleasant disruption by your child to pull you out of your stream of consciousness! Great job!


Pachuca213 7 years ago

I loved it! You and I were in the mood for expressing nightly nature scenarios weren't we? LOL...is it a full moon? LOL


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emohealer 7 years ago from South Carolina

Love the full moon, was looking at it earlier. I also Love your poems, Very interesting!


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Thanks SP, dohn, Pachuca and emohealer.

Yes, it IS a full moon (or was last night). Round up the animals and pray for a breeze to cut the stillness.

Ahhhoooooooooooowwwwwww (that's me howling). MM


Pachuca213 7 years ago

You are so crazy...or should I say Looney (Luna-tic) LOL.... Isn't that where the term came from? I think that is pretty cool.


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alittlebitcrazy 7 years ago

The moon was beautiful last night, but it sure can make us act a little crazed. Nice poem!


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

Those years will come soon enough. So glad mine are are still sweet peas.


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fastfreta 7 years ago from Southern California

As usual MM, nice poem!


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wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

This is an excellent poem. I think my pulse actually quickened.


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bgpappa 7 years ago from Sacramento, California

great, just great


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Lady_E 7 years ago from London, UK

Lovely Poem :)


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advisor4qb 7 years ago from On New Footing

Nice poem!


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alekhouse 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

Loved this, MM... Compelling and very fluid...reads really well. Hey! didn't know you were such a good poet. Congrats!! Keep it up.


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

You are all too kind -- or else have been Moonstruck (hey -- gotta add that classic movie to my Amazon.com offerings!).

It's great to have such a warm reception here on HP for my foray into a new narrative poetry. Here's to HP, the most supportive writer's community ever. Here's to hubber friends like

alekhouse, BC (good to see you "back" my dear), advisor4qb, lady_e, bgpappa (good to see you enjoying non-political writing:-), wesleycox, my new friend fastfreta, RB (haven't see you around in a bit -- thanks for visiting!), alittlebitcrazy and my nature sister and fellow lunatic, pachuca! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH. MM


Pachuca213 7 years ago

De nada! Love you lots chica! thats what amigas are for, que no?!


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Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast

Wonderful poem MM very moving. Keep them coming!


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Uh oh! Now I'm getting blinded by Hub Love:-)! But I love it. And I love my friends. You are the best! xoxo


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

And let me add to it. You deserve it! Gripping, scary and funny.


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maggs224 7 years ago from Sunny Spain

You deserve all the praise they have given you wonderful hub


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Russ, Maggs, You made my afternoon. Thank you for enjoying my writing! MM


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Rochelle Frank 7 years ago from California Gold Country

Lovely imagry. I love the full moon in my dark woods, every month is different, but always startlingly bright. No wonder the ancient tribes thought her a goddess.

You are certainly mighty, as well.


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Why thank you, Rochelle. My Hubby is an avid Farmer's Almanac reader and always tells me the official name of each month's full moon. They are so colorful.

The full moon in dark woods -- that's a beautiful image (why does Robert Frost come to mind?).

This particular full moon was like being under a fluorescent interrogation light in Precinct #9:-). MM


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Uriel 7 years ago from Lebanon

wow the images are outstanding.... The poem added to my imagination especially while reading ALpha and omega by patricia Briggs (concerning werewolves) totally loved the images :D Gr8 one


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Thank you, Uriel. I love your writing, too! MM


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Cindy Letchworth 7 years ago from Midwest, U.S.A.

Love this. I also love the moon. Sometimes I just go outside and stand there gazing at its brilliance, wondering who else is gazing at it too.


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hi Cindy! What a beautiful image -- people all over the world communing via watching the moon! I also am intrigued with the moon's pulll on the tides. Not so much the disruptive effect it has on animals and people during these full moons. Pretty, but man, I need a good night's sleep!


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

LOL, I loved it! Yes, the full moon can make us crazy! You gave me a nice chuckle. I'll remember that one..."And don't forget to turn off the moon". Very clever poem. :D


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hey! Hows my favorite Hubber nurse (well, you and AEvans both)? Good to see you. Glad you got a chuckle.

You know, you have been posting such an array ov great photos -- you should do a hub that is just a gallery of k@ri photos, lol!!! MM


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puppascott 7 years ago from Michigan (As far as you know...)

MM,

I have to admit that I can't remember anything I read after "mole eyes." Just trying to picture someone with those little beads on their face was too much; I couldn't get the thought out of my head. Thanks.

Scott


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Puppascott -- Sorry to have freaked you out with the mole eyes! That's exactly how I felt, tho. Like a blind mole coming up out of the dark staring into the too bright moon.


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nutuba 7 years ago from North Carolina

I love this! Brilliantly done!


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Nutuba! Thank you so much. I am glad you liked it. I'm enjoying a respite from the too bring full moon these days.


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Yangtze 7 years ago

Moved poem,a such placid night!

I love the full moon!I am so lucky to see the total solar eclipse on July 22.


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Yangtze. Thank you! Eclipses are cool, aren't they?


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Yangtze 7 years ago

Yes,it is so wonderful!


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rebekahELLE 7 years ago from Tampa Bay

another full moon is here~~~ WOW, love your poem, and style, exciting to read. I also write poetry but haven't posted any here as yet~~ I do have one about the moon~~~ enjoy reading your work!


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Hi rebekahELLE, I am so glad you liked my poem. And yes, it's that light at night time of month again!

I will look forward to reading your poetry. I've found people very, very supportive here. Thanks for commenting. MM


Am I dead, yet? 7 years ago

MM, just getting around to this one and I enjoyed it very much, I wanted to add to your already awesome comments. I like the poet in you. I love the images that accompanied, very nice.


ralwus 7 years ago

BOO! Nice bit of prose here. ummm, were you really naked when you 'streaked' away from the brightness? oh my, hehe


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

AIDY, I'm glad you got around to visiting. I am loving doing hub poems -- decorating them with images is a big part of the excitement!

Ralwus -- LOL. I don't need to have guns in the house. All I would need to do is flash a prowler with my nakedness and they'd run for the hills:-). MM


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manlypoetryman 7 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

Really, a great poetry read...indeed. Surely...all full moons leave much to the imagination. Yet...you have managed to capture this one moonlit night in poetry...very well I might add...and helped us readers...get to envision the same feelings and emotions that you experienced. Very Real. Bravo...Well Done!


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA Author

Aw shucks, MPM. You're making me blush. Coming from a wordster such as yourself, this is a true compliment. I thank you. So excited I think I'll go out and howl at the moon (not full tonight, tho, although only a coupla days till the Autumnal Equinox!)


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mgamoras32 6 years ago from United States

This is a lovely poem the pictures of the lone wolf and moon are superb. There is also a song called WaterEarthMoon that corresponds to the nature of things as well


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Rory'S 6 years ago

great poem you should write more poetry i enjoy reading y

your work

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