Ma Moon

Ma moon
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Ma moon, ma moon where do you hide tonight
I look but cannot see your face shining so bright?

Ma moon, ma moon can you come out to play
I've waited and watched and looked for you all day.

Ma moon, ma moon will you answer please
I know you can show yourself in the sky with ease.

My boy, my boy, I am up in the sky
I look down and see you and often wonder why

My boy, my boy, why do others not see
That I am up here shining for others and for thee

Ma moon, ma moon I wait for you all day
I look to see your face and know it's time to pray

Ma moon, ma moon can you hear my call
Without you there the darkness shines upon us all.

My boy, my boy I am always here
My face shines toward your earth to always keep you near.

My boy, my boy I'm not always full
But I know that the earth's waters will always feel my pull.

Ma moon, ma moon do you play with the sun
Or do you go to sleep when your day is done

Ma moon, ma moon are you ever lonely
Do you play with the stars or are you their one and only

My boy, my boy I am very far from you
And God has given me a special job to do.

My boy, my boy I light the darkest night
To show the way to those who need a night time bright.

Ma moon, ma moon you're there for all to see
A nightly sight I look for that always comforts me.

Ma moon, ma moon please never go away
Keep your light up in the sky for ever and a day

My boy, my boy I will always go around
The place you call the earth, where you stand upon the ground

My boy, my boy you will always know my light
But now my boy, it's time to say goodnight.


When my grandson was first learning to talk he became fascinated with the moon. Every night, and day sometimes, he would want to go outside and look up to see the moon. He had difficulty saying moon so we thought telling him to say "Ma" as in mom, followed by "moon" would help with the "m" word. The result was "ma moon." For almost a year we all called the moon, "ma moon." He is still fascinated by the look of the moon and wants to go outside at night to just sit and watch it. We're not sure where the fascination started or why but it's been over a year now and he continues to love the moon. We know many adults are fascinated by the moon and it's wonderful light and guiding way.

Because of my grandson's fascination with the moon I decided to try my hand at a poetic fable. It's a fable because the moon talks back to the boy. It's basically a nonsense fable as there is no real conversation -- the moon doesn't really answer the boy's questions but speaks on his own, so it's not really a question and answer thing. It is a fable only because the moon speaks. Every fable has a moral; the moral in this 'fable' is that the moon finally says good night to the little boy talking to him. The moon also explains he has a special job to do so that might classify as an additional moral. Either way, it was fun to write and is written as a tribute to my grandson and his love of the moon. I hope you enjoyed reading it.

Please leave a comment and let me know if you enjoyed this little fable or not.

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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

As a Hindu I follow lunar calender. Moon is a powerful deity in Hinduism. As a child, I remember, watching moon and wondering why it changes everyday. Thanks for sharing your story about your grandson.


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tillsontitan 5 years ago from New York Author

I think the moon is powerful to everyone without our always acknowledging it. Glad you liked my story.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

What a sweet tale and tribute to your grandson. Whoever coined the word sure got "grand" correct, didn't they? He will cherish this forever and hopefully pass it down to his own grands one day.


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feenix 5 years ago

Hello, tillsontitan,

This a lovely, heart-warming piece of writing and I enjoyed reading both the "fable" and your explanation for composing it.


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tillsontitan 5 years ago from New York Author

Thank you Hyphenbird and feenix. "Grand" children do make life grand and heart-warming.


mikeq107 5 years ago

Well last night as I was barking at it!!! I got a major revelation...yes Tilly all men are dogs.. LOL

No This is a great rendition and based on your grandson..love it you have captured it very well...ten Irish tenor thumbs up !!!

Mike :0))

ps great video!!!


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tillsontitan 5 years ago from New York Author

Nah, men aren't dogs, they just like to bay at the moon. Thanks for the thumbs up, what could be better then ten Irish tenor thumbs up!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

I like this very much. up and shared


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I liked this so much! I love the moon and am always enthralled when I read poetry about her--


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echoe0021 4 years ago from Conway, AR

I thought that was magnificent. I liked the aspect of wonder in it.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Thanks PDX, not only for enjoying but for sharing. How nice of you. Audrey, I appreciate your stopping by. Echoe, glad you liked it.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

you're welcome, Till. It deserved to be shared.


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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

Fantastic! I want to share this with my son before he goes to bed. Thank you. Jamie


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

So glad you could share with your son and that you enjoyed.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Ma Moon. How sweet! I'm sure your grandson will always appreciate this memory :)


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Hopefully Sunshine. It will be something he can look back on. He used to drag us outside at all hours of the night just to see Ma Moon!


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Pamela Kinnaird W 4 years ago from Maui and Arizona

This was great fun. I'm so glad you shared it with all of us. When your grandson is older and married, he can share it with his children. It's wonderful. And hey, someone else very creative was thinking along the same lines as you because the other night when my grandchildren and I went to see 'Brave' there was an opening cartoon (just like in the 'olden' days) and guess what it was called? It was La Lune.

Ma Moon. La Lune. Great minds think alike.

Voting up, awesome, useful (because it inspires me to write more poetry) and Sharing.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Thanks so much Pamela. It's always nice being compared to a "great mind" ;) I hope you write lots more poetry!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

This is a lovely poem, Mary and the story of its birth is interesting as well. In my childhood days we used to sleep out in the open at night many times. During those nights, I can remember looking at the moon and the stars with awe and so many thoughts passed my mind then.

Voted up.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

Thank you for sharing Rajan....the moon is of course so universal yet we often see it with different eyes.


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

This is a fantastic little tribute "fable" for your grandson. Hope you copied and pasted it somewhere for him to always have. My granddaughter was always fascinated with the sky and leaves, almost as soon as she could see. They are our free babies, huh?


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

Believe it or not Jackie, I didn't copy this somewhere but sure will now! Thanks for the good advice. How lucky we are to have our free babies!!

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