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Big Old Moon

Updated on October 23, 2016

Big old moon, way up in the night sky, why can't I touch you, just why, oh why,

I lay in my bed and wish I could die, then as I go to sleep, seems I always cry.

I need to find me a new home, nobody loves me in the one now that I've got,

My foster home ain't no fun, they just don't want to care for a boy named Scott.

I was put in seven foster homes, starved, was never given any new clothes,

When along came a mother I thought cared about me, not like all of those.

Had a sister and father who took me to school, tried to follow the golden rule,

Then they suddenly dumped me in a hospital for mentally ill, I felt like a fool.

Man in the moon, will you be my father, if you're too busy, please don't bother,

Been needing family for a very long time, got change in my pocket, bout a dollar.

If I make a wish and throw it in the well, can it come true, then I'd learn to spell.

Having trouble reading and writing, just no one to tell, sure looks like I might fail,

Please send a new family, Mama and a Dad, not too happy, ones I've had,

If you see a hound dog or a kitty cat, I'd like a pet, right now I'm kinda sad.

I'll promise to be real quiet and good, following all the rules just like I should.

If there is a star up in heaven, named after me, pass it on, I know you would..


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      whonunuwho 11 months ago from United States

      He will always be remembered. Thank you for your kind review. Blessings. whonu

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      Ann Carr 11 months ago from SW England

      So sad and I'm sorry for your loss. I love to see a full moon; there is something powerful about it. I especially like the large red harvest moons! This story is powerful and stirs our emotions. Children are lucky if they find a kind and loving family such as yours.


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      whonunuwho 15 months ago from United States

      Those were tough days to deal with for our family and we had to be strong to endure it all. We got through and were blessed in the end. whonu

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      Shauna L Bowling 15 months ago from Central Florida

      Whonu, this is so sad.

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      whonunuwho 16 months ago from United States

      Thank you MsDora and so glad you read my work. Thank you for your nice reviews. whonu

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      Dora Weithers 16 months ago from The Caribbean

      The moon is a kinda constant in the life of a boy who travels from house to house. His plea for a family and a sense of belonging makes us join his cry. You manage to tug hard at our heartstrings in this poem.

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      whonunuwho 16 months ago from United States

      Yes my friend, he was. We were so blessed and we really got to understand first hand about other children who we worked with for many years. Thank you. whonu

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      Threekeys 16 months ago from Australia

      I feel very sad for you and Scott. I am so sorry......yet in saying that Scott was very lucky to have you, your wife and your daughter as his family. Life finally gave him a break. The analogy with the Moon? Is beautiful and haunting.Just like the memories you probably have of your son Scott.

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      whonunuwho 16 months ago from United States

      My son loved his adopting parents very much. He was happy in his life, at the time of his demise. It hurt very much when we lost him, but we were so blessed to have him in our lives. Thank you for your nice review. whonu

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      LouBug126 16 months ago

      Everytime I see a Full Moon, it makes me Smile and gives me good feelings inside.

      Using the Full Moon photo with your post is awesome..everytime you see a Full Moon, remember the good times, smiles and laughter with your Son, I bet he is as well....