A Poem by Moonlight's Child

A piece I wrote in class the other day. Based on some life stuff.


Two people walking alone

One one way

One the other

Slowly approaching one another


The girl

Wind whipping through

Her long curly hair and woven cloth

Messing it

But she doesn't care


She's alone

Looking for a kindren soul

Walking in the night

Her bare feet padding softly

On the concrete


The boy

A troubled face

Looking down at the ground

His unnaturally shelled feet

Pound upon


He's alone

His back laden with scholarly burdens

Walking back home

To continue working

To continue dying


She looks up

Eyes heavy with question

But- in fear of rejection

She looks away- down

Examining her bare red toenails


He walks by

Wanting to stay alone

No- thinking that's what he wants

Head down

He ignores her


She takes a few more steps

Then stops- turns

He's now a speck in the distance

His troubles do not parallel hers

She walks back into the wind


One person walking alone

Going where her feet will take her

Knowing she must think and live and walk


© 2011 Moonlight's Child

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Really well done
I can honestly i truly know what each line resembles
at least to me

Posted 3 Years Ago

this is a very sad poem though I did enjoy reading it. It held me in suspense to see if the two of them would meet each other and then they wont have to walk alone but they didn't. It symoblizes not only are there some things or burdens on life that we must deal with alone but also that our lives are lived in a sense alone because of our own experiences. In a way we are forever alone. Good writing.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on April 28, 2011
Last Updated on May 23, 2011
Tags: Poem, Girl, Boy, Alone


Moonlight's Child
Moonlight's Child

Hi. I'm me. That's all you have to know. Call me Moonlight if you wish. I'm a freshman in college. I love to write. I've been writing since... as long as I can remember. I write poetry, plays and shor.. more..