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Watcher of the Moon

Watcher of the Moon

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Watcher of the Moon,
on a silver crescent sat,
his gaze earthward bound.

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Moon’s Watcher glared at a battlefield where
the nyctophilia army fought.
their drums beat a savage tattoo as he stared.
Tattooed arms raised axes and swords that sought
more soldiers to fell and more innocent
lives to terrorize, more power to siphon–
to rip from the green land leaving it spent,
a broken corpse unable to live on,
as destroyed as the conquered structures fall,
and towers burn from the Irregular’s
torches; for the eristic, there’s no call
not when war makes allies into liars,
leaving life to struggle on and adjust
as it lurks, waiting for peace and the just.

~ ~ ~

Witness as it falls–
and civilization dies
shattering like glass.

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Echoes in chaos–
civilization’s mem’ry–
a hungry baby’s cry.

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Watcher of the Moon,
on a dark’ning crescent cried
silver tears that soothe.

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For Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’s Wordle #101 “March 14, 2016”
Based off the mythology of my fantasy world and a character who will appear in a future Quest storyline. Consider this a sneak peak 😉
Image Credit: Pixabay

55 thoughts on “Watcher of the Moon

        1. Thank you 🙂 I wish the blogosphere shared your desire. I write more prose (not flash fiction but novels) than poetry but the poems get the reads. This week’s test proved it conclusively. 😦 I am not sure what to do editorially next week.

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          1. I am a screenwriter and unpublished novelist. I want to have my stuff read, but I realize that no one has the time to read. I have blogging friends (0ther hopeful novelists) who post writing that is ten or twelve pages long. Who has the time to read it? Between work, life, family, & following other blogs no one has the time to read it. I noticed the followers they do have leave generic comments that don’t PROVE they read it. I do these little writing snippets, (trying to keep it under 300 words as much as possible) with little description & concentrated more on emotion. By many of the comments, I can tell people actually read it. I did the same with my novels. I wrote scenes of my characters that show them and their conflict (outside of the novel). This is an experiment of course. ut i seems to be working. I will read anyhting you post. And give you honest criticism. Tomorrow I will post a short story (under 200) words. Let me know what you think. When will you post ficiton?

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            1. 12 pages?!?! Holy God. No wonder no one reads. I post stories in 500 – 1000 word chunks with images and short poems to break up the text. The comments i receive always mention something the reader liked, a line a plot point, a question about a character. Since I don’t like reading long blocks of text myself I always try to break it up somehow. I get loads of comments that let me know readers appreciate that. This past week was an aberration. I do story posts every day. I have 4 ongoing novels, 7 ongoing plotlines. One book is a recasting of another book that was written entirely in sonnets. I’m tired of sonnets but I love the book and readers do too. They loved the switch to include more prose

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                1. Name of the novels? Aerials, Quest, (Re)Quest, Curse Breaker: Enchanted. The table of contents for each are stickied to my homepage. The table of contents gives an overview of the plot, characters, etc plus links to all the posts/chapters currently published. 3/4 books take place in the same fantasy country at different points in time.

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                    1. That’s what he is – a Curse Breaker. We get into that in detail in book two and that scene is killer. His country is 90% enchanted forest. Hence the title. 😀 Titles aren’t my forte. There’s no rush. I have a very demanding 9-5 gig. So I understand.

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  1. “Silver tears that sooth.” Indeed. The moon’s gentle light is most comforting, even as she gathers all the sorrows and ills and hurts and calms them with her balms and eases the weary mind with soft sleep. A wonderful perspective!

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    1. Thank you and yes, this is meant to be incorporated into Quest. I took a new character for a future storyline out for a poetic test drive around part of the conflict that none of my other characters are aware of 🙂 I’m glad you like it.

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