Posts Tagged Moon

Blood On The Moon ~ the story

001 Blood On the MoonBlood On the Moon was the first short story I wrote when I decided I wanted to try and write. This is the 2015 rewritten version (I hope it’s better than the original). It’s 2170 words long (5 single spaced pages), so print it and read it later if you want. I’ll even email it to you, if you can’t print it off the blog. Click the picture to enlarge and read the poem by the same title. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Moon Touching the Rainbow

Sometimes, I am overwhelmed by the blessings I’ve been given. I’m healthy, I have more than I need of most moon and rainboweverything, but most of all… I am loved. What more can I ask? Read the rest of this entry »

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Gnome Gnome on the Moon

Don’t ask, ah’ight! Sometimes this stuff just comes rolling out of my head. I actually started out to write about the concept of dreaming big, and this is what came out. Go figure! Read the rest of this entry »

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No Curtain Call

 No Curtain Call


A lazy sliver of moon rides a wisp of cloud

Held aloft by unseen wires among painted stars

Coyote yips in the distance; no answering call

Then the silent night wraps around me


On my back in the wind-cooled grass

I gaze at a sky, so vast so infinite

Wondering why I’m here… in this world

What my part is… in this grand cosmic play


It seems an easy role I’ve been given

That of a simple lonely man

I bungle a line now and then

But manage to stumble on


I used to dream one day she would arrive

The leading lady of this pointless drama

Twirling a frilly umbrella and smiling coyly

A better part must’ve come her way


A star suddenly falls; brilliant in its demise

A streak of dying white, then it’s gone

I wonder if that’s what life is

A flash of light; no evidence we were here


Another star silently streaks the night sky

A flash of brilliance then it’s over

I applaud with a crooked soundless smile

One act… The end… No curtain call

Copyright © 2012 C. Mashburn

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