Dont know what to say (poem)

You answered


there was something there

or was there something



It had been joyous

every moment

of every


chiding, teasing,




Each moment of each day


like a rose blooming

each stage

a new




Is this

the brown


about to be

blown away



Thanks to : CTwirler12 for the dead rose


Dew Rose by L. Moon (Top Photo)

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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      1. I like this poem as it references a lot of thgnis I have thought about and do think about. I like the simplicity in that it doesn’t take massive change and huge achievements to feel good in January. Just brightening someones morning is enough. Some genuine human interaction. And you never know what it may lead to What with the stressy nature of the tube in the morning, everyone rushing and moaning, it’s great to see people that have a smile on their face and don’t let it get to them.My first thoughts are to create a nice infographic-y style similar to my showreel work. But I may try an illustartive approach. I’ll see where it takes me!


  1. beautiful Leslie – and laugh at me – but i like the dried up rose just as much as the blooming one – i’ve taken some pics of withered flowers myself…


  2. I’ve been hanging out in the mountains the last three days listening jazz and reading poetry on my phone…now that I’m home I get to experience the full beauty of your writing..really enjoyed this poem.


  3. After even brown phase, there is a bright yellow!
    Well written , Moon… you have so beautifully captured the cyclical nature of life and it’s abstractions…



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