Grinning Moon

Posted: May 6, 2014 in Poems, Writing
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The moon is an icon to humanity,
A symbol some would say,
Of mankind’s progress,
An affirmation,
A testament,
A statement,
An idol.

Humanity reached the stars they said,
We are chosen they uttered,
The moon was conquered,
Mankind sipped victory,
What cavalier simpletons!

Do they not see the moons dark side?
Do they not watch as it turns away from us?
As if to hide an ominous grin.
The moon laughs at us,
Even smirking,
As we revel in our imagined victory.

Humanity reached the stars they said,
But as the moon turns,
It cracks a devilish grin.
You see,
The moon knows what’s waiting for us out there…



  1. Harliqueen says:

    I really like this idea of the moon 🙂

    • Osharlequin says:

      Hehe, I’m glad! Thanks for reading! 🙂

      The Oldschool Harlequin

      • onadanta says:

        Of course, we can’t see the dark side of the moon from here at all. It is always turned to the outside, watching mysteries forbidden to us and beyond our comprehension. Laughing at our naivety, our innocence, gullibility, hubris. Would the Moon be a prophet or just old enough and wise enough to understand karma, justice, reward and punishment, cause and effect? Watch things come and go. What else could she do except laugh? Tremendous poem.

      • Osharlequin says:

        Oh wow, very well said my friend. Thank you so much.

        The Oldschool Harlequin

  2. Creepy – I like it!

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  4. Osharlequin says:

    Reblogged this on WorldofHarley and commented:

    Grinning Moon

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