And If I…

“The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.” 

― Deng Ming-Dao, Everyday Tao: Living with Balance and Harmony

And if I
hold the moon in my
hands, surround
my soul with
its healing light, will all pain
align and conform?

Be set free
like music dancing
on sweet air
Soon, this too shall pass and fade
into the cool night

To vanish
as quick as it came
become a
better left buried beneath
the richness of life

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

A Shadorma trio for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge #190 Synonyms Only

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at:
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

10 Comments on “And If I…

  1. Oh, my goodness! What a lovely, heartfelt message. I love the comparison to the moon! You, Merril, Kerfe, and Sally are killing me this week. Throw in Jude’s poetry and I’m over the moon! ❤

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