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Feeding the Eclipse

An acrostic poem

By Rebecca MortonPublished about a month ago β€’ 1 min read
Runner-Up in In Eclipse Challenge
Feeding the Eclipse
Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

Every dream that comes true

Comes with a price,

Like this newborn infant

In my arms at the hospital,

Putting herself between me and the world.

"She'll think you hang the sun!" shouted the nurse over the crying,

Even as the swaddled shadow crept across my light.


About the Creator

Rebecca Morton

An older Gen X-er, my childhood was surrounded by theatre people. My adulthood has been surrounded by children, first my students, then my own, and now more students! You can also find me on Medium here: https://medium.com/@becklesjm

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  • D.K. Shepardabout 4 hours ago

    Absolutely stunning! Congrats!

  • The Dani Writer4 days ago

    An ideal moment captured! Congratulations on placing in the challenge! Take a few moments to bask in your achievement!

  • Rachel M.J5 days ago

    This is so lovely

  • Congratulations on your win!! πŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸŽŠ

  • Kali Mailhot5 days ago


  • Cathy holmes5 days ago

    I remember this beautiful piece. Congrats!

  • Shirley Belk5 days ago


  • Christy Munson5 days ago

    Beautiful! Congratulations!

  • Hannah Moore5 days ago

    Ah, amazing!

  • Flamance @ lit.26 days ago

    Awesome story I like it congratulations πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

  • TheSpinstress27 days ago

    Wow, especially at "She'll think you hang the sun." Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Kiersten Weldon28 days ago

    I love this metaphor. Congrats on TS!

  • Sherry M29 days ago

    So unique -- love this!

  • Kali Mailhot29 days ago

    Beautiful and inspiring work!

  • Darkos29 days ago

    Beautifully written! Congratulations on the Top story!

  • Anna 29 days ago

    Beautiful and soft! Just like a baby! Excellent take on the challenge, congrats on top story!πŸ₯³

  • ema29 days ago

    So sweet and tender, I love your poem!

  • ROCK 29 days ago

    Congratulations on Top Story. I am happy to discover your writing and subscribed!

  • Margaret Brennan29 days ago

    congratulations on TS. Even at ages 57 and 58, my sons are still my light and my darkness. The darkness only comes because both are handicapped and I worry about them constantly. The bright light is their attitudes towards their situations. I can't help but be so proud of them. Thank you for reminding me there is still light that shines through the dark.

  • D. D. Lee29 days ago

    Good job making Top Story

  • Gerald Holmes29 days ago

    Wonderfully done! An excellent take on the challenge. Congrats on a well deserved Top Story

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  • Gabriel Huizenga30 days ago

    A perfectly composed poem- really tremendous work! So beautiful, concise, poignant...well-deserved Top Story, congrats!! :)

  • Congratulations on your top story

  • Andrea Corwin 30 days ago

    Oh, and congrats on TS.πŸ‘

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