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Mary in the Moonlight

For the Eclipse Acrostic Challenge

By John CoxPublished 26 days ago 1 min read

Every heavenly body in the galaxy, every sparkling star

Carries within a tiny reflection

Lit by a vision of you,

In the moonlight on a cloudless night

Pausing, lips pursed in awe.

Some memories lodge themselves so deeply, they

Eclipse the impossible distance between then and now.

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John Cox

Family man, grandfather, retired soldier and story teller with an edge.

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  • JBaz20 days ago

    Back to say congratulations on your leader board placement

  • Shirley Belk21 days ago

    I feel the love and devotion!!

  • Franklin22 days ago

    I love the scenery it paints in the mind of the reader. It kind of makes me want to dream again.

  • Gabriel Huizenga25 days ago

    So, so beautiful, John. I'm lost for words!

  • L.C. Schäfer25 days ago

    This was, as the kids say these days, All the feels. I'm pretty sure they say something like that. Probably.

  • Awww, this was so sweet and lovely! Such a wonderful Acrostic!

  • JBaz25 days ago

    Your last line is wonderful: 'Eclipse the impossible distance between then and now.'

  • Rachel Deeming26 days ago

    John, this is just glorious. Such a lovely poem. It has made my heart swell.

  • Paul Stewart26 days ago

    oh, my hats off to you, Mr Cox. All of them. What a beautiful love letter/serenade to your good lady! What a gorgeous piece to slide in during the closing hours of the challenge too! Well done, sir! Exquisite!

  • Hannah Moore26 days ago

    This is a spectacular love letter.

  • Anna 26 days ago

    Wow! I'm impressed! Loved your poem🫶

  • Heather Zieffle 26 days ago

    Lovely and so heartfelt. Great entry.

  • So beautiful, John, my talented friend. You really capture the enormity and mystery of love and our human need to belong to the universe while meeting the challenge parameters.

  • Andrea Corwin 26 days ago

    Oh, what a poet you are, John!!

  • D.K. Shepard26 days ago

    Wow! This is so stunningly beautiful and pure! There have been so many amazing eclipse acrostics but this one is really something special! I’ve already read it four times and I can’t get enough! The balance of simple particulars and incredible emotional weight is magical. I was about to stop reading tonight right before I saw this notification and I’m so glad I didn’t! Just wonderful, John!

  • Lamar Wiggins26 days ago

    Beautifully poetic, John! Way to get this last-minute entry in there. It's definitely a contender!

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