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You Don't Need To Be Whole To Shine

A villanelle poem inspired by a meme I came across...

By Patrick HPublished 27 days ago 1 min read
Top Story - May 2024
You Don't Need To Be Whole To Shine
Photo by Javier Allegue Barros on Unsplash

The waning crescent moon whispers so low,

"You need not be complete to cast your light,"

In fragments, still you glow, still you bestow.

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In twilight's embrace, soft shadows show,

A sliver, yet your presence fills the night,

The waning crescent moon whispers so low.

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In shadowed hours, you’re someone’s hero,

In parting and in pieces, still so bright,

In fragments, still you glow, still you bestow.

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The stars bear witness to your tender halo,

A broken form can still be pure and right,

The waning crescent moon whispers so low.

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Though darkness spreads, your strength begins to grow,

In crescent curves, a beacon in the night,

In fragments, still you glow, still you bestow.

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From tender glimpses, boundless love shall flow,

Embrace the phase, and let your soul take flight,

The waning crescent moon whispers so low,

In fragments, still you glow, still you bestow.

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Comments (9)

  • ROCK 3 days ago

    Beautiful; newly subscribed. Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Ada Zuba24 days ago

    Very nice! great poetry!

  • A top notched one, so congratulations!

  • Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Robyn Peterson25 days ago

    Great poem!

  • D.K. Shepard25 days ago

    Great villanelle! Such powerful repeated lines!

  • Your use of language is gorgeous as always. Absolutely beautiful poem!

  • Gosh this was stunningly beautiful! Loved your Villanelle!

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