When the Moon Sings the Blues

~ When the Moon Sings the Blues ~

It was an apropos backdrop for the wedding
a path sprinkled with the dust
of a million hopeful stars
held under a near-fallen canopy
of broken dreams

it was the inevitable marriage of words
 – spoken and unspoken –
often embroiled
now coming together in commitment

	Intent walked the lonesome aisle
looking from side to side
and finding neither one holy

on the side of Spoken
the naïve sat, softly crying
that Spoken had proven unfaithful
they are comforted by the cynical
who saw it coming and glare
accusingly across the aisle

those in the seats of Unspoken
found the ceremony peculiar
wounded that they were deemed fickle
before they could ever come to light

Intent knelt at the alter and prayed
for a chance
for redemption

for hope

and from high above
the moon watched with a pondering eye
giving breath to the sorrowful notion
that this union of words
would render Intent irrelevant 

a haunting melody echoed through the night air
wafting through the procession as they filtered out
all the words converged in union
and Intent was lost among them.

© Dahlia Ramone:  December 29, 2021


I wrote this for Shay’s Word Garden challenge.  
She supplied twenty words and the 
challenge was to use at least three of them.  
I used the following:

blues / dust / fallen / broke[n] / lonesome / holy / 
spoken / naïve / crying / peculiar / wounded / fickle

10 thoughts on “When the Moon Sings the Blues

  1. Thanks for being part of the word list! That Cowboy Junkies song is one I used to have, but haven;t heard in years–it’s a good one.


    1. Thank you so much, I’m glad I came across your blog. And I can so clearly remember the first time I heard the Cowboy Junkies. I was in a hotel room and had turned on the tv, and they were singing, closing out some evening talk show. I don’t remember which show, but I was absolutely OBSESSED with their sound and was kind of manic about it, trying to figure out who they were (this was before Shazam was an app lol!) Eventually I found out who they were and bought their Trinity Session cassette (dating myself) before eventually replacing it with a CD. It still remains one of my favorite albums 🙂

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        1. lol! I need to get another cassette player. I have a box of cassettes and sure, I can play most of them online or CD, but I have a couple mixed tapes I made (man, I miss the days of taping songs off the radio and trying to time them just right lol!)


    1. Thank you so much, Carrie. It took a long time staring at a blank screen before I came up with it lol! It can be such a tough line to walk between the two of them. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂


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