Poem -

Under Moonlight

(For Jill's "moonlight" theme poem challenge)

Under Moonlight

Under moonlight, I fell in love
Without needing a push nor shove
I simply closed my eyes, so slow
And felt romance in stardust’s glow
 
Midnight sent impressive message 
Precluding plans of poor presage
Promises of soft offering
Lavished love for my proffering

Caught up in moonlight’s mystery
All else felt contradictory
So I let go to feel the place 
Where moonbeams gently kissed my face

Then, visions came in violet flames
My love revealed with perfect name
Matching my mind in thoughts and need
Convincing my heart to proceed  

The bright moon beckoned me to stay 
Entranced in romantic foray
Revealing dreams for me to keep
In night sky’s seduced starry sweep

When prayers of petition fly
He shall find me where love draws nigh
Waiting with wonder, willed by might
With prompt response, under moonlight
 

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Jill Tait

Awwww Thank you hunnybun magical moonlight ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Cherie Leigh

Thank YOU, Jill.  I appreciate that you gave a theme to inspire others...I hope others will join in...I think because it is the weekend, many did not get the message of writing about "moonlight"...and maybe Monday you could spread the word again.  I enjoyed using moonlight as a theme to create a love poem....my favorite genre of course!  Lol...Thank you for your support. xo

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Jill Tait

Aww will I just put it back on again xxx

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Cherie Leigh

Good deal!  ;)  I hope many will participate this week.  It's fun to feel a part of a group thing...and see how different we all are in our ideas and creativity over just a given word or theme to write about....very cool!  Thank you. xo ;)  

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Alyssa.  I appreciate you taking time to read and comment on my poem.  Thank you. ;)  However, please to not say you wish you could write as good as me...We all have our own style and personality in how we write, and your contributions are unique and special to Cosmo.  ;)  xo  

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Cherie Leigh

You are welcome.  :)  I just went and read your first poem entries on Cosmo and enjoyed them.  Keep posting!  ;) 

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Curious Onlooker

I absolutely love this Cherie! The cadence and mood is really set here and of course I love the rhyming! I didn't know Jill was doing a challenge I want in! Lol hope all is well many hugs! 

Just a friend, CO

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Curious!  You are the best my friend!  I was excited to see you were on my page.  How are you?  Thank you for your kind comments and the pin...I am honored.  I wrote this for a little playful writing challenge Jill posted about writing a theme of "moolight"....Last week Marion did a challenge of doing a theme about "socks"....and I guess the momentum is going.  I hope you will post your individual entry poem on "moonlight" as a theme.  I love your work and know you would have a stellar write.  xo ;)

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al Bikaadi

"Matching my mind in thoughts and need
Convincing my heart to proceed"

superb

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Al...Thank you.  I always appreciate it when readers tell me what lines they like...This is in response to Jill Tait having a challenge asking poets to do a theme on "Moonlight"...Why don't you join in too?  I am sure it will be going on for the next few days.  Thank you for your support of mine..xo ;) 

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Greg Etsell

great poem
so what poem
did she write 
 

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Greg.  Thank you.  ;

Jill wrote a poem called her poem - "After the Sock Then Came the Moonlight" and it was posted on Nov. 8th.  She asked others to do poems with the theme of "moonlight" too.  This was my entry.  I am sure you can do a great one!  Go for it!  I will look for it.  I appreciate how supportive you always are to read my work and comment, Greg.  Bless you. xo ;) 

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Larry Ran

My Dear Cherie,

In the darkness of the Moon's light
My Soulmate came to me
A touch, a kiss, a whisper
And I knew we were meant to be

Love,
Larry xxx

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Cherie Leigh

Hello Larry.  There is just something so romantic about moonlight and its atmosphere for reflection and feelings of love..Your romantic verses in response express this feeling very well.  Thank you!  Love n Hugs ;) 

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A Lonely Journey

Oh, that should be easy to beat...let me just get a hold of Mr. Frost, Tennyson, Maya Angelou, and Wordsworth, and I should be able to top that! LOL. 
Wonderful moonlight poem, Cheerie. Beautifully penned, romantically perfect, and just plain gorgeous. 
(Jill, I think maybe we should have not made a romantically referenced contest, and stuck with the yaks!). LOL. 

Great writing, Cheerie! Now I have to put my thinking cap on!(it's a metal brain stimulator that screws into my skull, and sends burning jolts into my brain to help me think...it usually hurts quite badly, and my poem ends up being 'AHHHHHHH!!! Ouch!', but I think that's one of my best anyway). 

Great job! 

L&H, 

Matthew. 

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Cherie Leigh

Thank you, Matthew.  You should know that if I am given the word, "moonlight" as a key word to write a poem, I will inevitably make it a romantic write...Come on, that is just too easy.  Now, taking the word, "yak" and trying to write a love poem from that would be an impossible task.  I am glad Jill picked the theme word and not you...lol  I am glad you liked my entry.  I am sure yours will be original and awesome....and somehow have a yak in it or a chicken maybe...lol  I always appreciate that you understand my inclination to write of all things romance and support me, and still not laugh behind my back....or are you?  ;)  Thanks, M.  Love n Hugs, Cheerie

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A Lonely Journey

Hey Girl, 
I would never laugh behind your back!(unless you turned really quickly as I was in the act of laughing and I could not stop it soon enough!). I love your love world! It's the most beautiful land! It's like Disney for people like us(but instead of throwing up on the Teacup Ride, you vomit on the Spinning Hearts Ride). Actually, as a young lad, with my mom, I did throw up on the Teacup ride, but don't tell anyone. I love rollercoasters, but I can't do the ones that spin you like crazy. Do you like rides? 
M. 

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Cherie Leigh

Ah ha!  I caught you!  You are laughing...but next you will say you are laughing "with me" and not "at" me...yeah right.   I used to love rides...Of course as a young girl I liked the carousel for the horses on it...I used to love this ride called "The Kaleidoscope" at Carowinds that shuffled you around.  I did used to ride roller coasters, etc....but with my arthritis in my neck and back and neuropathy now...I just leave the exciting rides to my kids to enjoy.  I  used to occasionally get sick on the rides that made my stomach flip flop...lol.  I feel old...  I have to stick to looking at the moon and staying on the ground... ;)

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A Lonely Journey

Hello Cheerie, 
YOU make our stomachs flip flop(in a good way) with your romantic ditties(thanks Jill). And you're nowhere near old, you have a wonderfully young mind, and you're great. I'm 170. 
Stay awesome! 
Matthew. 

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Cherie Leigh

Thanks, Matthew!  ;)  You are the best. 

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Marion Price

It's just stunning Cherie, another romantic masterpiece...love it so much ..pinned 💕

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Marion!  Thank you.  I wanted to do something for Jill's "moonlight" theme, and of course the first thing I think of is that it fits in for a romantic theme, which I always love to write about...lol  I am so honored that you liked it and pinned it..Oh yay!  I will add this one in my collection I am putting together to publish next year.  You made me smile! I enjoy your poetry very much...as you always make me reflect or feel in what you write..and I appreciate that.  Love n Hugs., xo

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Dan Ferem

In night sky’s seduced starry sweep...love that line😊

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Dan...Thank you so much.  This was a challenge that Jill Tait had to write with a moonlight themed poem....and romance is my forte, so it seemed to fit in well to write a romance genre .....I think you picked the line I was happiest with when I wrote this...Thank you so much. xo ;) 

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