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Ole Moon
by Bonnie M Torrente

Friday, August 22, 2003

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Ole Moon you been a shine'in,
Since the day that I was born,
And now, well you're still shine'in,
On this black man, tired and worn.

You been hang'in round Ole Moon,
For long as I been breath'in.
I ponder, when I'm old and dies,
If you too, will be leave'in.

You gots to keep on shine'in Ole Moon,
Tired fingers,miss pickin's in black.
I gots to keep on work'in Ole Moon,
Stuff'in em' ole gunny sacks.

Ole Moon you shines on my black ass,
Way long into the night,
Pick'in cotton by your moonbeams,
Work'in quick to beat the blight.

And when Ole Moon, I lays me down,
You shines on me then too,
I thanks the Lord for give'in me,
The lights I gets from you.

We prays by your bright lights Ole Moon,
Makes love'in by it too.
You shines on Bessie's dark brown skin,
Make'in Bessie looks brand new.

You shines into our shack out back,
Make’in it looks so clean,
You must be magic, Yeller Moon,
Know'in us folks need your beams.

I'm behold'in for you're help,Ole Moon,
Shine'in on the likes of me.
A po black man,in this new land,
Just long'in to be free.

The sun don't be no friend of mine,
He burns me black as coal,
Long days, I feels him blister'in me,
Breath'in fire down in my soul.

It don't be easy work'in fields,
Pick'in cotton at high noon,
Wait'in hard and long for day to pass,
To live by the lights of Ole Moon.

COPYRIGHT©2003BONNIE TORRENTE

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Reviewed by Jaclynn Huntington 10/8/2003
Wow! Like a voyage in time... the essence of a culture and lives lived. Terrific!!

~Jackie~
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/23/2003
simply beautiful Bonnie!!

love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/22/2003
I can hear this being sung in the fields, great write!
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 8/22/2003
Bonnie such a calm flowing sense of spirituality flows from this splendid write!
Mmmmm I love the moon, it's glow and the spell it does weave and cast!
((((Hugs))))
~Nikki~
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 8/22/2003
This was wonderful, such a feeling I got reading this excellent poem!

Reindeer
Reviewed by Floreann Cawley 8/22/2003
This is simply beautiful..Floreann
Reviewed by Paul Berube 8/22/2003
Bonnie, this was outstanding. Gave me a very old spiritual feeling. Well Done.
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