26th of February, 2008, Free Verse, G
When it's dark, you smile down on us
With lunar warmth;
Your round face with dark blushes
When you exhibit it in its full glory.
You reflect the light of the sun,
Shining it down on the earth;
Providing the poor traveller guidance,
And serving as a mark of seasons and years,
Guiding the flow of the tide.
When we were younger,
We saw everything in you;
Some of us saw the face of a King
And his crown.
Others saw a King in full glory
Seated on his throne;
Yet some others saw a Mother
With a Child in her arms,
Like the Madonna and Child
Found in big cathedrals.
You provide the setting for story telling in times past
You; You decorate the sky, glittering like Gemstones in a Cloak;
Uncountable; You gave divine guidance to the Magi;
Announcing the Messiah's coming.
Together, both of you provide a sign for Moslems
When you are strategically placed.
When you refuse to live home,
Without your lunar and stellar brightness,
The night is dark.