Painful Indifference, Because You’re Not Like Me (a poem)





The moon and the night star

Shined in the open sky

At first, they assumed

They were alone,

Overlooking the open darkness

But time made them

Aware of one another.

The moon observed

The beauty of the star’s light

And was overcome with emotion.

She said to herself,

“Nothing I have ever seen,

Can compare to her splendor!”

And each night,

As time wore on

They shined together

Lighting up the night sky.

There was something about

Knowing they were not alone

And realizing, that someone else’s light

Amplified their own beauty.

They rested peacefully

All these years,

Knowing that they had each other

And though silent

Along the stretch of daylight,

They looked forward to the moments

They shined as one.

And one evening,

Caught in conversation

The moon asked,

“What planet do you orbit?”

And when the star

Could find no answer

The moon realized

They were different

And though the star shined

In mysterious ways –

The moon now found them,

Too mysterious.

Over time, they chose to shine

In separate parts of the night sky

But always aware of each other’s glow

And each evening,

As darkness crept upon the horizon,

The moon declared,

“Your beauty I can no longer recognize

The star sadly turned her face

So that the moon would not see,

And shed a tear.


© Sumyannah 2017


Written for The Daily Post Prompt: recognize

Beautiful image courtesy of






7 Comments Add yours

  1. oh so beautiful Sum,i wish i had written this,great thinking…love and hugs

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you Seema. Sometimes words like those just beg to be written 🙂


  2. Loved this, very much!

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Your welcome, I truly loved it!


  3. cwhiteweb says:

    So beautiful, could imagine it even! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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