Day Five – NanoPoblano – Poem/Poetry – “Moonlit Miracles” by David Ellis

Hello dear friends!

It’s Day Five of NanoPoblano AKA National Blog Posting Month (but with a generous sprinkling of Peppers!) and I’m back with another video because that’s what I promised to do. (I also keep promising myself cake after this because that is a great motivational tool)

Check out the Facebook Live performance of my latest poem.



I was inspired to write the poem today by glancing over the work of poet Mary Oliver, which in turn was a prompt suggested by in April 2017.

Here is the prompt that gave me the idea to do this:-

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After writing for a few hours, I then decided to go in another completely different direction but the prompt was still useful, as it got me started and I used some of what I wrote earlier. Never underestimate the power of prompts when it comes to writing because as Fleetwood Mac once said “You can go your own waaaaaay!”

If you fancy some alternative prompts to help you craft poetry throughout the month of November then why not try this excellent collection at OctPoWriMo 2017 or another prompt by over at Writers Digest here 2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 5 by Robert Lee Brewer.

And here is my poem in written form, just in case you get too distracted by my huge moon-like bonce in the video to focus 🙂



Photo by Myriams-Fotos on Pixabay

“Moonlit Miracles” by David Ellis

In the shadow of reason
Looking back at a troubled world once left behind
Is it any wonder
The more things you want to say to your former self
The more you feel trapped in silence

Every loss keeps us focused
For even when the sunshine rusts and dies
Life holds miracles in moonlit skies

Keep on moving and doing what is right
Drink your wine and close your eyes
There’s no easy way
To return to thoughts of yesterday
Secrets are scattered in things left unsaid

Our heads are filled with the past
All the things we could never change
Smiles that come a little too late
Feeling so far from home

But dreams are never truly lost
Trees may have fallen but rain still flows
Remember, every piece of life hurts
Yet every moment can bring you closer to happiness


Still want more? I have also collated some more posts from fellow Cheer Peppers for their Day Five posts for you to indulge in because just like in life, the more varieties of peppers the better! Let’s spice things up 🙂

Mistakes and Misgivings – loristory – flights of fancy to parts unknown


proxy – Litterbox Riot

MAYBE WE SHOULD LET THAT **** GO! – Shining Seeds – writing myself into wellness

“The Haunting and the Haunted” – Consolation’s Many Forms – The Everything in the Everyday

I think I should experiment being an emotional wreck… – The Heartsongs Blog – Journeying back to my heart

Sorting Cookie Cutters – Just A Little Bit Sweet

Saving Daylight – – fictionary…8 megapixel artist…bloody awful poet.

Good Night – Fresh Off The Pad Poetry – Poetry from nothing. Inspired by Anything.

Cherita – Have you tried it señorita? – NamySaysSo – Perspectives, Inspirations & LifeHacks For Women


#MicroMondays – 4 – L.E.R.T

nature vs nurture – memoirs of an unremarkable man

Al Capone damn near gave me an STD. – Bug Bytes by Julie Burton

NaNoPoblano 2017 – Day 5 (November 5) – Zombie Flamingos – A journey into bloggerdom

Nano Poblano 2017- 30 Days of Haiku – Day 5 – The Illusion Of Controlled Chaos

Anarchy In Writing… – Aberrant Crochet (TM)

Now and Then – The Muse’s Words – My journey back into the writing world with my Muse tagging along.

Weekend Coffee Share: The Food Edition – Cats and Chocolate

One of the Scars – TYPOZAPPERS

about time – RARASAUR – frightfully wondrous things happen here

Through fingers, around a hook, and Beyond! – Books, Hooks and Yarn – everything is woven together

Long Week – Behind The Willows

Who do you allow to run your show? – Stop procrastinating now!


9 thoughts on “Day Five – NanoPoblano – Poem/Poetry – “Moonlit Miracles” by David Ellis

    • I’ve just replied to your post on your blog and linked this one up too 🙂 And you’re welcome about the organisation. I’m keeping disciplined lists and sticking to them as much as possible 😉

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