Friday, April 21, 2017

Children in the Sky--By Michael Lee Johnson--United States

Children in the Sky 

There is a full moon,
distant in this sky tonight,

Gray planets planted
on an aging white, face.

Children, living and dead,
love the moon with small hearts.

Those in heaven already take gold thread,
drop the moon down for us all to see.

Those alive with us, look out
their bedroom windows tonight,
we smile, then prayers, then sleep.

Michael Lee Johnson is a poet, editor, publisher, freelance writer, amateur photographer, small business owner in Itasca, Illinois.  He has been published in more than 880 small press magazines in 27 countries, and he edits 10 poetry sites.  Michael is the author of The Lost American:  From Exile to Freedom, several chapbooks of poetry, including From Which Place the Morning Rises and Challenge of Night and Day, and Chicago.  See his website for more about him     


  1. Dear Michael,
    "Children in the Sky" Unites the living with the Dead,
    in night light of moons lullaby, or as what sparks
    ones imagination. Good writing.

  2. Wonderful, as all your work is Michael!

  3. Profound state of mind. Artistic flow of imagery. A poet is unique in embracing originality. Inspiring. I like the poem.

  4. Dear Michael,
    I, too, love the moon. Your poem simply increases that love. So well done.
    Thank you,

  5. Michael,
    I enjoyed this piece very much. As you might have noticed in my bio, I am always looking for websites iv different countries to submit my work. Since you have been published in 27 different countries, I imagine some must have been websites. If so, please share some of your favorites with me.
    Thanks so much,
    David Fox