The Valley of the Moon

The Valley of the Moon

Somewhere deep inside the valley of the moon
where the mountains kiss the stars goodnight
lies the road to peace.

This road spirals around the earth,
once paved in kindness by loving hands,
a network of possibilities guiding the feet of dreamers,
who step gently across majestic lands.

Towering art and free flowing flowers dot
the winding way to sunsoaked sands and forgotten forests
where trees stretch high and leaves wave free at rainbowed skies.

Music wafts throughout the air, echoing for miles around,
in every genre and every joyful sound,
flowing from free souls who wander there
deep inside the valley of the moon.

Passersby flash peace signs at motorists,
who pause in chapels searching for wholeness
behind doors adorned by holy greetings of welcome,
saying, “We must love the world to peace.”

And as friends walk hand in hand
down the road from distant lands,
their broken-hearted days are at an end
as love is magic imbued with hope.

To find this road one must but look within
towards safety of the beating heart
for it knows that slow and steady goes
the whisperings of a new start.

Deep inside a midnight gaze
between lovers’ eyes on mundane days
hides the map that shows the way.

The warm embrace of a friendly face
will transport you right away
for you can never arrive too soon
deep inside the valley of the moon.

D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
Diana L. Lang is Poet Laureate of Vallejo, California. She has published nine poetry books under the pen name D.L. Lang, won several awards at area county fairs, and enjoys participating in the spoken word community of Solano County.
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