Shoot The Moon by lilynoelle

Dutch colored pencils, prismacolor marker, pencil on 60 pound ivory paper

This piece was inspired by Imogen Heap’s song, Wait It Out, as I am in the process of healing from a loved one’s death, and the song resonated with me deeply.

For me, this drawing represents the world as we know it and the world beyond – and our constant search for answers we may never have.

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Wait It Out

Where do we go from here?
How do we carry on?
I can’t get beyond the questions.
Clambering for the scraps
in the shatter of us collapsed.
It cuts me with every could-have-been.

Pain on pain on play, repeating
With the backup makeshift life in waiting.

Everybody says time heals everything.
But what of the wretched hollow?
The endless in-between?
Are we just going to wait it out?

There’s nothing to see here now,
turning the sign around;
We’re closed to the Earth ’til further notice.
A stumbling cliche case,
crumbled and puffy faced.
Dead in the stare of a thousand miles.

All I want, only one street-level miracle.
I’ll be a an out-and-out, born again from none more cynical.

Everybody says time heals everything.
But what of the wretched hollow?
The endless in-between?
Are we just going to wait it out?

And sit here cold?
Well, We’ll be long gone by then.
And lackluster in dust we lay
Around old magazines.
Fluorescent lighting sets the scene
for all we could and should be being
in the one life that we’ve got.

Everybody says that time heals everything.
But what of the wretched hollow?
The endless in-between?

Are we just going to wait it out? Sit Here?
Just going to Wait it out? Sit here, cold?
Just going to sweat it out?
Wait it out.

~ Imogen Heap

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Comments

  • Valentina D
    Valentina Dover 4 years ago

    soft but sadly haunting at the sane time.Beautiful gentle and moody piece with great accompanying poem

  • xoxo

    – lilynoelle

  • Valentina D
    Valentina Dover 4 years ago

    oops just rea dyour explanation ..its a song .And I also see your oother inspiration and see I was right about the sadness.I am sorry for your loss. V(hugs)

  • Thank you so much for your lovely, thoughtful comment. It’s interesting that you noticed the sad element without knowing at first … I guess my emotions came through the pencils! Your comment means a lot. Thank you, Valentina. <3

    – lilynoelle

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thank you so much! xoxo

    – lilynoelle

  • vkatt0304
    vkatt0304over 4 years ago

    So wonderful and creative =) I love this!

  • Thank deary. <3

    – lilynoelle

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago


    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).
    (a new challenge is open !)

  • Thank you so very much! This is such a nice surprise! xoxo

    – lilynoelle

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago

    so lovely work….

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