A Lesson from Stars and Snow

Beauty of Snow

Thoughts Formed in Snow

Sometimes at night

Looking up at the sky

I find myself

Questioning: why?


Why am I here

In this world so brief?

What am I meant to do?

What trail will I leave?


All the good

I’ve yet to do

Feels like a burden

That continues to accrue.


Guilt so familiar

Forms inside

I should be better

But I just want to hide.


Snow falls down

Upon my face

And for a moment

My guilt it does erase.


How often does

This beauty go missed,

Tries teaching me joy

When I’m just trying to exist?


In that moment

A thought says to me

Life isn’t just in doing;

Sometimes it’s joyous just to be.


Stars in the heavens

Often capture my eye

Beautiful beacons –

How much more you and I?


Unmoved to us stars be

In a place so very far

Still they have beauty

Just for being as they are.


Looking up at the snowflakes

I don’t know what reason I exist

But snowflakes are falling

and there’s a beauty I won’t miss.  

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Lorenzo C 6 years ago

This is a beautiful little poem, poignant and rythmic, intense and reverent, you have a brilliant talent for writing insightful stuff. Keep at it, and people will keep reading...

~ L

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LaurieDawn 6 years ago

Your words are beautiful. How stunning of a picture you have painted with your words. Thank you for sharing your prose with us.



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Elefanza 6 years ago from Somewhere in My Brain Author

Thanks for the kind comment, Lorenzo. I will certainly keep writing and reflecting on what I'm learning.

Laurie, I'm glad you found beauty in my words. Being a word lover, I like conveying beauty with words. Thanks!

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Wesman Todd Shaw 6 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Most days, and most of the time I truly feel that there is a creator that created me towards a definite purpose, and so, when I'm not pursing that, in a general way; I feel guilty.

There are other times in which I feel that life itself is the purpose, and nothing more; and should that be the case, then NOT enjoying it, is indeed a sin.

Whatever the case may be, right now I'm sort of focused, as much as I am able, towards expressing as much of myself as is at all possible on the web. I like thinking that these little hubs of ours will outlive us; or maybe even, we will continue to live in some sort of way through them.

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Elefanza 5 years ago from Somewhere in My Brain Author

Cool! I definitely feel as though writing is the art I want to continue to pursue. And your remarks about our hubs are quite interesting. I'd never thought about it like that before, but I suppose that's why I write. To live through words...mmm...so I'm bleeding nouns and verbs? Ha1

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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Bleeding? No, you're breeding. Your thoughts and ideas have lives of their own here in cyberspace, and in print media. They breed with the thoughts and ideas of others who also enjoy them, or can truly see and feel them. They could possibly get gang banged; but I'd not focus on my analogies too much :-p

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Elefanza 5 years ago from Somewhere in My Brain Author

Breeding/ Bleeding....either way, so long as I keep writing, life is good. If words are kids, I can always say that kids are being irresponsible...and that's enough of that analogy....hee hee.

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