Stars in My Eyes

As a child I looked up with sadness
When I learnt stars die.
I thought they were forever.
But you said every star is a sun,
their energy is eternal
And it made me feel better.

Last night I looked up with sadness
when I learnt you had died.
I thought you were forever.
My sun, my energy eternal.
Now only stars in my eyes
And want of you linger.

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myownworld 7 years ago from uk

a simple poem...yet so lovely! reminds me somehow of all the little fairy tales we hoped for and believed in as children, but which are after all...just fairy tales! much love....

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Don W 7 years ago Author

Thanks. It is about loss. Of a person, of an ideal, of innocence. The person in question was my mother, whose love and intelligence was the source of great happiness for me as a child. I'm reminded sometimes of her words, which reside in me.

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Daniel Carter 7 years ago from Western US

Layers and layers in your poems. I look forward to reading much more.

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Don W 7 years ago Author

Thanks Daniel. Glad you liked it.

Denno66 7 years ago

Short but sweet; sometimes less is more.

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Don W 7 years ago Author

Thanks Denno66

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Akriti Mattu 20 months ago from Shimla, India

It is a delight to read your poems :)

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colorfulone 19 months ago from Minnesota

Don, I hope you will always have stars in you eyes as you remember your Mother. That is a lovely poem!

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