The Night Sky- A Poem

When the sun goes down and stars began to sparkle,

I practice my own religion,

I sit, amazed at all that is remarkable

belittled in my Earthly indecisions.


Instead of bowing my head to pray,

I raise my eyes and behold, the sky

I merely sit, contemplating space.

Freedom of thought, I would never deny.


I imagine the galaxies, twinkling distant memories,

I am amazed at the sky’s magnificent serenity

I think about who I am and who I want to be

And imagine the universe being affected by me.


I let the tears flow, if that is the case,

As I unravel life’s responsibilities

Because sometimes I feel so small in this place,

When I ponder the endless possibilities.


I think of what’s been done and what can be

And mourn the fates that befall mankind

Knowing I am condemned to freedom,

Solely responsible for keeping or losing my mind.


I allow myself to imagine what wonders may exist,

And like the child of years ago, I still desire

To take off like a rocket into the starry abyss

I pray that is where I end up when I expire.


I feel connected to everything in those moments

And fight the heaviness that takes over my eyes,

The porch light offers artificial condolence

As I finally, resistant, trudge back inside.

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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Excellent, thank you


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bizarrett81 2 years ago from Maine Author

You're welcome, and thank you for reading!


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

It kind of lets us know our significance in the universe, doesn't it? A very lovely poem, Liz!


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

liz, I love gazing at the stars in the sky. It's so peaceful. And, yes - full of wonder.

Great poem!


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CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

The sky is my home...I live there and you're welcome to join me at any time.

Lovely poem! I enjoyed it.


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janetwrites 2 years ago from Georgia country

We are so small compared to the universe. I also love gazing at the stars. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful poem.


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bizarrett81 2 years ago from Maine Author

Bill, we are so significant and yet so insignificant all at once, it blows my mind! Thanks for reading, and hope all is well in Washington


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bizarrett81 2 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you bravewarrior! I never tire of stargazing


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bizarrett81 2 years ago from Maine Author

CriSsp, the sky is our home! I love that! Thank you for reading!!


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bizarrett81 2 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you so much janetwrites, and yes we are such a small part of such a huge thing. I feel so lucky to be aware of it!


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vkwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

This is an amazing and deep poem. Thank you for sharing!


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bizarrett81 2 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you for reading, vwok!!


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas

Awesome, and I mean that in every sense of the word! Very deep and relatable.


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bizarrett81 2 years ago from Maine Author

How did I miss this?? Thank you so very much!


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shanmarie 24 months ago from Texas

Probably the same way I missed your reply. ;)

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