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If I Were A Shining Star

Updated on June 5, 2010

 If I were a star, my passions coud burn

                                 hotter and brighter;

If I were a cloud, I could

                                 she more tears for the world.

If I were a lake, I could reflect

                                  all the beauty around;

If I were a tree, I could

                                  make shelter for all.

But I am only a human,

                                  so all I can do is love

                                             and laugh and try my best,

                                                              and hope it's good enough.



© 1-16-96 C.Elizabeth Carl

© 6-5-10 C. Elizabeth (Carl) Elias



The text below is informational in nature only, and 
will reappear in many of my pieces, and can be ignored.
This is extra 'content' added at the end to fill space 
for no better reason than that "Hub Pages" wants to 
take it upon itself to dictate to a writer how long 
their compositions should be.  I have numerous poems
 that are very short, and this piece of fluff-fill 

will appear at the end of each and every one of them.


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  • DzyMsLizzy profile image

    Liz Elias 6 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hi, Marisa...

    Thanks very much for stopping by for a look-see...and I'm glad you enjoyed the poem...

    Thanks too for your input. My poems are among the very first things I published when I began here, and I am currently in the process of 'tweaking' older hubs for assorted improvements. However, that is what brought up the issue with the white space. Back then, I had not really learned how to use the capsules, and so all of it, including the 'fill' which can now be deleted, is in the same capsule--so--the moment I go into edit mode, my formatting is gone.

    (And, that 'fill' has appeared on a bunch of my shorter poems...all this time...and has not tripped anything yet....)

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    Kate Swanson 6 years ago from Sydney

    I just read this and I see what you mean about the layout - not because it adds more significant pauses, IMO, but that it makes the poem look more attractive.

    One point though - if you add the same "fluff" at the end of each poem, you'll trip the duplicate content filter and get your poems unpublished. Why not add some photos instead? This Hub is crying out for images of a lake, a star, a cloud and a tree. There are hundreds of options available on flickr. Remember that Hub I wrote for you?

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    Liz Elias 7 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hi, Fossillady! Thank you very much; I'm glad I struck a chord. ;-)

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    Kathi 7 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

    Oh, I just love this poem. We all feel okay being human with this blessing!

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    Liz Elias 7 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hi epigramman,

    WOW, indeed! I am overwhelmed by your praises, and I thank you heartily. I am happy you enjoy my work. Thank you so very much for such kind words.

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    epigramman 7 years ago

    ....well I have just discovered someone who writes from a higher poetic power - so in three words: wow wow wow!!!!

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    Liz Elias 7 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Thanks you, "Someone." I'm glad you liked the poem.

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    Someone 7 years ago

    Nice...and go on.

    I came by chance, looking for the correct use of "a" or "an" before "unified" (thanks) and because of my love for literature i ended up in this pages.

    Good luck, from Argentina.


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    Liz Elias 7 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Thank you very much, Micky Dee!

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    Micky Dee 7 years ago

    Wonderful! I always love the very, very ending as well! You're like all of the above. You reflect all the beauty ALL around! Write on!

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    Christine B. 7 years ago from Medina, Ohio

    This is great. Good Job!