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Lost Stars

Updated on October 22, 2015

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Sometimes I wish I didn't have to be so human

With angel's wings to set me free

From all the suffering that is and has to be

From every heart that lies in ruin

If I could, I would take all of the pain away

But we're all just a student here in this class called life

And we would not know the joy without the strife

Or how to seek the best even after we get in our own way

We learn, we grow through all of the mistakes we make

It's a shame the price for some mistakes seems so high

And that we never know until we try

Though not a single moment goes to waste

When we learn to appreciate both the laughter and the pain

Bouncing back from every single heartache

May we always try to give more than we take

For all that's lost something else is gained


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      John Hansen 18 months ago from Queensland Australia

      A wonderful poem with beautiful and wise words. Well done Shanmarie.

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      Shannon 18 months ago from Texas

      Thank you, Jodah. I appreciate that very much.

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      Maria Jordan 18 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Your work is personal and universal at once.

      Have a peaceful day, dear Shannon.

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      Shannon 18 months ago from Texas

      Maria, I wish you a peaceful day as well! You seem to like the word 'universal' when describing my work lately. LOL. That's okay, though, I like it. I've found that universal is a good thing. It reminds me of song lyrics that really touch the hearts of many but are born because the feelings of someone else inspired them.

      Speaking of lyrics, I think "Lost Stars" is one of my new favorites. I particularly like the second verse.

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      Surabhi Kaura 18 months ago

      Beautifully crafted. Very well done, Shanmarie. Peace :)

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      MizBejabbers 18 months ago

      I think it is a great poetic description of Karma. We are students in the game of life.

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      drbj and sherry 18 months ago from south Florida

      Your lovely poetry, shanmarie, echoes once again that we get good judgment from our experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.

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      manatita44 18 months ago from london

      I would say that you've done this extremely well, Shanmarie. Still, you know me, I go even crazier for the wise, the uplifting, the philosophical and those full with life's lessons, and you've done this exceptionally well.

      I don't feel lost, though, neither do I think others lost. But I do like your words up top. Mines are more like Rumi's, like a Soul or Souls in Isolation from the Divine, struggling or striving, either consciously or unconsciously, to find our way back.

      Excellent Poem!

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      Larry Rankin 18 months ago from Oklahoma

      Beautiful poem about the human condition.

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      Martie Coetser 18 months ago from South Africa

      "For all that's lost something else is gained..." So true!

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      Faith Reaper 18 months ago from southern USA

      Dear Shan,

      I love this poem so much. You say so much with few words. What a lovely thought about all of us trying to bring light into the darkness with that little bit of light that is surely in all of us, and then overtime allowed to radiate with brilliance ...but, as you state, usually after we have endured the dark for a bit.

      Sharing everywhere

      Hugs and Peace always,

      Theresa

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      truthfornow 18 months ago from New Orleans, LA

      Nicely down. Life is hard and you found a way to remind us to appreciate and find some hope in the darkest of times.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 18 months ago from The Caribbean

      Philosophical, classical, timeless. Great work!

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      Shannon 18 months ago from Texas

      Thank you so much, Surabhi! Pleased to meet you, too.

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      Shannon 18 months ago from Texas

      It us a bit like Karma, isn't it? Thanks, MuzBejabbers.

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      Shannon 18 months ago from Texas

      Unfortunately so, drbj. Too bad it has to be that way, perhaps. Or perhaps it's just too bad we lose things that could be great in the process.

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      Shannon 18 months ago from Texas

      I don't feel lost either, mandatory. Disconnected is perhaps a better word for when I sometimes feel that way. All in all, I am glad to have a full array of feelings. Life might be quite dull otherwise.

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      Shannon 18 months ago from Texas

      We're all too human, Larry. Thank you for the kind words.

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      Shannon 18 months ago from Texas

      Thanks, Martie! I have always thought so too.

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      Shannon 18 months ago from Texas

      Oh, Theresa, I love that you understand this so well! Someone told me it's melancholy. I suppose it is, but it's meant to be more hopeful too. Thanks!

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      Shannon 18 months ago from Texas

      There's always hope, truthfornow!

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      Shannon 18 months ago from Texas

      Thanks, MsDora! To me, that's quite a compliment.

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      Lisa VanVorst 18 months ago from New Jersey

      Simply beautiful shanmarie. Thanks for sharing.

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      Shannon 18 months ago from Texas

      Thank you, Lisa, for the lovely comment and for reading.

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      stella vadakin 18 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Amazing poem, and true for all of us. I don't know why we go though so much but we do almost always come out better.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 18 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      A really lovely and enjoyable poem.

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      Shannon 18 months ago from Texas

      Thanks, ladyguitarpicker. It's like the song lyrics declare: woe is me if we're not careful turns into reality. To come out better, just don't let it be reality!

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      Shannon 18 months ago from Texas

      Thanks, Rasma! I miss reading yours. Wish I had more time to read!

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