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The Unnamed Star - a Short Poem
Flash Fiction/Poetry Challenge
Recently a fellow hubber, GalaxyRat, issued a challenge to write a piece of flash fiction or poetry. Check out: Flash Fiction Challenge by Galaxy Rat. The rules were quite straight forward and basically, anything was allowed except profanity or sexual reference, and it had to be under 200 words.
I don't need much prompting to write a poem so I agreed to take up the challenge. This poem is my response and is somewhat inspired by her name "GalaxyRat."
The Unnamed Star
In a galaxy light years away
Exists an unnamed star.
To us on Earth, it has no worth,
We worship our own Sun.
But within its little galaxy
The unnamed star's the star,
As important as is the Sun
In this Milky Way of ours.
Circling this most distant star,
Unnamed planets are in orbit.
Some may even harbour life
Due to its light and warmth.
Just a tiny speck of light
Amidst the vast night sky,
Though every star should have a name.
Please tell me what to call it.
Even when it's dead and gone,
A big black hole in space,
Its sparkling light will still shine on.
Light years to reach our eyes.
But perhaps, our star, we call the Sun
May be the first to die,
All life on Earth become extinct,
Just a twinkle in the sky.
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