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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star : Poetry

Updated on April 18, 2017

Do you ever wonder just how long the twinkling star will shine?

Twinkle, twinkle little star

How I wonder just how far

The distance appears so very near

As if I could reach up and touch the heavenly atmosphere

Each night when I look up into the sparkling heaven

I think of others who are wishing for a peaceful haven

Bombs bursting, tearing their world apart

Gas attacks killing the children, breaking mom and dad's heart

Sometimes I wonder just how long the twinkling stars will shine?

A possible nuclear bomb could erase all mankind

Then I think " Not to worry " our future is in God's hand

And I know he has a victory plan

So I continue looking at the twinkling star

Speculating just how far they really are?

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      Eiddwen 

      14 months ago from Wales

      Thank you for this beautiful read. Great poetry and I thoroughly enjoyed. Lots of love from Wales.

      Eddy.,

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      16 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Shauna. I agree. Hope keeps us afloat. Thank you. Hugs...

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      16 months ago from Central Florida

      Ruby, as long as there's hope, there's a way. I love your positive thinking!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Tamara. So glad you liked this piece. Peace is so necessary for our entire world. Thank you...

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      Tamara Moore 

      17 months ago

      This is lovely and so very touching. Thank you for sharing this with us. I love Stars! I want peace, too!

      Big Hugs,

      Tamara

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Rasma. So glad you still pray while looking at the twinkling stars. Thank you so much...

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      17 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Most inspirational I still pray upon the twinkling stars. Nice one.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Matty. Nice to meet you. Thank you for coming by to read my poem...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello William. I love your comment ( " Only God knows ) which is true! Thank you so much.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Nadine. I'm always happy to see you on my page and glad you enjoyed my poem. Thank you...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Ray. Thank you for coming to read my poem. Happy you enjoyed.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello DEBANGEE. Nice to meet you. Thank you for coming to read my poem and for your meaningful comment.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mar. I'm glad my poem brought you close to your loved one's who have passed away. The stars will always be there for us to look at in wonderment. Thank you dear one. Hugs..

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      Matty Fernandez 

      17 months ago from Passaic, NJ

      Our painful reality is what you have laid out here in this hub. Great work!

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      William Kovacic 

      17 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Nicely done, Ruby! Much to ponder, but as you say, we not be concerned. What will be will be but a beautiful reminder of the world we live in and the peace afforded by the stars. How long will they shine? Only God knows.

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      Nadine May 

      17 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Wonderful. It could be made into a song!

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      ray richert 

      17 months ago

      I enjoyed this very much. thank you

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      DEBANGEE MANDAL 

      17 months ago from India

      Another wonderful version of the original poem Twinkle twinkle little star. Wonderful.. a must read for kids. Really enjoyed it.

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      Maria Jordan 

      17 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

      The stars are magical and hopeful for me, dear Ruby. I think of how small we are in the grand scheme and feel closer to Mom and others who I've lost along the way.

      Thanks for the hope and light that you share with us. This poem is as beautiful as you. Love you, mar

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Peg. Sometimes I think we forget that our creator has always been there when we need encouragement. Thank you for reminding me. When we read back through history, we encounter many sad and tremulous occasions, and we survived. The twinkling stars is just a reminder of the beauty that's there for all mankind to enjoy. Thank you for coming to read my simple poem. Hugs.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      I agree John. When I'm troubled, and if my muse is awake, I like to write a poem. It not only sooths my anxiety, it makes me happy. That's what poetry is all about for me. Writing from the heart, hoping to reach people in a fun and hopeful way. Of course you know all of this as you write from your heart beautifully. Thank you..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Audrey. It would be so easy to think negative thoughts with all the turmoil going on all over the world, but just looking up and seeing the beauty in the heavens is enough to calm our fear's. Thank you for a beautiful comment..Hugs.

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      Peg Cole 

      17 months ago from Dallas, Texas

      Starlight, star bright... I, also, love looking up at the stars and believing that their Creator is in charge, knows our needs and will comfort us and provide what is necessary. Hard times have prevailed through the centuries and he has always been there.

      Your poetry shines with a glow of hope and brings memories of better times. Nicely done.

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      John Hansen 

      17 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you for sharing your concerns with this poem, Ruby. The state of the world is certainly a worry, but poetry helps make it more bearable.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      17 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Ruby

      You've brought a whole new meaning to this treasured nursery rhyme. When I focus on a starry night my troubles vanish...

      Thank you for the vision of hope ... We need hope more at this time than ever before. You are beautiful!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Nell, why am I not surprised to learn that you are an astronomer? So glad you like to look at the stars and wonder too...Thank you...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Clive. I know you do not trust world leaders, and neither do I, but there is someone much more powerful. The more you read and learn about our savior, you will come to believe too. You are a good person, and I love your heart. Trusting and believing is the first step in finding a peaceful resolution. Thank you for your faithful following....

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      Nell Rose 

      17 months ago from England

      Amazing Ruby! and so very true! I do sit and look up at the stars, and wonder where they are and how far but that's just me being an Astronomer! lol!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Manatita. Your comment, " Mirroring shadows " is surely how we see the upheaval in our world today, but when we look up and see the beauty in the sky, we can release any stress and know we have a protector whom we can not see, but feel the presence when we pray. Thank you for a lovely comment...

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      Clive Williams 

      17 months ago from Jamaica

      World leaders are mad and soon those twinkle stars will loose their twinkles.

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      manatita44 

      17 months ago from london

      Made special by the fact that it inspires thought. I really love these sort of poetry. A truly creative piece which expresses the earthly darkness so well! One day we will look back and wonder how these dark deeds were allowed it to happen.

      Twinkle, twinkle little star. So Beautiful! We need this beauty in a world sometimes mirroring shadows. Continue... a superb piece!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Shy, you always fill me with a sense of goodwill. As long as there are people like you in our world, we will overcome any hardship that the evil thinkers will throw at us. Thank you for the poem and our friendship. Hugs Galore!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Dana, " A backup plan for restoration " is a beautiful thought! Your comment instills a sense of peace and hope. Thank you so much for that..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Tim. I love your beautiful comment, and yes, the stars will continue to twinkle for the world to see and enjoy...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mike, we ' gotta ' keep on believing and hoping for a better tomorrow. I want more time before you take me on that Carriage ride. lol.. Thank you...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Eric, your ' saying ' made me laugh. I am thrilled that this simple piece gave you a sense of wonderment. What a nice compliment! Thank you...

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      17 months ago from Texas

      It will be a hungry victory.’

      Ruby, Ruby my dear friend

      You will be that until the end

      Our friendship strong enough to bend

      But never break just blend

      Into a forever friendship

      With love the poem I send

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      Dana Tate 

      17 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      When my family would go camping for the summer I would gaze up into the black sky and stare at the stars. The stars sparkled so brightly they appeared as diamonds encrusted in black. It is a beautiful sight to see. At the moment I reflect on the creator of the universe and all the beautiful handiwork.

      Yes, there are many things that has ruined this world but I am a believer that the creator has a back up plan for restoration.

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      Tim Mitchell 

      17 months ago from Escondido, CA

      A beautiful poem Ruby of truths. Perhaps each is stark in its own sense, yet contrast sharing more beauty the stars are always there twinkling . . . offering hope.

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      mckbirdbks 

      17 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Ruby - What a sparkling piece, filled with hope, wonder and wisdom. You always express yourself so well.

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      Eric Dierker 

      17 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you. Your words bring the joy and wonderment of our heavens right into the forefront of my thoughts. It always makes me think of how in our darkness we see so much beauty above and not so much on a bright sunny day. Oh well; I have a saying - Eric thinks and God blinks.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Hari, thank you for the poem. Everyday when I listen to the news and the cruelty around the world, I do wonder how long we'll be able to see beauty in the sky, but hope rings supreme. We've seen bad times in the past and out faith lifted us, it will again..Cheers.

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      Hari Prasad S 

      17 months ago from Bangalore

      A great modern twist to our kindergarten poem, suited for the present situation, very innovative and of course points to ponder.

      Twinkle twinkle little stars,

      Jealous, they no more are,

      Up above the world so high,

      Saddened, blue planet would slowly die.

      - hari

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Genna. What a sweet comment. Thank you! All the talk about bombs and a possible nuclear attack is enough to make us all ' wonder ' Hugs.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank you Audrey. I think we all have these thoughts. It's nice to put them on paper for others to ponder. Hugs..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Martie. I'm aware of your thought's, I have them too. I sometimes think why does God allow these horrible atrocities, then I remember that God allows man to have a free will, just like the olden days, but if we are believers, we know there is a master plan. Thank you for coming to read my poetry..Hugs.

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      Genna East 

      17 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Ruby, you are the shining star with this lovely poem of hope. Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      17 months ago from California

      Well we do live in interesting times--that is for sure--this was a thoughty write for me--I think about these issues often --so glad to hear you give such wonderful voice to them today

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      Martie Coetser 

      17 months ago from South Africa

      The things that are going on on this planet make one wish there was a gateway to another planet.

      Is 'knowing that our future is in God's hand' self-hypnosis we apply in order to stay calm and positive, or is God really in charge? Considering reality, I cannot help but wonder.

      Thought-provoking poem!

      Hugs to you, Ruby :)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Junko. If we didn't have hope, we all would go underground and stay. The news has nothing but bad news, and with the political turmoil around the world, It would be easy to stop dreaming for the good old days. Thank you for the kind remarks. I appreciate your visit.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Kristen. Your comment made me smile. Hopefully our world will see peace and the stars will always shine. Thank you..

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      junko 

      17 months ago

      The Creator has a Master Plan and you are one of those used to serve and comfort as the world turns. One can not have true faith and live in fear. Ruby I think you are blessed with love peace and happyness because you care and seek to share your peace. We have come a long way and it's about our seeds we must pray.

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      Kristen Howe 

      17 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      Ruby, I like your modern-day twist to this classic nursery rhyme. Very pragmatic, poignant and wistful for world peace. Well done.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Bill. It is so easy to get lost in the headlines and worry the day away. When we look at the big picture, nothing happens without a purpose. We must wait, be patient and hope. Thanks for stopping by..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Ven. For sure, the heaven is a beautiful sight at night with the stars twinkling. If everyone would just look up and observe the beauty, I think evil actions would be no more. Thank you. I'm glad you liked this piece..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello RTalloni. The video is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Sometimes the destruction around the world worries me, then I know That God rules our universe and I an able to stop worrying. Thank you for your insightful comment.

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      Bill Holland 

      17 months ago from Olympia, WA

      For sure, Ruby, it's better to reflect on the beauty than focus on the ugliness. That's one thing your poetry always does, supply us all with beauty. Thank you on this rainy Tuesday.

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      Venkatachari M 

      17 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      A nice poem, Ruby, getting inspiration from that nursery rhyme. I love that rhyme since my childhood and even today. I wonder how God has created such beautiful stars always shining above there and guiding us throughout our miseries.

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      RTalloni 

      17 months ago from the short journey

      The times we live in certainly give us pause for thought! It is a wonderful thing to know and remember that God is uniquely sovereign. Though we are limited and do not always understand His ways we can trust that He works omnisciently, omnipresently, and omnipotently. After reading your work here I thought you might like to see this interesting video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT6UMZy6CJs

      It starts slow but builds to some really thought-provoking details.

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