= Starlight Starbright =

‘Starlight Star bright …’

Alison’s body shuddered in a sob and she took a deep breath as she tried to control it.
Gran had said – “Never let the sun set on your tears.”
‘Oh Gran! But how do I stop them?’
“Easy, you distract yourself girl.”

Looking up into the darkening sky Alison looked for the tiny star again,
feint on the edge of the golden sunset.
‘Starlight star bright, first star I see tonight.
Wish I will wish I might, grant this wish I wish tonight’

She closed her eyes tight and thought of Gran’s smiling face.
“Let me grow up as Gran would have wanted me to be, the best I can be,
It’s all she asked for, so it’s all I can hope for.”

As she looked back up to the sky the sun slipped away and the star grew in brightness.

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= Starlight Starbright = by 

A whisper between my Nan and me

The awesome art work Where wishes are made by the incredible Ms Kathryn Potempski is the inspiration of this work

It sucked me straight back to my childhood as soon as I saw it, when aged 10, I sat in my tree crying for the loss of my Nanna and my Daddy and my youth.

Thank you Kathryn for the reminder!
Chookas! X♥X

adgray is a writer and a poet
- telling stories all her life,
- writing them down once she learnt how
“Scribbling! Always scribling!”
… and no there was nothing to be done about it!
Her poetry came later when the gift found her to be a ZETE segue (Zographonic Extemporanious Treatise Ekphrasis)
At times she can go into a trance-like state as poetry flows through her to the page and screen
Thank you for coming to read my words! ~ adgray~

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  • dazgwen
    dazgwenalmost 6 years ago

    Wow i will look for that when i get away NICE

  • adgray
    adgrayalmost 6 years ago

    TEASE! take me with you I’m craving the bush!
    Thank you for coming to read my words!
    Chookas! ♥

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayalmost 6 years ago

    I just saw Kathryns fantastic artwork .. you have complimented it, and the image to your words fabulously!! Well done mate .. chookas to you

  • Thank you Tainia
    Chookas! X♥X

    – adgray

  • Romo
    Romoalmost 6 years ago

    This is beautiful…full of hope and dreams…perfect words for this gorgeous image:)

  • Thank you Muchly Dear Romo!
    Chookas! X♥X

    – adgray

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omaralmost 6 years ago

    Alyssa, What a marvelous collaboration…Your words always touch my heart…and I absolutely
    love Kathryn’s artwork!!!!! Hugs, Sally xxxxxoxoooo

  • FANKOOO ms Sally! :O)
    Chookas! X♥X

    – adgray

  • jomei249
    jomei249almost 6 years ago

    feelgood writing! Nicely conveyed message. Joni Mitchell has a song ‘this flight tonight" on the Blue album with the same words in the chorus – starlight starbright, you’ve got the loving I like, alright……

  • Ta JL! :O)
    Joni stole the words from the kids poem like I did lol didn’t you ever make wishes on the first star you saw? – slap your mum for not introducing you to it lol [figuratively speaking! don’t go hitting your mum now! speaking as a mum – we love our mums we love our mums (subliminal conditioning here) [my kids would add – “Fried with little boiled potatoes on the side!” lol] – but I digress]] uuuummm where was I ? Oh yeah
    Disney used it in his “When you wish upon a star” thingy too! see I’m in exulted company and thus [by default] so are you! ☺ lol ☺
    Thank you for coming to read my words!
    Chookas! ☺♥☺

    – adgray

  • jomei249
    jomei249almost 6 years ago

    oh ok, thanks for setting the record straight, I haven’t come across it before. I must also enquire, where does “Chookas” come from??!!

  • Chookas Means ….. ☺ok? ☺♥☺

    – adgray

  • JRobinWhitley
    JRobinWhitleyalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent in so many ways for me since my grandmothers vital to my path. You’re good at dialogue as well.

  • Thank you for coming to read my words!
    I lost my Nanna when I was 10 but still I consider her to have been the strongest supporter of my talents – it was she that said “Write your stories down and one day you will be rich!” well I’m writing them …. $$??
    I was taught once by an education writer how to do dialogue right – the single ‘-’ marks are for Talking and the double “-” are for quotations – recounting what had been said!
    and the speech is to start on a new line per speaker
    She also taught us that all creative writing is justified, you no longer indent at the beginnings of paragraphs and spaces can be used for changes in the focus or pauses for effect
    and like poetry, that the LOOK of a written passage is included in the enjoyment of the message of the passage
    Now to get RB to adopt these and perhaps ….
    never mind ☺
    Thank you for connecting with my words!
    Chookas! ♥

    – adgray

  • JRobinWhitley
    JRobinWhitleyalmost 6 years ago

    Wow! What great advice. I’m just now getting to read it all. Hop I remember your tips.

  • cougarfan
    cougarfanover 5 years ago

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