Night’s Celestial Bodies
Winking so with sharp ease
Crisp and
Bathing us in their night wrought sheen.

A pale veil of
Shimmering jewels
Light so pure
Like ethereal pools.

Vacant sky, Darkness dimmed
Distant stars to light again.

Wishful wondering
Thoughts of sorrow
Hopeful glances
For the morrow

Stories of old
told on plains of night.
Formations bold
ne’er hidden from sight.

Curtains of diamond
hide in the sun.
Mysterious depths,
unyielding, to be won.

My eyes caught it briefly
the death of a star.
It’s brightness was a flash
like a blazing streaked tear.

To hold the child as it cried,
my heart felt numb and cold inside.
A tear fell softly to the ground,
a star was born with a shattering sound.
Its brightness dimmed our own true sun,
A warmth that brought and encouraged fun.
The child looked up, its eyes shone bright
and held the beauty with its sight.
I released my grasp,
the child flew free.
It looked back
and remembered me.

A ring of light, so pure and true
circles the heavens
timeless expanse with pin pricked lights
moves with precision
my eyes shone wide

Sing with me, O stars above
Creations masterpieces
Signs of love
Venus and Saturn
Orion and all
Sing the songs
to make the call

Lights like candles
burning bright
true forms hidden
far from sight.

Mysterious veil
concealing so
for a futures past
to never know

Teachers of history
Hang one by one
History’s tales
Said and done
Time always changing
But never far
The past is what you see
When you look at a star

~Jennifer Renee


Jennifer Ellison

Joined April 2008

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This is a poem that I wrote for creative writing class in high school some 14 years ago

the assignment was to use 13 different poetic/prose ways to describe something

so this is what I had come up with…

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