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Below is the poem entitled SHOOTING STARS which was written by poet Sidney Beck. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Let’s get it right guys  -  we’re not stars,  only supporting cast
The real stars are bright warm personalities moving fast
Oh sure,  we can enter the atmosphere at thousands of miles per
But these big suckers keep rolling round heaven much speedier
We’re just dust  and, let’s face it, we will burn up in a second
But  red giants and blue dwarfs live longer than anyone’s reckoned
Picture it  - one night on tv  it’s maybe something like  an eclipse
And just when the commentator ‘s  gonna move his lips
I come shooting in and steal the scene and everyone remembers me 
And forgets the real  phenomenon they came to see
It’s like watching Jack Elam  as the jail-drunk  in  HIgh Noon
Who wakes before the big showdown and leaves too soon.
Yeah  -  Shooting Star?   Phooey.  It’s a misnomer  and  we all enjoyed it
But now let’s look at the big picture, recognize a mistake  and avoid it.

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Entered in    Tirzah Conway's Contest     Shooting Stars

Copyright © Sidney Beck

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  1. Date: 5/13/2013 11:50:00 AM
    Nice poem.

  1. Date: 8/13/2012 10:51:00 AM
    Hi sidney briliant I like it, good luck in the contest, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 8/11/2012 11:17:00 AM
    great write Sidney,wish you the best

  1. Date: 8/8/2012 3:41:00 PM
    Hey teach YOU tell 'um Light & Love!

  1. Date: 8/8/2012 10:27:00 AM
    Nice a very good write and thoroughly enjoyable dear friend, half way there now to fixing toaster.xx