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We Are Like the Shooting Stars

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We Are Like the Shooting Stars

We are like the shooting stars
Underneath God’s sun.
Speeding down our own life paths
Till our time is done.

Numberless, like bits of dust,
Moving through our space,
All so different, yet alike
In the human race.

Infants first; then life heats up
And we show a glow.
Growing old, we then burn down.
Swiftly our lives go!

Some of us are just plain white.
Some have special hue.
Special ones are yellow, green,
Orange, red or blue.

Few, for good or bad, crash down,
And they’ll always be
Meteorites we recall
Throughout history.

Not remembered always on
Pages of our books,
Are the stars at whom we take
Fondest second looks.

Fireballs, they will burn down too,
But the light they give
Shines the brightest. May we all
As bright fireballs live!

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  1. Date: 6/20/2014 8:58:00 AM
    Andrea This is so descriptive and wonderfully said. Everyone needs to shine bright and hot. Thank you for the awesome comment on my January poem.

  1. Date: 9/3/2012 6:48:00 PM
    I love this poem. What a beautiful tapestry you weave.

  1. Date: 9/3/2012 6:47:00 PM
    I love this poem. What a beautiful tapestry you weave.

  1. Date: 8/28/2012 3:34:00 PM
    Love this poem as you know space and stars and meteors catch my interest. baby is sleeping so thought I could catch up on a few poems. He was sick all last week with a rash and fever and they came home on the weekend and now I am back here and they are coming down again this weekend so no rest. love phyl

  1. Date: 8/22/2012 6:08:00 PM
    Nice original take on the theme! GO Andie! Congrad's on this winning write. Light & love

  1. Date: 8/22/2012 4:19:00 PM
    Shine on little poetry star, your up among the best. The sparks are flying from your pen whether serious or jest. I see congratulations is once again in store. For the princess of the poetry soup who we've come to adore. :)

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich
    Date: 8/22/2012 4:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    you are too kind. I am certainly no princess but that would sure have its perks!!!
  1. Date: 8/22/2012 6:23:00 AM
    Congratulations Andrea on this beautiful win. Enjoyed.

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 3:23:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Great comparison..Sara

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 3:17:00 PM
    A great allegory. Congratulations on winning in the contest.

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 10:32:00 AM
    You deserve to win!!! Congratulations Andrea!! (^_^) **Mary**

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 8:11:00 AM
    Many congratulations on your win Andy xx

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 5:47:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Tirzah's "Shooting Stars" contest Andrea. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 4:07:00 AM
    congrats Andrea, loved this from the start.

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 3:36:00 AM
    I've read this and loved this before Andrea. Congrats on a great win in this contest! Thank you for your so many lovely comments.

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 3:27:00 AM
    Andrea I love the idea of living as a fireball. big congrats on your win....David

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 2:42:00 AM
    You've produced a beautiful allegory with excellent language here Andrea....well deserving of the high placing ....congratulations and my best wishes as always

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 2:40:00 AM
    you have produced a wonderful allegory and beautiful language, well deserving of a high place...great job wishes Syd

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 2:22:00 AM
    a very personal, glorious write, andie.. congrats with huggs!..:)

  1. Date: 8/21/2012 12:21:00 AM
    Excellent and Wonderful write,Andrea....Your words are so true and captivating...Congratulations on your well deserved win....Ride on pal...

  1. Date: 8/20/2012 7:55:00 PM
    Congratulations on your BIG WIN again, Andrea!