Sparkly, shiny, and oh so bright
Streaking across the sky tonight
Wish I may, wish I might
Forever hold you in my sight
I wish a thousand wishes to you
Hoping all my dreams come true
Don't you leave me, please just stay
I have many more wishes I'd like to say
I wish for the sun to rise each day
I wish for the clouds to blow away
I wish for the trees to grow so tall
I wish for the baby birds not to fall
I wish that this world wasn't so hard
I wish my heart was no longer scarred
I wish for the day that you are found
For that day my Queen will be crowned
I wish for hope and peace and love
I wish to you, oh shooting star above
Virgin snow sparkles in the darkest hour
as stardust dances with celestial power.
Silently it rains upon mother earth
giving witness to such an idyllic birth.
A fawn and doe now break the glaze
like tiny spoons upon crème brulees.
Below Polaris they prance and snort,
for they seem to know the time is short.
For such a night is a rare event,
as blue light above is heaven sent.
Wondrous luminescent tranquility
trumps any earthly poet’s ability.
Now the first rays pierce the frigid night
and Orion’s bow soon fades to light.
White carpet dulls now without the luster
of a nocturnal painter, the starlight duster.
James Nichols 12/29/12
Armano the Auracano of Rock Star fame
Will never be singing on his stage again
A fan. a critter, or even a possum
Has taken his life, he will no longer blossom
He was a handsome dude, tall and preened
With shiny red rustic feathers, and did the girls scream
A newspaper reporter asked his manager Dane
It must be hard for you, as you will miss him playing
Yes i will, things will never be the same
But another star will be born, to look after his dames
From a cloudless frost crisp sky one star shines supremely out
Diminishing all other stars in the slate black sky about
It light s a path across a flat calm bay a road my soul must walk
To distant friends in distant lands to whom I wish to talk
To those in need I send you gifts of sustenance faith and love
To those in terror and in pain, I give hope and a dove
Those whose loss turns fair heart black you get leave to grieve
You who now face life alone pure friendship you receive
As my mind walks that star lit path my thoughts they are with you
Who on my unworthy life your great gifts of love did strew
Pain from my old frame you shared and my loneliness did cease
On you I wish health and happiness, love, luck and peace
My valentine's a star above
that leaves me all alone.
It seems to know I'm happier
when left upon my own.
At night it sparkles brightly
and holds me to my stare.
My eyes left feeling helpless
as my lungs are filled with air.
My valentine's a star above
as faithfull as I've known.
But not for being a wonderer;
for aligning God's own throne.
Star Light . . . Star Night
Gazing at the dark sky backdrop on this cold black night,
We are enraptured by the radiant view of bright Star-light.
This is a wondrous sight to behold by all on this Star-night,
Reflecting all earthly things gracious, grand, and right.
The cold beckoning blackness of this very special night,
Serves as the cosmic palette for unlimited points of light.
The enchanting Star-light on this marvelous Star-night!
This Star-night reflects God’s heavenly-made Star-light!
At once we realize the divine dichotomy between light and night,
On that mystical, magical eve filled with God’s Star-light.
God himself implores all who see His mosaic of Star-light,
To ponder ever gently too the dark beauty of His Star-night.
Oh! Radiant and grand Star-light on this most special Star-night,
We are forever spellbound by your God-given glorious sight.
Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, Schoeningen, Germany (September 14, 2014)
Beautiful light that lasted for long
Your lightening shine suppress the cloud
Brilliant Beauty from coast to coast
Your brighter shine rule my world
My lovely kids love painting in your midst
Cos your presence add meaning to their paint
Myself as well stock under your bountiful
Likewise my firm, my wife roam through you
Your fins and flippers eat the sea
But your dominant serve the plant
That is why I love to kiss you
Cos you never demand without supply
My sunshine, you are the haven
That shine my home and my coats.
You closed yours eyes before the crash..
We woke in places that couldn't last..
Blinded by fables that we hoped were true..
Now our hands let go as your star flew..
In your own sky without my light..
Your star shines all too bright..
Till another day when our moons are one..
I'll sit to the side making sounds of none..
For Brian's contest
She looks dazzling in her black gown
On occasion she wears a sparkling crown
She protects me from prying eyes
There`s no need for pretense or lies
She sustains me with her beauteous light
Caresses me in the heat-forsaken night
She tends to my insatiable fire inside
By her light I find delight in new-found insight
She hears my silent screams and
Listens, knowing what it all means
She`s game and with her pleasures generous
I wish to stay, but her dark ways are treacherous
When I ask for more, she cracks a smile
Saying, “Farewell, now rest for a while”
Twinkle, twinkle little star-
How I wonder if you are.
So many light-years far away,
Are you still out there today?
Did you go nova little star?
How I wonder if you still are.
Midnight has come to drape her robe
Of darkness over this side of the globe.
Smooth, like velvet, it muffles all sound
Save for the hem touching the ground.
And from its deep folds, bright jewels shine forth:
Lyra, Orion, the Star of the North.
Such riches never before seen on Earth
Sparkle these diamonds of unmeasured worth.
Midnight displays her riches untold;
To her stars are dust. How would she treat gold?
A wayward star has lost it's place
Amidst the vastness known as space
Too close to earth it's path did lead
This shooting star for us to see
Shining, sparkling in the darkness night
You’re the light from above that so bright
A falling star that I’ve been waiting
Hear my wishes as now I whisper
And feel what my heart is been a desire
Falling star you like an angel
Send by heaven with a magic spell
Show to me the light that dance in a glow,
I hear you singing as you go away
It granted my wishes as like what I say
To let my dear friend here to stay.
Twinkle, dazzling, dancing in neon light
let you be an angel and keep us guide
can I touch you and hold you tight
all I can do is to stare at you
saying my wishes hope it will come true.
Twinkle Twinkle little star
How unfortunate you are
To sit in the ski all night and day
While other’s send wishes your way
They wish for love, fortune and fame
They wish for everyone to know their name
They wish to be tall, skinny and smart
They wish and believe in you with all their heart
But they do not know the feelings that you have
And that sometimes you make their wishes go bad
The fact that we get to walk around feely
Fills the stars heart with jealousy
So with a hateful stare it throws our wishes back
And with each wish thrown, the star gains a crack
And before long the star loses its shine
And it plummets to the ground, with beauty divine
And before it hit’s the ground it grants one final wish
One for a mother, and her young daughter’s happiness
The star makes its penance as it strikes the ground
Though through its tears it never makes a sound
‘I’m sorry’ the star cries for all the ignored wishes in the past
‘I wish I could go back and fix them’ but it’s fading fast
Its wish has been thrown back by another
Who doesn’t want to bother
As the star continues to throw them back
He starts to gain all his cracks
So watch for the star in the ski that looks mad
And keep your wishes for another that won’t make them bad
And remember the saying that is so true
Keep it in your heart close to you
If you make a wish on a broken star
You dreams will not make it very far
Stars twinkle and flicker all the time,
And I think I am too old to mind,
It costs me more as time goes on,
But stars still twinkle off and on.
When my time has been used,
And I am dust upon your shoes,
Look up to the night time sky,
And see a star and wonder why?
Please think kindly of me,
As I swim in that heavenly sea,
For all I have ever done or been,
Is not for me but a hope to be seen.
To leave a mark, a token too,
To be remembered mainly by you,
This vain hope is a sin, I know,
But as a star in your heart
I would glow.
Grow and glow, and warm and protect,
If this only could be
It would be perfect.
And so when you look at the stars above,
See me and know
All my love.
Star of Heaven, come to earth;
lead us once again to our Savior's birth.
Speak the language from God's own lips;
grant us nectar in honeyed sips.
Invade our hearts with revealing light;
accept our praises this holy night.
Falling from up high, not knowing where I’ll land
Love has always been transient, like a name on the sand
But I’m walking in darkness; only spots of light in the sky
Enwrapped in confusion, not knowing truth from a lie
I was set up to feel ashamed, to feel lonely (so I’d come back)
Which I did until you found on my heart’s walls, there was a crack
You’re far from perfect, not even close to being the best
But there’s a sense of warm attachment I feel in your caress
You might not be the sweetest, you don’t spoil me, but you’re real
And somewhere along the way, somehow my heart, you did steal
So I might be in the darkness, but you’re my star in the night, indeed
The shine that transmits from your love is all the light I need
Yes, I am an addict and this I can't deny.
I love the things that feel good and one is getting high.
Although, I'm in remission on guard is where I stay.
Like a soldier in the field I'm dodging bullets every day.
I can drink enormous quantities and still my words don't slur.
I thought I had a special gift of strength like Supergirl.
I use to pop the pills, oh yes, they are my drug of choice.
They landed me in rehab and in there you have no voice.
I loved the roaring of the crowd, my downfall I admit.
I had this thing called stage fright which made it very hard to quit.
There was no shortage of those things that calmed the silent rage.
My many "friends" were there to ensure I made it to the stage.
An extrovert was my mask and an introvert inside.
So I sold my words to others and I kept them well supplied.
I admit it was fun for a while, but the circle was the same.
I had to make a choice of life or death and left the game.
I could brag and tell you who I am, but I can't you see.
Yes, I would be noticed but it wouldn't be for me.
This does not apply to everyone, believe me I know that.
Just those with bad intentions there to make their wallets fat.
I have gone a different route, another path another door.
I have found out who I am and what I am here for.
It will be about a year and I'll be more than glad to share.
A Children's book will be on the shelf with a different style and flare.
This is not a reflection on those who have shared their poetry with me and were
kind enough to respond to mine.
String me a necklace, a lunar eclipse
of shadows, of baubles, of eternal bliss
Memory make me in frozen star dust
and roll out the heavens just like we discussed
You are my anchor in times of distress
my haven, my shoulder, my afternoon kiss
You salve my wounds with a quiet decree
and string me a necklace with gifts from the sea
Opposite shores pushing waves to and fro
in the moonlight we met, in our liquid we flow
With a braiding of star dust we necklace the moon
so she's dressed to the hilt of the luna de lune
We are the music of husband and wife
Trailing our memories behind us in life
You decorate me with love from the sea
You are my passion, eternally.