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My Quiet Place: Star-gazing

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My Quiet Place: Star-gazing

It surprised me to hear that some ‘stars’ in the sky are planets
It made me wonder if others are watching our planet 
Our planet must be like a star to some
Scientists say this planet and that planet can’t possibly have life
Who knows for sure if they are right or wrong?
Someone is star gazing – he sees one star and knows it’s a planet
The planet interests him/captures his imagination
He wonders if there may be life there and what the beings could be like
They say on his world that the planet – it’s Earth – can’t have life
He shrugs and looks at Mars and wonders if there’s life there, instead

I rose and looked towards the sky -
Not long till light of day;
The planet seemed to be a star,
So many miles away.

I guessed about the life forms there -
Or was the planet dead?
They say there can’t be life on Earth!
I looked at Mars instead…

For Sara’s My Quiet Place contest


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  1. Date: 9/20/2012 11:19:00 AM

    I am finally able to comment on your win in Sara's "My Quiet Place" contest. Congratulations Jack. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 11:38:00 AM

    belated congrats on your special win, jack..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 7:08:00 PM

    Jack, once again you have showed your poetic skills. A big win indeed and well deserved! One love. Joy Wells

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 11:30:00 AM

    Good question, Jack. What is real and what is imagined - our "reality" is not someone else's "reality". The fist we see in the southern hemisphere is Venus, dubbed the Evening Star.... Congrats on your win. Love, Su

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 10:31:00 AM

    JACK, , congratulations with your wonderful win in SARA'S sweet " Quiet Place " contest.. have a nice day~ PD

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 9:53:00 AM

    way to go Jack .. congrats on another number one luv for a wonderful quiet place ..

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 5:45:00 AM

    Hi congratulations Jack a nice serene picture painted here, I love watching the stars. xx

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 5:30:00 AM

    Congrats on your win in my contest..I enjoyed reading your work..I like the flow and rhythm of your poem..Sara

  1. Date: 8/20/2012 6:52:00 PM

    I love the way this ended. Makes one think when they look up at a night sky...wonderful piece. Good luck to you in Sara's contest!

  1. Date: 8/16/2012 3:40:00 AM

    A very creative write on the theme of the contest. Liked your perception of the subject a lot. Good luck to you.

  1. Date: 8/15/2012 8:32:00 PM

    how interesting the way you took this one. I better find my quiet place soon and THINK this one out!!!

  1. Date: 8/14/2012 1:58:00 PM

    Great write! Love what you got from your journaled thoughts! Good luck in contest. :) Tanya

  1. Date: 8/14/2012 1:00:00 PM

    awesome poem, best of luck in the contest

  1. Date: 8/14/2012 12:23:00 PM

    Very nice jack...I have to the contest page...so many contests...so little time...ha ha ha...

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    Date: 8/14/2012 12:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have to CHECK the contest page....
  1. Date: 8/14/2012 11:01:00 AM

    Jack, I want both your paragraph and the poem posted...Sara

  1. Date: 8/14/2012 10:59:00 AM

    Quite the funny write my friend! Mars, now that would be a quiet place to go Jack! Wonderful piece, Great Work!!