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Life of a star

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Life of a star

Born in a nebulae, a spiders web of gas,
coloured by temperature, weighted by mass.
Nuclear fusion keeps them shining bright 
just like on that first day when God created night.
So they don’t burn us He cast them way up high
to illuminate our world He lit up the sky.
The coldest stars are red, the hottest are blue 
our star is orange to sustain me and you.

A gazillion balls of light, Arcadian fire,
or could they be the angels of Gods holy choir?
Fifteen million degrees keeps them alight
no wonder the poor shepherds fell down in fright, 
their signs in the heavens are celestially awed
witness to life through a child still adored.
Astrologers use them to predict our days
while Astronomers study their galactic ways.

A billion years trip past, the mere blink of an eye,
their cores rapidly depleting our stars start to die.
Expanding shells that twist and morph
snuff out the light as they turn black dwarf,
as a swan song gesture, it’s almost over;
in a brilliant flash they turn supernova,
a nebulous cloud of gas is then formed;
the birthing place where stars are spawned.

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  1. Date: 5/23/2013 5:12:00 AM
    Lovely! I realized I hadn't let you know that your prize is on the way, my apologies! Are you learning to manoever around Soup? Do you know how soup mail works? Soup mail is the internal email system, here. If you click on a person's link (for example mine, under my Da Vinci picture) you will go to their main page, where their poems are listed. At the top, many of us have little envelopes, click on that and you can send mail. On the left part of the screen, you'll see the member area.. continued

    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan
    Date: 5/23/2013 5:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Again, thank you for your entry! So enjoyed your poem. If I can help you 'get around the soup halls' let me know. Just click on my name to right about this comment... I also write blogs... you can see a blog link beside the envelope (soupmail) as well.
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan
    Date: 5/23/2013 5:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your book should get there in about three more weeks, I believe (I live in Canada) I chose the most, ahem, economical manner to send your prize... please let me know if and when you receive it! I have no tracking number!! Fingers crossed it will cross the gread pond, a-okay
    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan
    Date: 5/23/2013 5:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    (cont) there is an inbox/outbox there to check both comments and soupmail. Now, most soupers reply to the comments left on their poetry not own their own poetry, but directly to the souper who replied. It keeps the wheels of communication turning (:D smile)
  1. Date: 4/28/2013 2:33:00 PM
    Geez, you certainly know enough about stars to shame me. I know a big, fat nothing about them. Eloquent writing, my friend. My very best of luck to you in the contest with this gem. I like, very much!! :)

    Fawcett Avatar Rachel Fawcett
    Date: 4/28/2013 2:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I love stars. I enjoyed writing it, I only posted it a few minutes ago so it's hot off the press so to speak. Thank you for taking the time to read it I'm so glad you enjoyed it.