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Stars and Shadows

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Stars and Shadows

The sun has set and evening falls.
A silver sliver moon hangs high
above my house; behind its walls
I’ve made my bed, and here I lie.

I think of times starlight, star bright,
a girl who never questioned why
she dreamed awake with all her might.
I’ve made my bed and here I lie.

Those wishes wished so long ago
are still no closer than the sky
that’s filled with summer stars aglow.
I’ve made my bed and here I lie.

And though I’m warm inside my room,
long shadows of the night pass by
my window shade and cast their gloom.
I’ve made my bed and here I lie.

How sensible, how dull my schemes!
Beneath my comforter, I sigh 
remembering my tarnished dreams.
I’ve made my bed, and here I lie.


By Andrea for the contest of  Giorgio V.
Inspired somewhat by quote #5) “Taking no chances means wasting your dreams..”
- Ellen Hopkins, Crank

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  1. Date: 2/26/2014 7:33:00 PM

    I am sure the dreams that share a bed with you. Realise they are a dream come true.

  1. Date: 2/19/2014 12:36:00 PM

    I love this one. Great repetition of the final line. A cliche reinvented.

  1. Date: 2/19/2014 12:36:00 PM

    I love this one. Great repetition of the final line. A cliche reinvented.

  1. Date: 12/26/2013 3:03:00 PM

    The road not taken is one nobody knows. Whether high or whether low. Does it matter if no one goes? Peace. :)

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 7:31:00 AM

    Congrats on your winning work..Way to go!!! Merry, Merry Christmas To You And Your Family!!! Sara

  1. Date: 12/21/2013 3:45:00 PM

    I like the way you used the quote. Most folks would have used the opposite approach, i.e taking chances, instead of describing wasted dreams. Congrats, Roy

  1. Date: 12/20/2013 7:50:00 PM

    Hmmmm you don't sound too happy in that bed Petal. at least you have a new comforter in the shape of another win lol. Congratulations. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 12/20/2013 4:12:00 AM

    Enjoyed the write on the selected quote and congrats on the fine win, Andrea

  1. Date: 12/19/2013 8:53:00 PM

    Andrea, , Congratulations on your awesome win... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 12/19/2013 4:27:00 PM

    Congrats on your win Andrea, a very deserve win for a very beautiful piece :3 hug, Yanny

  1. Date: 12/19/2013 2:34:00 PM

    A wonderful job Andrea....went so well with the quote...congratulations

  1. Date: 12/19/2013 1:05:00 PM

    that's beautiful congats

  1. Date: 12/19/2013 12:52:00 PM

    Always coming up with brilliant verses my dear, worthy of your top win, have a great day love xxx

  1. Date: 12/19/2013 11:49:00 AM

    - Congratulations on your winning poem Andrea in: Relate your poem to one of these quotes, Contest - Sponsored by: Giorgio V. - Nice to participate - and enjoyable to read ALL winning poems! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/19/2013 11:06:00 AM

    congrats on a great win Andrea

  1. Date: 12/19/2013 10:11:00 AM

    Congrats Andrea!

  1. Date: 12/19/2013 9:12:00 AM

    Congrats on your beautiful poem and on your great win in my contest "Quotes" Thank you for your participation. :) G.

  1. Date: 12/18/2013 4:35:00 PM

    just love this, Andrea - and had a chuckle at Hopkins described as a crank, LOL

  1. Date: 12/18/2013 3:50:00 PM

    Andrea, bravo hon---what a perfect use of this form for your message and your blending of your muse into each verse is perfect!

  1. Date: 12/18/2013 2:08:00 PM

    Awesome write Andrea. Quite a reflection, love the feeling you created with this one. All the best for the contest ;)

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 11:59:00 PM

    Oh my, this is gorgeous. The rest of us should just give up, but the muse won't let us. I just tried the Constanza form and nearly did give up.

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 3:22:00 PM

    Wonderful write well done. Pete.

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 10:31:00 AM

    It's scary to take chances but it seems everyone regrets not taking them? Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 7:45:00 AM

    A great sense of the melancholy found in reflection. Wonderful write

  1. Date: 12/16/2013 3:00:00 PM

    I love this beautiful kyrielle Andrea. Relates so well to the quote you've picked. Touching the soft spot of my heart where dormant dreams arise..to lie again.

  1. Date: 12/16/2013 10:57:00 AM

    A most reflective write Andrea, really worth a high spot i consider, Joe..)

  1. Date: 12/16/2013 1:59:00 AM

    Thanks for liking my avatar ! But I have changed it ! Hope you like it !! ;p ...And again ...A wonderful and beautiful write ! :)))))))))

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 9:56:00 PM

    A very very inspiring write, Andrea, I love this beauty!

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 2:25:00 PM

    I love this poem of yours Andrea. It looks like a sure winner to me. And as for me the deeds I've done / And repentant of my wrongs I cry / And Oh, the many webs I've spun / But I've made my bed and here I lie.

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 1:48:00 PM

    How true. Disturbed dreams bring on a sleepless state..."and here I lie." If this happens to me at 3:00 a.m. there is nothing to do but get up and fix the coffee. Love this one, Andrea. Love, daver

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