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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: 5/29/2014 10:51:00 AM
    :) a challenging write noted with the quote.. I feel like the 2nd stanza though however I'm not this girl..:) rather I keep on going ..:) with hope determination and faith placed to actions..:) glad I choose this from your poems...:)GBU

  1. Date: 4/19/2014 8:05:00 AM
    Andrea What a deep and powerful write. I could feel the emotional anguish in each line. Thank you for the sweet comment on my ESS Of Love poem.

  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

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