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Fallen Star

I tracked along a silver trail
carved out from Earthly dust
by rays persistent in the dark 
and midnight wanderlust.

It led me to a bubbling fount
of sulfurous mud and tar; 
whereupon I chanced a glimpse
and found a fallen star. 

An ancient from celestial realms
ensnared terrestrially
dimly glowing in the murk
I heard it sing to me:

Sojourner of the moonlit way
I sense thy beating heart
I’ve travelled from infinity
now hearken ere you part.

You roam upon this infant orb, 
you draw from it thy life, 
but I sense greed and evil scorn
and no land void of strife.

I beg you tell me how it came
that creatures such as thee
have found such hatred in thy souls
to punish endlessly. 

It’s not so bad, I said out loud
we know of love as well…
as to the fate of mother Earth
I simply can’t foretell.

The ground beneath my weary feet
gave way to empty space
then all around me in the void
I saw the human race.

Starving children, ill and gaunt
were kicked by wing-tipped shoes.
Females ranging every clime
in silence nursed abuse.

In darkness men were plotting war
in light their banners raised
it mattered not which way I looked
some evil met my gaze.  

Make it stop, I beg you please!
Why poison thou my mind?
What can I do to stop all this,
is no good left to find?

Sojourner of the moonlit way
I sense thy beating heart
I’ve travelled from infinity
now hearken ere you part.

You roam upon this infant orb, 
you draw from it thy life, 
and though you’re one of many men
love in thy chest is rife.

You must return to whence you came
you must confer abroad
the goodness that within thee burns
seek first to serve the flawed.

Think on the vast expanse of space
so empty, dark and cold…
and how despite the hopeless cause
star-light you still behold.

So too might thou, if you’ll but try
endure this awful plight
for in the vast expanse of hate
love is thy shining light. 

07/16/15








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Date: 6/27/2016 1:57:00 AM
A 7 Graham! The sad tale of life has been beautifully portrayed by the fallen star in your quatrain!
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Date: 5/23/2016 8:45:00 PM
I feels as if the star continuously falls with the ending in mind space and its vast measures of darkness.
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Date: 5/19/2016 7:36:00 PM
I can't stop reading this one. Really enjoy it. A beautiful poem Grahamberger. ...Fran
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Date: 5/19/2016 6:53:00 PM
Humans are a double minded member of creation indeed--both light and dark. One is our salvation; and the other...making stars cry. No accident that galaxies are moving further apart. The universe senses and reacts appropriately, for the good of the greater all. Outstanding writing!
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Date: 5/19/2016 6:09:00 PM
Especially like the ending lines of this one.
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Date: 5/19/2016 1:12:00 PM
I find this poem very intense, and very well written. One of the best I've ever read and a topic which I write about as well...excellent work. Ty
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Date: 5/16/2016 12:44:00 AM
This is pure beauty. Well done :D
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Date: 5/7/2016 7:02:00 AM
Wonderful imagery! A poem that I have favoured, one that will make my day brighter; reminding me that dark tunnels are but a small part of this passageway.:) If I had needed to read but one write today, this is the one I would have chosen. Best wishes to you, Mikki
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Date: 5/5/2016 10:46:00 AM
I love your words expression of true emotion.
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Date: 5/4/2016 12:24:00 PM
Hi, 3 poems were sent to my e-mail the first two were good, but this one captured me. I think for several reasons, but mainly because it is much how some of my writing turns out. I love how you show that man has almost ruined us, yet we are still here to love. And my words are puny in expressing the wealth of this poem. Thank you for sharing this. Adelaide
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Date: 5/4/2016 11:36:00 AM
Love your poem! Jim Sularz
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Date: 12/23/2015 2:27:00 AM
Congrats on win in STAR Contest!
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Date: 12/22/2015 8:59:00 PM
This is brilliant, Graham, a #7 and a fave for me, thanks. Well done. Merry Christmas! Regards, Viv
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Date: 12/22/2015 3:56:00 PM
the grahamburglar, Congrats on your STAR theme. Love LINDA
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Date: 12/22/2015 10:24:00 AM
A truly awesome write!!! Congrats on your win and this gem goes into my fav this morn.. Thanks...
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Date: 12/22/2015 7:16:00 AM
Excellent write, Graham. Congrats on your win. T.J
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Date: 12/22/2015 1:31:00 AM
Lovely write n win Graham.. big congrats!
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Date: 12/21/2015 11:46:00 PM
the grahamburglar, Congratulations on your win. Thank you for supporting my contest. SKAT
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