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Is There a Star in my Name

A three year old dreamy child lying down beside his dad at night on the open terrace eyes wide open gazing at the sky asked him the following question:
"Dad what are those bright white speckles above?"
"They are stars", dad replied.
"Will they fall down on me?"
"No. They will not".
"They are so bright and shiny. I wish to go up there and play with them".
Dad laughed at his little one's innocence and said:
"My dear, they are huge glowing balls of gases in the universe. Our sun is also a star. There are trillions of stars in the universe".
The child was silent for some time.
He stared gape-mouthed at the black canvas of the night sky sprinkled with silvery dots guided by the glorious full moon for some time and asked his dad:
"Do they have names?"
"Yes. Some have names we give to them but most of them do not"
"Is there a star in my name?", the child asked with sparkling eyes.
His dad replied:
"If you grow up to shine bright to eliminate the darkness of ignorance..."
"If you share your love impartial to all, just like the stars sharing their energy..."
"If you are steadfast in carrying out your responsibilities to make the world a better place..."
"Then there sure will be a Star in your Name!"
The child gave a bright smile as if satisfied with his dad's answer.
Date: 11/11/2020 Submitted for 'There Is A Star With My Name On It Poetry Contest' Sponsored by: Silent One Second Place

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Date: 11/14/2020 5:54:00 PM
This is one of the best in the contest. It’s brilliantly crafted. Anitha, it’s beautiful, and I love it. Congrats on your placement...
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Anitha Jayasankar
Date: 11/15/2020 1:44:00 AM
Thank you so much for your sweet words Akkina.. am happy that you loved it. God bless. Hugs.. :)
Date: 11/13/2020 5:20:00 AM
Congrats Ani on your podium win with this superb poetry.
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Anitha Jayasankar
Date: 11/13/2020 8:21:00 AM
Thank you so much Vijayji.. Have a great day..:)
Date: 11/12/2020 5:49:00 PM
Ani, your beautiful poem is such a treasure. Your gifted pen spills ink with the tender innocence of a child and with the patient wisdom of a loving father. I am inspired and enchanted by this lovely piece. Congratulations for your excellent win in Silent One's contest.. ~Susan
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Anitha Jayasankar
Date: 11/13/2020 1:49:00 AM
Thank you so much for these lovely words dear Susan. Have a blessed day. Love n hugs :)
Date: 11/12/2020 11:57:00 AM
Congratulations, Anihta, on your number 2 win for your excellent Haibun!!
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Anitha Jayasankar
Date: 11/13/2020 1:47:00 AM
Thank you so much Newton Arach... Have a great day.. ~:)
Date: 11/12/2020 9:38:00 AM
Excellent idea. I admire. Congrats to win.
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Anitha Jayasankar
Date: 11/12/2020 9:53:00 AM
Thank you sooo much Maam. Your blessings means a lot to me.. Love and hugs ~ :)
Date: 11/12/2020 8:45:00 AM
This is so lovely, how sweet you remember about what your father said.. Makes me wonder when my daughters remember... Congratulations on your placement..
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Anitha Jayasankar
Date: 11/12/2020 9:19:00 AM
Silent One thank you so much, as I started writing this idea popped up... and yes it's true my dad used to advise me just like any other dad... Haha... dnt wry... they will surely remember. God bless ~:)
Date: 11/12/2020 6:54:00 AM
- Beautifully said by your father ... a lovely poem, Ani :) - (I did not make it to this contest :) - Best wishes for a top win :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Anitha Jayasankar
Date: 11/12/2020 7:43:00 AM
Thx Anne for the visit and comment. Just wrote what came to my mind while writing this. Have a blessed day dear. Love and hugs :) ~ Ani