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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. April 29, 2020 For the Shadows Poetry Contest of Chantelle Anne Cooke

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Date: 5/23/2020 7:10:00 PM
so sadly beautiful..congratulations..
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Date: 5/16/2020 5:38:00 PM
Congratulations on your podium win with the well penned Kyrielle Andrea! I wanted so badly to enter this contest but it closed before I got my poem posted. I was happy I got to enter it in Brian's contest I think my muse is on vacation. I really don't feel much inspiration. You are doing so well. Staying at home must agree with you, but I bet you are missing the movies. : ) xxoo
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Date: 5/13/2020 2:13:00 PM
very thoughtful write here with an upbeat ending
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Date: 5/12/2020 6:57:00 AM
Great sentiment and a wonderful flowing read.
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Date: 5/12/2020 1:59:00 AM
Well done. A creative thinker.
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Date: 5/11/2020 6:30:00 PM
Nicely done all the way through. Beau travail. I enjoyed the poem.
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Date: 5/11/2020 12:18:00 PM
Ignore Bette's comment below and copy it here with my name on it. :o) That is what I would have said only she said it better. The only change might be to add "far" before past. ;o) Keep up the great work and thanks again for sharing with all of us on the soup. oldbuck
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Date: 5/11/2020 9:53:00 AM
This is a good one. I remember my parents saying that to me. You made your bed in it you will lie. Our choices our are own. We have to figure out our own ways out of them. What a blast to the past.
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Date: 5/2/2020 7:48:00 AM
A fave! Congrats on your win!
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Date: 5/1/2020 7:18:00 PM
This is a very pensive, reflective poem, Andrea, and SO well-written! CONGRATS on your win! Janice
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Date: 5/1/2020 3:48:00 PM
A wonderful podium win for you Andrea. I didn't get my entry posted. I may still post it later. Congrats on your top win! A very lovely Kyrielle! xxoo
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Date: 5/1/2020 11:10:00 AM
A wistful kyrielle pondering the melancholy "what ifs" of life. Congratulations on your podium win today, Andrea!
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Date: 5/1/2020 10:31:00 AM
It seems like life always has a way of interrupting the hopes and dreams of our youth. Nicely penned, Andrea, congrats on your win. Stay safe. Hugs, John
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Date: 5/1/2020 12:10:00 AM
Soup Mail.
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Date: 4/30/2020 9:06:00 PM
Life, so seldom what we expect ... but we must hold onto our identity nonetheless (even if our goals are redirected, our priorities shifted). One must remember how gifted we all are. This is a beautiful poem encapsulating the what-ifs of life. You do this form quite well (the last stanza, my favorite) ... maybe one day I'll have to give Kyrielle a shot.
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Date: 4/30/2020 4:37:00 PM
So wistful... Sometimes we realize how far from those stars we still are.... Thanks, Andrea.
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Date: 4/30/2020 11:26:00 AM
That's a damning end... Like giving up... Sometimes it's the only choice we have . You did this form very well..
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Date: 4/30/2020 3:20:00 AM
You are definitely the master of Kyrielle form, Andrea, so well written, glad to read you after a long gap:)
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Date: 4/29/2020 7:38:00 PM
Andrea, I just love this, love it, love it.
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Date: 4/29/2020 5:06:00 PM
a unique take on the shadows theme and I love the form you;ve used:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 4/29/2020 4:34:00 PM
Poor girl, perhaps it’s time to wish on a different star, either that or just get out of bed. Well expressed Andrea, a poetic Gem.
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Date: 4/29/2020 3:55:00 PM
I enjoyed the tone and flow from start to finish. Superbly executed with imagery of life and nature. Stars and shadows certainly evoke joy but also... Those wishes wished so long ago are still no closer than the sky...wonderfully expressed, Andrea. I am saving this as my FAVE.
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Date: 4/29/2020 3:00:00 PM
great poem, andrea! best of luck in the contest...
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Date: 4/29/2020 2:46:00 PM
Sometimes as we get older we question ourselves if we made the right choices in life but as you say the bed is made. Tom
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