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I See Them Everywhere

I could see stars everywhere, 
In every foggy corner, 
In the twinkling of their eyes
The exchange of goods, services, money
Some grateful and well-intentioned, others listless
Cold and accusatory 
Selfish and scared
I saw their lights come and fade
Their loud horns go unheard
Their curses and cries growing hoarse
With raging resignation
They forgot what it meant to live
With the potential of peace
To an unapologetic world of riddles and war 

I saw dark shades of death enshroud
What was once their conscious eye 
Yet the stars, they glimmer on  for us
They still remind us of our mortality
They still remind us of the hope of eternity
You will never be forgotten, beautiful one!
Your light will pour forth once again
With showers of hope
A bridging of the self 
To the bonding of our creator
Will be the birth of better times

I remember the joys in your smiles
How you could barely contain it inside
Till it exploded in giggles and guffaws
Where are your impenitent resonances now?
Where has that child gone to?
You are so tired, I know
Yet your life still inspires!
And we are always afraid of the unknown
Down here, on this earth
Questioning our existences, our birth
Why we are not where we want to be
Why is He taking this away from me?
Often forgetting through bitterness that we are
Intimately connected
And infinitely loved! 

What force on earth can devour that love?
What bestial frown can wisp away its purpose?
The learned and knowledgeable survive
The brave are readied and standing,
Knowing their worth with every atom of their being
Can a star look down on the sun and say it is not their own?
Who here is not created, that they cannot die?
Who are you to live your life happily blind?
Gaze not on other stars to find your own worth
So long as to damage your visions of truth 
Cease comparing your rays to the one beside,
Or behind, or above or below
Listen, and be still
Do not let yourself harden
For no void can be filled that cannot open

I see them everywhere,
Precious beauties of every shape and shade 
Appreciate their shine as you would yours or mine,
Touch the atoms of your value to every outstretched hand
Be thankful for every moment you live 
So that every moment is not for nothing
That every breath is treasured and true
And every penny is honest and deserved
Remember that peace is not limited to potential
But it is an outcome of the purest love
To stars of all colors and direction
In all regions and realms 
Each one pouring light upon the same goal
To the end of looming fears and perdition
Toward new laughter and new hearts
Now I beckon you, sweet child of your soul
To accept your place in the sky
To illuminate a soon iridescent earth 
Dropping ribbons of forgiveness, warmth and peace

Copyright © Laura Breidenthal | Year Posted 2017


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  1. Date: 11/21/2017 3:35:00 PM

    Interesting line: they still remind us of the hope of eternity. We know stars have a "life" and ultimately experience a "death" of sorts. Still, our own lifespan is so incredibly brief the by comparison the life of a star can seem like an eternity. Nice write laura b