Stars in the Valley

January 11, 2012
By sportybear403 BRONZE, Warminster, Pennsylvania
sportybear403 BRONZE, Warminster, Pennsylvania
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Looking out the glass I see
the sky of the earth,
glowing, lovely.

The stars in the valley
(not in the heavens)
shine and twinkle below me.

The sun on the water,
which has ripples, not rays,
glows even brighter.

This beauty, however,
is man-made, not
designed by Nature.

And who would dare compete,
with that goddess whose
creation was already complete?

Who would ever take away,
any of her children,
any day?

Or who thinks they can
add too this earth that
was made in Heaven?

Some day the stars in the valley
will go out and darkness
will surround endlessly.

But, the stars in the sky, I say,
in all their unsung glory,
will never go away.

The author's comments:
This poem came to me as I was driving up to the mountains at night. Even though I was headed towards a rural area, I was still surrounded by cities, so that the sky was still as starless as it is in my suburban hometown. When I see pictures of how the sky looks in Western towns, I know that the cities around me block out their true beauty, and that breaks my heart.

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