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The stars hang overhead,
Like a mobile draped over mankind's crib.
Sparkling firmament,
Each brighter than the last,
Each discovery steeping their lovely light,
In mystery of twisted lens.
Twinkle twinkle,
Burning ball of power and heat,
Intercosmic fuel warping the very fabric of space itself.
Arcing lazily 'round planetary parent,
Orbit lost in flaming trail and the bones of stars.
A dancing mobile of a thousand colors,
Of spectrums seen and unseen.

But in every childhood story,
There lurk monsters.
Black and gaping holes
Swallowing sun and moon.
Or stallions of flame and death,
Belching forth from the death of stars,
In brilliant wonders caught at dark of night.

Mankind's fingers are but inches away from brushing,
Even the smallest of these burning giants.




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emmasue1798 said...
Jun. 3, 2012 at 4:17 pm:
nice poem! im going to read more of your writing! :D
 
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hypermagical said...
May 30, 2012 at 7:24 pm:
I love this! I love the imagery and the language, great job!
 
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youngpilotThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Mar. 8, 2012 at 8:05 am:
Please keep your comments positive and constructive. We'll remove anything inappropriate. Thanks!
 
youngpilotThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Mar. 9, 2012 at 6:41 am :

Teenink really must hate me! >_< What I had wrote was:

Cross your fingers! No! Then you can't write! Anyway, nothing short of stellar. Maybe even Edgar Allen Poe competitive? Who am I to say...I am a bit biased. ;) Anyway, that gym seems to be pumping out more than just muscled baddies. You really should go there more often. ^_^

It decided to add it's own little editing. >_>

 
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I.White said...
Feb. 23, 2012 at 11:00 pm:

im getting stars in my eyes, serously... it's really good

 

 
Lovejuice replied...
Mar. 4, 2012 at 5:37 am :

Awesome comment White. XD

It's totally awesome that you loved this poem, and "In Glorious Times"! This means that you like almost half of my posted work! Whoo for you!

Thanks for the read White.

 
Lovejuice replied...
Mar. 4, 2012 at 5:37 am :

Awesome comment White. XD

It's totally awesome that you loved this poem, and "In Glorious Times"! This means that you like almost half of my posted work! Whoo for you!

Thanks for the read White.

 
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U2_Fanatic said...
Feb. 23, 2012 at 9:44 pm:
Whoaaaaaaaaaa. [Eyes bulging out of head] This is so beautiful! The words are so... tangible and... like... [Struggling for words] ...swirly. It's wonderful! :)
 
Lovejuice replied...
Feb. 23, 2012 at 11:07 pm :

I wrote this while I was waiting for my mother to get out of the shower at the gym. I had an iPhone, and twenty minutes to burn. Combine that with a NASA shirt a pretty girl was wearing, and boom. You get this.

And the reason it's so swirly is because I was pacing back and forth in the lobby (getting strange looks from the staff because I was very animated while i talked to myself) and my gait was very wobbly and... swishy. Probably lended itself to the poem.

 

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TheGirlWhoReachesForStars replied...
Mar. 4, 2012 at 10:58 pm :
This is absolutely wonderful!!! I know I told you that, but I couldn't contain how much I love it; I just had to comment!! Never stop writing <3
 
Lovejuice replied...
Mar. 5, 2012 at 12:48 pm :

Thanks you for the comment Stars! I'm so happy that the poem could please, and I can assure you that I'm not going to be stopping anytime soon.

In fact, I'm headed off to the gym right now, where this poem was birthed. I have an idea as to how I want to try my hand at this poem again. Fingers crossed!

 
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