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I look up at the starry sky,
See the glow of fires.
Could it be the agony of
Lonely hearts' desires?

Because I burn, I know I burn
When feeling lost, alone.
Could they be children, be people,
Who shine, who need a home?

Is that why the earth gravitates,
Revolves around a star?
Is it some crying deity
Who fears we’ll drift too far?

And earth binds us to its sad self,
Watching us with our own,
Quakes, tembles, in horror that
We scream to be alone.

And moons are far from satisfied
Though their pulls are slightest,
I've seen how their rough, barren ‘scape
At times will burn brightest.

The Manly Moon, Motherly Earth,
Who hold us to their hearts
Know that we need to be loved
And dread the day we part.

At times when I look up at stars
I don't feel as alone,
It seems to wish and yearn for me,
And makes me feel at home.

So stars so bright, with yearning lights,
Please keep up your fires.
Because my wish from you tonight
Is comfort from your pyres.

And if my own flames can be seen
By some Galactic Child
And make him smile, then why not burn
To comfort him a while.

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LilZo11 said...
Jan. 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm:
one word: Woah that is so f.r.e.a.k...i.n.g.... AWSOME!!!!!! i really really love it
LoudDreamer replied...
Jan. 14, 2012 at 11:04 am :
Lol, thankyou. Normally, i hate one word reviews, but 'Awesome' is apreaciated and acceptable! Im glad you like it.
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Iamme11 said...
Dec. 28, 2011 at 7:43 pm:
That is amazing! The kind of poem I wold read again and again to try to figure out the meaning, but seem to know the meaning of somewhere deep within...sorry if that sounds too melodramatic, but what I mean to say is...THIS POEM IS REALLY GOOD!
LoudDreamer replied...
Jan. 5, 2012 at 10:53 am :
Thank you! It is actually a wandering meditation on something called 'The Communion of Saints', which is the belief that all christians, living and dead, reguardless of the specifics of their creeds, are connected through their belief in the same God, and can for that reason offer up their prayers, actions, or even sufferings to God to ask him to ease the sufferings of another person. The poem also is about a couple of other things, too, but not really.
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MoraleAsh said...
Dec. 25, 2011 at 11:25 pm:
I totally love this piece. You've got a great talent for working with meter and rhyme and not making it sound forced. I admire that! Great job and definetely keep writing!
LoudDreamer replied...
Dec. 26, 2011 at 4:11 pm :
Thanks, I'm really glad to hear you like it.
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Audrey2 said...
Dec. 19, 2011 at 5:18 pm:
Wow! I really like this!
LoudDreamer replied...
Dec. 22, 2011 at 6:35 pm :
Thankyou, Audrey! This is one of my favorites of my works, so I'm really glad to hear you like it.
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LoudDreamer said...
Dec. 13, 2011 at 12:24 pm:
Yay! I am like *imitates Lionel from Thunder cats* "pyched beyond pyched"! I would really crazy appreciate comments and feedback.
..BeautifullyBroken.. replied...
Dec. 28, 2011 at 2:46 pm :
Very nice I like it a lot its smooth and not forced keep it up :)
LoudDreamer replied...
Dec. 28, 2011 at 3:07 pm :
Sweet, Thanks!
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