How to Catch a Falling Star

October 9, 2009
How to Catch a Falling Star

Stars only come

To those who are
Out of luck,
Out of time,
Out of dreams,
Out of hope.

Stars only come
When you least expect it.

Stars can burn
When they touch your skin.
It seems,
For everything,
You must pay a price,
Take a risk.


There is only one shot.
One shot to catch the star.

You need to really will yourself.
Throw your arms out as far as they can go,
And don’t,

Think twice.

If you think
You will resist.

Don’t look back.

Always look ahead

Look for a star…

Join the Discussion

This article has 4 comments. Post your own now!

Bradymb94 said...
Sept. 8, 2011 at 10:34 pm
Hey whitney! GUESS WHO!? :) I can see why you like this poem so much! great work
_Elsy_ said...
Jun. 20, 2010 at 6:43 pm
Amazing, your a great poet. Do you mind, can you read some of my stuff??
_Elsy_ replied...
Jun. 21, 2010 at 7:31 pm
you wanted me to tell you if i came up with a better title for "the others". I think i found one: "Cimmerian", it means dark and the humans think the others are dark creatures so...
swimster23 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 21, 2010 at 10:09 pm
that sounds a lot cooler and more mysterious!  when you get published you should have the definition on the first page, though, so people know what it means.
Site Feedback