The Rhythm of Life

September 2, 2011
By aurorairis SILVER, Darien, Connecticut
aurorairis SILVER, Darien, Connecticut
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One night I gazed up at the stars
The night sky seemed a vast pristine heavenly pool
While the grass swayed rhythmically
To the song of the crickets
And the owl sang her sweet lullaby
I gazed up at the stars and a calm swept over me
A calm as deep as the ocean
Wide as the sky
And as soothing as a mother’s touch
A feeling of pure happiness engulfed me
The stars seemed to pulse in a rhythm
A rhythm that suddenly seemed ubiquitous
The crickets buzzed
The grass swayed
The owl hooted
All in this rhythm
It was then that I understood
Everything and everyone is connected
I felt my body become one with the dew covered grass
I felt my heart begin to pound in the same rhythm as the stars
An indescribable feeling came over me
One that seemed so familiar yet so distant
I could feel that I was slowly floating off the ground
As all hatred or fear was drained from me
And left behind
A car engine started
I plummeted back onto the ground
Once again I felt anger and fear
My heart stopped beating in the same rhythm as the stars
And I awakened to reality

The author's comments:
I was inspired by the stars.

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on Aug. 2 2012 at 8:05 pm
thatgirl99 BRONZE, Darien, Connecticut
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This poem is so inspirational.  It reminds us to slow down with our everyday lives and enjoy the equanimity that nature brings.  Thank you for sharing your writing with us!

on Nov. 8 2011 at 4:36 pm
aurorairis SILVER, Darien, Connecticut
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Thanks! :)

on Nov. 6 2011 at 3:57 pm
Anonymous_7 SILVER, Branson, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
-The only time you can get away with murder is when writing a book!

I like this alot. You have a nack for using big words. Some people try but cant get away with it. Great job!

on Nov. 1 2011 at 4:13 pm
aurorairis SILVER, Darien, Connecticut
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Thanks so much!

on Nov. 1 2011 at 12:15 pm
RedFeather GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Prose is like walking but poetry is like dancing.
—Paul Valery, poet (1871 - 1945)

Woe. This is beautiful - full of understanding of the world. This is great - one of my favorites now. Keep writing! ^_^




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