Shooting Stars

September 17, 2012
By SaraAnn BRONZE, Ocean, New Jersey
SaraAnn BRONZE, Ocean, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Bless this house, for we are all together. Bless us all until we meet again."


Spent some time outside last night
To look up at the stars
The moon and planets shining bright
Saturn, Neptune, even Mars
I lay alone, breathing slow, to watch the twinkling light
Then all at once, a shot rang out, exploding through the night
Shocked and scared, my whipped round, searching for a killer
Or a robber
Or a drunkard from the bar
But all around, the night was empty
I had no company, ‘cept the stars
Then peering closer, all made sense
There was no need to run
It wasn’t a killer
Or a robber
But two stars that held the gun!
Those shooting stars fought all night long,
I couldn’t tell you why
And though I asked each star I knew
They were baffled, as was I
I don’t know why they fought
But I can say without a doubt
That when the dawn’s first light approached,
Both stars sputtered out
So bear in mind, when late at night
Your eyes turn to the sky
That heaven isn’t peaceful – I saw two stars die.



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