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Stars

October 23, 2014
By Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
46 articles 0 photos 154 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."


I am a star,
Shining bright for all to see.
Until I remember,
There are millions more aside from me.

I am a star,
Who on her own shines brightly.
But there’s always one
Who smugly must outshine me.

I am a star,
Always there, but try as I might,
It won’t take much
To outshine my feeble light.

I am a star,
Who can’t find her place in the sky.
But someday you’ll see,
I’ll be brighter than the moon, ever nigh.



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on Nov. 18 2014 at 10:14 pm
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
46 articles 0 photos 154 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."

Thank you soooooooo much for your comment!! It brightened my day and made me smile :D

on Nov. 18 2014 at 10:12 pm
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
46 articles 0 photos 154 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."

Thank you, Liv!! :D I think that's often something we all with...we all want to shine the brightest, but like you said, there are so many others out there that shine brighter than us. Unfortunately it's just a fact of life that we must accept and then move on from. If we just do our best and shine with all we have, then, and only then can we find true satisfaction in life and in our accomplishments. And who knows? Maybe someday our light will shine brighter than we thought :) Thank you again for your kind words, they really mean a lot to me :)

on Nov. 18 2014 at 8:47 pm
authoress17 SILVER, Evans City, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"If there is no such thing as magic...then what is writing?."-authoress17 (me)

I can definitely relate to this. Wonderful work. I sincerely enjoyed your poem and the theme was so interesting. There are so many poems and sayings about stars, but yours is unique. Your writing is so beautiful.

on Nov. 18 2014 at 5:09 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

This perfectly describes how I feel most of the time. I always want to be the brightest, best star, but I know that there are others out there that shine a little bit more than I do. I really like this and how expressive it was. Like all the rest of your poetry, you are very honest and I love that so much, it fgives more life to your writing, which practically makes it real lol Great job! XD

on Nov. 13 2014 at 7:37 pm
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
46 articles 0 photos 154 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."

Well thank you for being the first to comment! And I'm glad that my poem had the intended effect on you :) I got tired of the old cliche metaphor of being "a shining star" so I decided to put a new spin onto it! :) Once again, thank you so much for your comment!!

dya.o PLATINUM said...
on Nov. 13 2014 at 10:32 am
dya.o PLATINUM, Milton, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
“If consensus is overrated, I think balance is, too.
I have no interest in living a balanced life.
I want a life of adventure.” | Chris Guillebeau

I can't believe this doesn't have any comments! This poem is so unique and leaves such an impact on the reader. I love how you used the sky and stars to play into how the person feels about themself. It really is a marvelous poem! Keep writing! 


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