To the Hopeless Astronomer

July 2, 2016
By AlexTheGreat PLATINUM, Morganfield, Kentucky
AlexTheGreat PLATINUM, Morganfield, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it…"

- Roald Dahl

I don't mean to be

so elusive.

I just like to look at the stars,

and talk to the moon

and sometimes I forget that there is beauty here, too.


I don't mean to be

so cold-hearted.

You have become the hopeless astronomer,

chasing for answers;

looking for the light in the darkness.

Am I your distant galaxy

that tempts you, and

prompts you to build such telescopes?

Am I your dark matter

and dark energy;

do I amuse you and confuse you

All the same?


I don't mean to be.

I want to be rosy-cheeked

and pretty-

easy to understand.

I want to be more lovable;

be your nearest tree to provide

you shade,

not the most distant star.


I don't mean to be

so elusive.

I have loved you for so long.

It seems, however,

when I try to utter such words,

they get lost in the many, many

lightyears between my lips

And your ears.


I have hidden in this darkness,

this safe, and easy hiding place.

But I know I love you, dear, and I know why.


You are the one that makes me shine.

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