Eyes-Star-Struck...Not! (Ode to the Leonids)
by Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Wednesday, November 20, 2002
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I woke up in the middle of the night,
got reading about the sight, others had seen..
so I jumped up, oughtta my chair,
wrapped my big robe 'round me,
to stop cool night's air,
and took myself outside, star-struck..
First shock of aumumn's night-time cold,
made me wish I hadn't been so bold, but I stood,
and gazed at the skies of softened wash,
full moon's glow being not so low,
eagerly awaiting a flash,
my streak of star-hued luck..
The minutes of seeping cold slowly spun by, and,
as I'm peering way up high, I saw some lights
shooting and scooting so fast, but,
that didn't look right,
the colors weren't so bright,
more like man-made star-muck..
I gasped, in my mind, and heard myself mutter,
"UFO!", believing it was so, I was all aflutter,
then, oh my god, there is another!
But, this one I could see,
was not going to fool me,
it had the star-backed form of a duck!
I look to the first light, and see there are more,
highways of light, I hear jet-fuel's faint roar,
how could this be, no streaking for me!
I turn to the house without gains,
cursing low-flying night planes,
and NOT with eyes-star-struck!
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|Reviewed by na na (Reader)
|Star struck eyes don't see sp well. You let them put you under a magic spell and they look what happened. A very good poem dear. Bill|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|love your images and humor;-)...
( So you have a relationship similar to mine;-)Way to go!
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|cute write, erin! so sorry you missed the leonids. they were terrific! (saw several more this morning, but nothing like yesterday morning!) love, your friend, karen lynn. (((HUGS))) :)|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|*grins* adorable write, erin...wish you could have seen the leonids, they were *awesome* (as is this poem) dang those low flying airplanes and ufo's! :) thanks for your cute review on my "leonids" write...(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :) (one of the drooling twins)|
|Reviewed by Ed Lupinacci (Reader)
|It is Plane to see that this one really takes off. I was propelled into the fun of this write|
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|This one was really cute and funny. Good write.|
|Reviewed by Lucy
|i just love your writings.. You made me smile , ok giggle with this one..
Great job as always :)
|Reviewed by Larry Skahill (Reader)
I can see you all wrapped up
|Reviewed by Afrika Abney
|Unique write. Thanks for sharing.
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
|I really like this, the element of surprise.|
|Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader)
|Sorry bout your luck. It was awesome! Cute write.|