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Fallen Stars
by Jack R Roberts

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One night as I sat looking at a brilliant starry sky,
I saw one fall away and it made me wonder why.
Just what it is that makes a falling star lose its hold?
Perhaps there is more to it than the stories weíve been told.

Its been hanging there for ages shining bright there in the night,
Then all at once it breaks away to begin itís fiery flight.
At breakneck speed the little star streaks toward the ground.
Then in an instant it is over the star is gone without a sound.

I wonder if a little star gets tired hanging there,
Shining down upon us wondering if we really even care.
Could it be that when we make a wish the small stars just wont do.
And we call upon the brighter stars to make our wish come true .

Could it be these little stars are the only ones that fall?
The ones that go unnoticed because they are so small.
Perhaps they feel itís worth it to give up their place up high,
To be noticed for a moment as they streak across the sky.

If all these streaks across the sky could somehow be erased,
And all the fallen stars could be put back there in their place.
When each and every star was hung back up there one by one,
Iím sure that then the nighttime sky would far outshine the sun.

The next time that you look into a starry sky at night,
Try to find the little star that isnít quite as bright.
Make a wish upon this star and maybe after all,
Because of you this may be a star that didnít fall.

Jack Roberts Ė November 17, 2002

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Reviewed by Victor Jensen
I think it don't exactly work like that but it's a beautiful poem anyway.
Reviewed by Jenni Kalicharan
Jack, this is absolutely beautiful... stunning imagery!!!!
Reviewed by jude forese
supernb poem... excellent metaphors andimagery...
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
Beautiful Jack. A star falls for everyone that finds true love
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Wondrous innovative the
Reviewed by Sally Montoye (Reader)
A most accurate and beautiful metaphoric poem. Great message!!!
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
The north star was really big this
morning at day break, and I was
wondering how the devil it stays
up there?
Reviewed by Calendula Petal (Reader)
When we were little, we were told that a falling star was a new baby being born down on earth....
This was just pure magic, loved it.
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader)
Jack, you never fail to impress. A beautiful poem made all the more great by it's lovely rhyme Ty, Dani
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
Jack, This is priceless! I loved and hung on every word of this. Makes me want to wish on the little stars! Absolutely gorgeous,,Thank you so much for posting this beautiful work of art,,,Lisa
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen
An utter delight to read, Jack! :) I've been known to wake my kids up in the middle of the night, drag them out into the chilly air, with hot cocoa and blankets, to watch the falling of meteorites...hey, the Leonids are from Nov. 15-19 or so, these are my favorite ones!! Thank god your lovely piece reminded me, I might have missed them!! :D Thanks, Jack!!

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