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I Need A Star
by Roger A. Ochs

Friday, July 27, 2007
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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I still wish on the first star I see each night. It's not that I believe but that the wish is a mantra to remind me of what is important.

I need a star
     in this dark sky
One bright star
     on which I may wish

I need a wish
     a heartfelt mantra
To believe in
     granting me hope

I need a hope
     a bright ray
Shining and reflecting
     like Winter moon

I need a moon
     and spangled star
Piercing the sky dark
     of my diminished soul

I need a soul
     made intact again
By wishes and hopes
Granted by a star.

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Reviewed by Beverly Scofield 5/18/2010
Being of advanced years myself, your poems filled with longing resonate with me. Reading this one I had a strong image of crocheting -- of reaching to pick up a thread and pulling it through to make a stitch, reaching for the next and pulling to make another, and on and on until a pattern is created. You do have a way with words and a knack for creating a beautiful structure.

Reviewed by Marge Fulton 8/23/2008
I like your minimalism here and in the other poems! Keep this coming!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/15/2008
It sounds like something I could use as well, Roger. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/28/2007
well expressed....hope all will be okay soon!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 7/27/2007
tenderly expressed; heartfelt capture, roger...
here's wishing you peace and blessings,
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 7/27/2007
Awwwww, so gently written. Think we could all use a star to wish upon.....

Be safe,
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 7/27/2007
May your star wishes come true Roger. Lovely poem, heart touching.

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