Stars Are Always Awake

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 21:14 -- Hailee2

Twinkle Twinkle Little star

Aren’t you tired

You never rest

Your weary eyes must hurt


But do they hurt from

The vacuum sucking all the moisture from you irises

Turning them from vibrant yellows, blues and reds

To black lifeless, colder than average temperatures for you, speckles


Or do they hurt from witnessing

The cries from every child who is rejected the toy they wanted

Or from the ones who wish they had water or a bed

Do they hurt from your furnaces burning hotter as you die slowly


Or is it that our world is heating to the point of no return

Twinkle twinkle little star

Do your eyes hurt from the forming of new elements

Or just watching us over crowd this small planet


How I wonder what you are

You shine brightly at night


Your light dims throughout the day


Forgotten with the wind

Only to shine when the darkness creeps in

Almost like the ink from an octopus

Something shrouds everything in black


But you?

No, you shine even when everything is against you

Up above the world so high

Always there reminding us 


Even in dark time

Shine like a diamond in the sky

Sparkle for the world

We need you too


Twinkle Twinkle little star

Thank you for shining through the day

For not resting your weary eyes

And watching over us like fretful parents


This poem is about: 
My country
Our world
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