If Only I Were a Star

I want to be a star
Shooting through the midnight sky
On a clear moonlit night in the middle of May.
No cloud in sight or care in the world,
Just dust aimlessly burning through the atmosphere.

 Fervent as a flame that Native Indians may have danced around;
A fire to keep warm.
Or a candle flickering in the dark when the power shuts off
Because you couldn’t afford to pay your bills
And all that’s left to fill the void of the night is hope;
Hope and serenity from that single light burning through the night sky
Mesmerizing as an iridescent diamond gleaming
Or a warrior’s cry.

I want to be the star you wish upon
When you see that spark of light
Flash before your eyes.
For a moment there’s magic in the world again,
And the world isn’t such a scary place.
You don’t know what I’d give to live as a star
Shooting through the air without a trace.
For you to believe in yourself again,
And to inspire all your dreams;
Because this life you’re living is so much brighter than what it seems.

If I could light up your life, I would.
But if only
I were a star.

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About humblefoot

Kyle Fisher (who often uses the alias Logan Rowley online and in his writing) has been enjoying writing since he was just 8 years old. His first formal publication was at the age of 13. He is now a spiritualist and openly queer author, perpetually searching for inspiration to create and learn more about the world around him. He is always drawn to the simplicity and uniqueness that life has to offer. He doesn’t identify with labels or socially constructed ideas about how the world should be. He believes that the world is your oyster, and that we all project our own destinies with the thoughts we choose to harbour about the universe. He is an idealistic, spiritualistic hippie who is just trying to find his place in this world, crafting each word to leave his mark, and promote love and equality among all people.
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One Response to If Only I Were a Star

  1. humblefoot says:

    Last month this poem was featured on Toronto’s Ryerson University’s online publication site, The Continuist, which showcases local artists.

    Check out my poem featured as one of their Syntax Sundays here: http://thecontinuist.wordpress.com/tag/kyle-fisher/

    In addition, you can follow their site here: http://thecontinuist.com

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