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A Dimming Star in the Distance

Poetry By: ForeverChanging

This was originally a poem inspired by Van Gogh's painting, A Starry Night, and my creative interpretation of the story behind the painting and the people within it.

Submitted:Feb 3, 2013    Reads: 19    Comments: 2    Likes: 1   

She looks out her window

Mesmerized by the midnight sky

A strong gust of December air approaches

Rolling in like a wave crashing down upon dry sand.

Her light brown hair blows back and her eyes close gently

Her vision blackened now

Her son stands with pride

His cap tight around his shaved head.

Raising one hand to his hat, he salutes

With a glimmer to his eyes resembling the midnight sky

Then his blurry image fades

And she clutches the envelope as a tear drops upon the seal.

Opening her eyes, she looks up at the vast black canvas

Splattered with millions of small silver dots

And as she shuts her eyes one last time

She takes a deep breath and makes a wish.


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