Stardust

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

What happens to those who depart the earth?

Stardust

By: R.A.Arq

 

It was a clear sky of lustrous-blue,

the ageless crown of sun glimmering,

when the cold promise of death took over

the spark if his life

 

The day’s light suddenly went out;

above spilled the ink of a starless night,

but he soared it without fear.

He can see through it.

 

For after turning to ashes and dust,

he opens his eyes with a light;

an invitation, a call for him to come home—

to return in the ever-burning stars.

 


Submitted: November 13, 2021

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Ann Sepino

So beautiful! Your poem reminds me of the stars scene from 'The Lion King.' I love your word choice and the tone you chose to go with.

Sat, November 13th, 2021 4:27am

olive tree

Lovely wording, although I do believe we deal with our fear of death by romanticising it, and there's nothing to fear, and nothing beyond, but perhaps that's my sheer cynicism/nihilism shining through.

Sat, November 13th, 2021 6:17am

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