Saturday, November 24, 2012

A Star with a Greater Purpose

I am a star that flickers like a dying flame.
No one understands why I am so sad
or see how the other stars laugh at me.
They tell me that I am to just stay in the sky
looking down
at the earth below.

I know that I have a greater purpose,
there is more out there for me.
The other stars say,
“What else could there be for a star like you?”
 I cry, trying to hide my tears
but they flow out like rain
they shimmer like glass.
I go to the end of the galaxy
and sit on its edge

I call out to my creator, asking him
“Why did you create me the way I am?”
I struggle in the fight,  
That’s why I flicker, trying to hold on to who I am.
My creator comes and sits next to me.
“I love you for your flicker if I had wanted you
to be like the others I would have made you that way.”
He whispers in my ear and I beam.
I bow and dash across the Milky Way.

This is a special night
I am to shine brighter than the others
to light the way for those who
are to witness the great birth of the creator’s son.
The stars didn’t laugh that night, instead they plotted
I knew they wished me dead, but I also knew my creator had a plan.

One night the other stars came for me
they started a fight and cast me down to the earth.
As I fell I saw the babe as a grown man
being betrayed by his friends and killed.
I mourned and cried as I crashed to the earth.

I woke to the sound of men and women wailing
they rolled me in front of his tomb, where he was buried.
Three days later I was awaken by a bright light within the tomb.
There stood my creator’s son, he smiled at me and said,
“Dear star, don’t forget the love of your creator!”

I waited a long time after he left.
Finally someone remembered me
they came and broke me down
til all that was left of me was dust.
I thought, “What is to become of me now?”
Then the wind came and swept me up
I was scared at first because it would whip
and twirl, but then I burst out with laughter and color
it was like the dancing we used to do back in the night sky.
I let the wind carry me to a far away land
where I made myself happy by dancing and twirling
with bursts of joy and color praising my creator as I did.

The stars above looked down with awe and curiosity
they turned to each other and said, 
“That looks like so much fun, let’s see if we can join!”
And so they excitedly descended from the sky.
 “May we join you in your dance, please?”
 I didn’t want to say yes at first, but then I remembered
the love of my creator. “It would be my pleasure,
if you did!”

To this day we still dance in color together
I have seen people look up at us with awe and call us Aurora Borealis.
I taught the other stars how we are all meant to dream
and to do something great with those dreams.
When you look up in the sky and you see a falling star,
do not believe that it is merely a dead star falling to earth,
but rather
a star with a greater purpose…


  1. wow great i have read many articles about this topic and everytime i learn something new i dont think it will ever stop always new info , Thanks for all of your hard work! teddy bear

  2. Absolutely beautiful. I love all your metaphors and expressive words. You have talent girl.

    1. Thank you so much, that is so nice and so encouraging. This poem was a challenge I will admit, but I did enjoy it. I liked trying to dream a little higher. :-)