Bright Star shot out of the sky
Bright Star shot out of the sky,
Went home to leave this world behind.
Frustrations pent up over so many years
One day all burst free.
Two stars met out in deep space,
Out of time; God said to them
“Separate and learn to grow,
Complete the wheel and start out low.”
So Bright Star dealt in all those things,
The daily plagues of the earthlings,
But after a while once it started to fade
And rocks began to turn to vapor,
Closer and closer to home she came
In her heart and memories – memories faded,
Her actions and words merely played,
Life around her a charade.
Bright Star didn’t care for the world,
All the layers unpeeled from her one by one;
What was left was stuff that mimicked the sun:
A bright star – but not the one.
Bright Star searched and searched the world
Looking for Bright Star –
Bright Star is the essence of,
The kernel of, our hearts,
The spirit that can never die
But be awakened to live forever
The dissolver of “you” and “I”
The part that knows and feels love ever.
Our essence is a Bright Star
That yearns to kiss all this goodbye
And shoot up beyond what we
Come to learn matters not when we close our eyes.
So closer, closer Bright Star came
To remembering her truest name
And farther from the earthly game
Of dust and shells and echoes
With little specs of stardust buried
Glittering like mica in the soil
Neglected by bodies feeling only their toil.
One day she got tired of pretending,
One day her mold fell off for good
And, leaving the shadows behind,
Bright Star shot into the sky
Up and out of this world.
September 22, 2010