Another one of those old halfways angsty poems.


To a star

Never would have thought to see;
As I watched the sun set today
Amidst the insane fiery display;
Two bright orbs entered the fray
Tear clear diamonds beckoning me

Did you know?
Your eyes among the stars
Do you realize?
You truly are stellar

"Am I worthy?", I ask
Doubt filling my entire mind,
Fit to burst from untethered tides
Of the blackest thoughts
The kind of thoughts
Wrought from the vilest ore
Ever mined;
The ore of doubt,
The metal of tears

I know you claim it to be
Of my ever-abundant well of folly
But if in the deepest corners of your heart
A tiny sliver of forgiveness is reserved
For a wandering lost soul,
An undead walking through the dead of night
I'd know a warmth within,
And a smile would appear on ghostly lips
A perpetual glow, a glimmer of hope

I am tainted by reality

I am the ghost
Haunting myself





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Written on 2006-02-20 at 11:18

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betsy
Altho' I can clearly see development in your writing since this poem, this, too, is a small masterpiece, Thomas. Parts of it can be worked with to avoid generalties.

A great ending!
2006-12-21


oddbird
a masterpiece....I love this poem, Cheryl x
2006-10-29


J. E.
Pure excellence! I like your style.
2006-09-30


Amanda K
Thomas,
I liked that poem.


All the best,
Amanda
2006-09-05


Evelyn
Love it..really..it is beautiful...
2006-08-07


liz munro The PoetBay support member heart!
Love the last stanza -
the whole poem powerful hits you.
Love it.
Liz
2006-02-21