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Christian
as in Presbyterian Church in America
Female
Writer
Novelist
Poet!
Reader
Ambivert or something
Band nerd + Drum Major
Planet Earth nerd
etc, etc
Joined September 10, 2019

Message from Writer

Sometimes I tell stories. Most of the time I rattle my soul until I break and my heart spills out onto the page.

"I cannot jump the distance. You'll have to toss me!"--Gimli, LOTR

I am a complete nerd. I got the Ring of Power for my birthday.

Book recommendations:
The Oath--Frank E. Peretti
Lord of the Rings--J.R.R. Tolkien

Song recommendation: "Awake" by Beckah Shae

I'm going to meet the King someday!
And I'm super pumped!

my best friend stares at the night sky and wonders

November 9, 2020

FREE WRITING

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sometimes she wonders if the stars ever grow jealous of
their brighter siblings watching one another with slanted
brows and glaring eyes whispering sirius is more
beautiful than polaris sometimes she goes into the night
and screams at the sky pleading with the greater and
lesser lights for answers but what do the stars know?
they sit on their celestial thrones and call themselves
queens and kings of the universe but even the stars hold
no wisdom no secrets to be discovered even the stars
are nothing even the stars in all their beauty must bow

sometimes she wonders why she places her faith in the
stars when they can do nothing to uphold they are far
from deserving of her love but she worships them as
idols tells herself everything will be fine as long as they
shine bright as they always have but even stars can find
themselves drenched in nebulas after the supernova
wreathed in blue and red and purple stardust their own
blood spilled against their robes what are the stars?
even the stars are helpless against the storm of their own
identity even the stars are unreliable even the stars can
do nothing to stop the ceaseless advance of their futures

sometimes she stares at the stars and i find her with
tears in her eyes wondering why they’ve betrayed her and
veiled their faces with the clouds after shining so bright
for all the long years of her life the eras seem to come
to an end when the stars disappear into darkness a new
horizon meeting her eyes she holds confidence in the
tangible beings of her existence but even the stars die
too mustn’t they? darling why do you trust the stars
when even their futures are uncertain? sometimes she
forgets that her hope rests in something much more certain

darling how long will it be before you remember the truth?
the stars are nothing specific. perhaps they are what you see them to be. celebs, friends, government officials, whatever. (just as a note, i've never been a fan of astrology or anything; i just saw some stars in the sky and decided to write something about stars, and then saw the prompt from poetri which set the whole process in motion.)

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5 Comments
  • BlueWolf (Semi Hiatus)

    Beautiful every line was better than the last!!!! Love it!!! Really powerful and had a gorgeous celestial element!


    4 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    ooh, this is beautiful! really wonderful imagery and flow. i love it!!!! <33


    4 months ago
  • poetri

    Danggggg this one got me in the feels! Love the lil comparisons and the smoothness to the piece. Felt like lemonade on a hot day. Gorgeous.


    4 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Beautiful! The personification of the stars is so clever!


    4 months ago
  • rwong

    oh wowww this is so beautifulll!!! i love love love all the descriptions of the stars <3


    4 months ago