you shine so bright
up in the sky
with everyone you love
but I seem to forever be
always stuck in mud
Although stars tend to sparkle and offer glimmers of hope, the opening of this poem wraps up with a rather murky line – which is exactly why I selected it to highlight the theme of somberness.
Made up of seven stanzas, the poem also refers to this star as being a black hole tornado anchored to the bottom of the ocean floor. But no matter how gloomy this may all seem, there is a glimmer of hope for this somber star.
One of a collection of poems included in Becoming a Poem : 22 for you, view Stars in its entirety here: