To the star in the sky
That I sent my latest wish
Did you hear it?
Did you get it?
I am waiting here in anguish
I cannot tell by your casual twinkling
If you even at all heard an inkling
Of my heart’s desire that you alone know
For I could never share my wish
With people here below
The sky is so dark when the moon is new
And the streetlights cloud the gleam of stars
But I watch
And I squint
To see you –
And yes, I blink, and look!
There you are
I wish you would shine a little brighter at night
For I wait the whole day for such a welcoming sight
To divulge my longings
From my mind to the sky
And then wait
And then wait
Oh, but why
Why do I even try?
What’s a star got to do
With my life’s ambitions?
What’s the sky got to do
With the hopes in my heart?
The blue-black above is so very obscure
And what good can come from something so dark?
Now I’d rather the sun to light my way
I can get more done in the brightness of day
I don’t need that star
To grant me my dreams
Nor do I need a twinkle
To unravel my seams
And steal my wishes from where they belong
I must hold onto my wishes in order to be strong
But do tell me, please, star,
Did you in fact listen?
Is hearing my wish
What made you glisten?
To sprinkle the night that would otherwise drown
In the gloom of a very diurnal town?
Is sharing my wish what makes it matter,
What moves it from a ditch up onto a platter,
Where it can now shine out of the shadows that plague
My mind when I think my dreams too vague?
You’ve helped me realize I have hopes to be sought!
I don’t need the sun, I’m sorry I forgot
Your starlight glimmers only for me
As my wishes are sent just for you
Thank you, now, for helping me see
These wishes are what I must pursue
And with my star by my side
I can work for my wish
Though tell me star,
Did you hear any of this?