Starlight | Teen Ink


September 30, 2011
By Gnome94 SILVER, Cottreville Township, Michigan
Gnome94 SILVER, Cottreville Township, Michigan
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"At this moment, there are 6 billion, 4 hundred, 71 million, 8 hundred, 18 thousand, 6 hundred, 71 people in the world. Some are running scared.. some are coming home. Some tell lies to make it through the day.. others are just now facing the truth. Some are evil men at war with good, and some are good.. struggling with evil. 6 billion people in the world, 6 billion souls -- and sometimes.. all you need is 1."

It’s an icy November night.
A little girl stands alone,
Outlined by the starlight,
Her pain clearly shown.

I asked “What’s wrong?”
She just stared at me.
Her pain prolong
Like she drank from a salty sea.

“Mommy?” she asked.
“Can Daddy see the stars?”
Her simple question was a solo blast
Opening my newly sealed scars.

When the men arrived at my door
Wearing their dress blues.
I quickly hit the ground floor
Right beneath her shoes.

I did my best to explain to her
The best a newly single mother could do.
I tried to tell her but it came out in a slur
It’s like the subject became taboo.

I told her to repeat after me,
With questions in her eyes she did.
My voice rang out in middle C
And down my face tears slid.

Star light Star bright
The first star I see tonight
I wish I may I wish I might
Have the star I wish tonight

Now make a wish my love
Wish for Daddy to see your stars
She looked towards Heaven above
And asked Daddy to erase my scars.

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