#NaPoWriMo She was a sky full of stars


She was a sky full of stars

In a world of silver linings

Cassiopeia on her arm

Her soul intent on finding

Things worth being thankful for;

Good, wherever good might be

In galaxy-studded heights

Or shining, dappled sea

Yet look into her black-hole eyes

Examine her scar-crossed heart

Glitter-sprinkled stardust might

Shine brighter in the dark

Beset by tumbling nebulae

Her orbit ‘came unpathed

A new trajectory seemed set

For charts as yet ungraphed

Under heaven, nothing could

Prepare our girl for challenge faced

Her universe turned upside down

Destroyed beneath Orion’s gaze

Near five years, in van Gogh world

Were offered the best impression

The chance to twinkle, sparkle – lost

In the nova of depression

No more blinded, moon-dewed eyes

Like sleeping satellites

Her life now gouged wide open

As though by errant meteorite

Brought down to earth: obliterated

Broken. Torn. Undone.

Like Icarus in Jazz she chose

To fly into the sun

Perhaps the burning tempered her

Perhaps it will, with time

Her empty hands, beset with dross

Once more, must learn to shine.


In a Sky Full of Stars





21 comments on “#NaPoWriMo She was a sky full of stars

  1. Pamela Morse says:

    the illustration is cool

    Liked by 1 person

  2. beth teliho says:

    jeezuz woman you’re so damn good!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Christine says:

    Dang. Yup. You’re good.
    Big hugs,my friend.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Very nice, Ms. Lizzi! I hope beautiful star dust shines bright on you! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Mandi says:

    Please fly into the sun. The sun is warm and always there, even if the clouds block her.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. valj2750 says:

    Wonderful, Lizzi. Writing and sharing wonderful poems like this will help get you back in the proper trajectory, where the world is in balance and so are you. ❀ >>>****))))

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Michelle says:

    You never fail to impress and entertain…

    Liked by 1 person

  8. sryanmliw says:

    Balm to my soul. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lrconsiderer says:

      I’m glad you liked it, Sam, thank you πŸ™‚


      • sryanmliw says:

        No need to thank me, Lizzi. Your writing always seems to speak to me, though not always in the same way. I hope you always remember that the words you share touch people in ways you may never know. ❀

        Liked by 1 person

        • lrconsiderer says:

          Well, I do thank you, because (especially with poetry) there seems to be a significantly smaller number of people who respond to it with a comment, and so the comments which are left for me are accordingly more precious. It’s a beautiful thing to think that I might touch people’s hearts with words, but it’s so much more lovely to hear that in feedback from them….it’s amazing. πŸ™‚

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  9. Cindy says:

    That’s was amazing, beautiful, sad, and hopeful all rolled into one. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  10. […] prompt for today was a palinode, where we retract a statement made in an earlier poem (I chose She was a Sky full of Stars). I decided to retract two statements – 1) that Icarus tried to fly, and 2) that there was […]



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