Song for a Lone Star

Southern star, largest in our sky

Glowing like an orange ember

Laser light’s ruthless trace

Gaping chasm where dreams fall free



Proud Republic, solitary strength

Twinkling, teasing, taunting foe

No match for lesser souls

Searing image burned in cold stone



Tiny island, under southern star

Gasping breath of tidal surf

Salty tears foam the shore

Grains of time mark love’s eroding



Easter star, hung in lesser light

Pining like a wounded wolf

Blood oozing from torn flesh

Howling grief under a waning moon



Southern star, guide my journey

Light my halting steps t’ward home

Restore my eye’s last twinkle

Open wide the western skyline  


Daily Post Keyword: Twinkle


About Phil

Hi, my name is Phil. I’ve managed to escape the corporate world, rid myself of excess belongings, travel the country extensively in my old Winnebago, and find a new home on a beautiful barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. I define myself as: a free spirit, a writer, a philosophical anarchist, a poet; a lover of nature, a lover of art, a protector of animals, as well as a devoted friend and partner
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5 Responses to Song for a Lone Star

  1. weapon x says:

    wow, that was a beautiful read, especially the last stanza.

    Liked by 1 person

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