Orange aura

by Lee   Oct 26, 2011

If i stand and stare aloft
the sky around me clears
the cold night air, its sharp yet soft
and brings unbidden tears.

The patterns showing in the sky
The lights of yesteryear.
I see those lights, of times gone by,
I wonder why we're here.

In untold past, of ancient days,
these lights would guide them home.
The travellers of unknown lands,
Wherever they may roam.

The zodiac is always there
to view up in the sky.
though see them not, for electric lights
pollutants of the eye.

The rancid glow of neon light
a rather new invention
and the urban spread, of orange streets,
too many lights to mention.

So will you miss the, stars at night?
they blink out one by one.
the relentless march, of energy
demanding we succumb.

so when you look up, at the night
I hope you see a star.
to guide you home, though you need it not
you've GPS in your car.

and though these lights, will outlast us
the memories will not.
If you think back, when you last looked
you may well have forgot.

But in untold past, of ancient days
these signs were known to all
whilst in these days of electric lights
we need them not at all.


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  • 8 years ago

    by L

    Using past and present forms to guides us.
    From the stars to a GPS. I liked it. The length was good, your choice of words as well and the rhyming I can't complain. 5/5

  • 8 years ago

    by Imortalrain

    This reminds me when we went camping and near the ocean we could see every star imaginable, the sky was full of them. It was beautiful and awe inspiring. There wasn't much to say but our hearts heard it all. Then was the time to go back home and there were so almost can kill you with how sad it is.

    Thank you for posting this. I enjoyed it as I'm sure others will.

  • 8 years ago

    by Jessica

    Wow, Amazing Poem.
    5/5 !

  • 8 years ago

    by Innocent Fairy

    I loved it,,,wonderful :) :) 5/5

  • 8 years ago

    by Lofallenve

    To be honest, I miss the stars dearly.
    I know exactly what you mean in this poem. :)