Born in a Cosmic Furnace

by Alex Penuelas   Mar 20, 2017

I laid down on the grassy terrain
that encompassed the observatory
with her,
as we fixated our gaze
up to the stars.

We both were
enchanted and entranced
by the glowing balls of
cosmic fire that
enveloped the night sky.

She suddenly stood up,
beckoning for me
to follow her,
Her hand reaching down to me

Once my eyes met hers,
She asked me,
why are your eyes
fixated on me
as they were when you were
gazing skyward?"

I smiled,
slowly switching my gaze
back to the sky,
and replied:
"I just figured something out."

She asked me,
"What is it
that you have
figured out?"

I looked back at her,
and said,
"You are stardust,
Living, breathing stardust."

She looked at me,
Perplexed by my response,
And asked if I can
Expand on what I meant.

"The scale at which
explosions occur
here on earth
is nothing in comparison
to that of
dying stars.

The heat that
stars exhibit are due
to atomic fusion
occurring within their cores.

They are constantly at odds,
with another force:
their own
gravitational pull.

When stars die, gravity wins, causing stars to collapse in on themselves.
This huge
influx of mass
causes stars to explode,
releasing an
insurmountable amount of

At such high temperatures,
you can create
bigger elements,
such as carbon.

Carbon is the
building block of
all organic compounds.

This, my love,
includes those that
create the DNA
in our bodies,
which hosts the
genetic information to
create you and me."

"My love,
that is a lot to wrap
my head around,
But I don't see the connection
Between the stars and me"

"Don't you see dear?
We are all stardust,
You and me.
This grass beneath our feet.
The very earth we stand on
is due to stars
like those up in the
night sky.

We are all
cosmic beings with the
atoms in our bodies
forged within cosmic furnaces."

I then softly
placed a hand upon her
Porcelain face,
and whispered:
"Better than all that,
You are my stardust."


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  • 3 years ago

    by BlueJay

    Judging Comment:

    While the length is interesting, Alex has managed to captivate the readers with love, beautiful imagery, and fantastic word choice. For a newer writer to PnQ, Alex has managed to earn himself quite a following, this week especially. His voice is pure and flows extremely well throughout this write, and his style is a little but awkward, but somehow that adds personality and interesting little scenes to the story aspect of this piece. Stunning write.

    • 3 years ago

      by Alex Penuelas

      Holy smokes. Wasn't expecting you to do this! Thank you thank you thank you!!

  • 3 years ago

    by Ren

    Amazing write! Educational, romantic, and very sweet! Well done!

  • 3 years ago

    by Brenda

    Wonderfully written love poem. What better way to compare your love than with stardust. Well done-

  • 3 years ago

    by Em

    1 word: Nominated!!!!

  • 3 years ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    I dont know how people have missed this. IT is truely remarkable!
    Its cute and detailed..

    Well done!

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