Musings At Midnight

by Brenda   May 21, 2019


I miss the night sky...
The real sky at night
billions of stars
alive in inky blackness.
Not this faded version
the city lights
create....
-
I miss the feeling
I get
staring up into this vastness.
A mixture of insignificance
and awe
of how small we actually are-
A feeling of empowerment
that anything's possible...
-
A continual ying and yang
I've lived my life as.
Insignificance
Empowerment
As clear as the night sky
without city lights
muddying my vision...
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I want to be that star
brightly shining.
A beacon of light
for a weary traveler,
guiding them home....
-
I feel though
more often than not-
I've lit up the sky
but briefly
fading into the inky darkness,
missed by most
in the muddy depths
of a city sky....

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  • 1 month ago

    by S.T.A.R.

    This is sooooo beautiful, I have no idea how I missed it!!! This is going to my favorites ^_^

    • 1 month ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you so much! I appreciate your thoughts-

  • 1 month ago

    by Em (marmite)

    Loved this Brenda and to me you are that night sky, always brightening my day when we talk. Love ya xx

    • 1 month ago

      by Brenda

      Awww, thank you so much Em! Hugs my dear girl!

  • 1 month ago

    by Meena Krish

    So much can be lost in a city life, nothing
    like been one with nature and marvel the
    beauty and be blessed we have all these
    senses to appreciate it...well written

    • 1 month ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you so much Meena! I appreciate you-

  • 1 month ago

    by Ben Pickard

    I have slept on a mountainside in Snowdonia with nothing but a sleeping bag and the night sky covering me. There was not a light to be seen from a town or vehicle and not a noise to be heard apart from a little stream trickling nearby. Apart from learning how cold you can be at times like those, I truly did learn the insignificance of all the petty things in our lives and just how significant all the important things were. My point is, I get this write and love it.

    Take care

    • 1 month ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you so much Ben. It's so true when looking at a much larger picture. That must have been glorious !

  • 1 month ago

    by Paul Hirst

    I like this Brenda
    If I'm reading it correctly your comparing the night sky to aspects of your self and how no matter how hard you try to shine some people just don't see you in the haze of everyday life x

    • 1 month ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you Paul. There was 2 parts to this poem. One was how much larger our world is to us and we tend to lose sight of that grinding away on the everyday stuff and also a part of me that has always wrestled with feeling I made a big enough difference or did something that actually mattered.

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