Oh, Shooting Star

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Oh, shooting star why did you fall from the sky?

I guess you felt it was your time to fly

I wonder, did the other stars tell you goodbye?

Did you ever wish to see the light of day?

Will anyone miss you while you are away?

I wonder, did any other star ask you to stay?

Is there a reason you decided to leave?

Did you think you had nothing left to achieve

I wonder, when did you no longer believe?

The night skies will never look the same

You were one in a billion but I knew you by name

I wonder, could I have said, done anything? Am I to blame?

I wish I may, I wish I might

Have this wish I wish tonight

Oh shooting star, I wish that you were still alive

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2 thoughts on “Oh, Shooting Star

  1. Oh, this is so very sad… It brings tears to my eyes as I think of the missing star. And I also recall Hans Christian Andersen’s story, The Little Match Girl, in which the little girl (upon seeing a shooting star) says, “Someone is dying.” Fantastic poem, Robert!

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