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National Poetry Day Message Poem by Shauna Darling Robertson

Dear Stars,

.

We lived among you once.

It was brilliant.

.

Night never fell

and no need whatsoever

for sixty-watt bulbs

or dimmer switches.

.

There was always a glimmer

of hope aglow, eager to grow

to a shimmer, a beam.

.

Mistakes burned up

the minute they were made.

.

Everyone had a sister called Twinkle –

all sparkle and no shade.

.

We rose in the east and the north

and the south and the west

and we didn’t go down.

.

Best thing of all?

My light was always on.

.

I shone

and I shone

and I shone.

.

.

© Shauna Darling Robertson

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