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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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