Reflections on Stars

Force the stars away
don't be blinded by light
from earlier years,
the vibrations from a scream
emitted long ago.
Live in the present.
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Just as you look to the stars
for hope,
live knowing that you, too,
will be a star,
a star that shall bring hope
to a life,
a star that may
make all the difference.
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You look at hose twinkling objects
and call them stars,
but they are not really there.
They are only an illusion
which you created
to mask reality.
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A new star
is created
every time
someone laughs
or smiles.
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Stars are pretty,
but what purpose do they serve?
They are not food
nor money
nor love
nor any other thing
that brings pleasure.
What good are they?
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A rich man is
blinded by money,
but a poor man
can see starlight.
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Stars are the skeletons
of death.
How can you
look to them
with joy?
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Stars are
what you make of them.