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Summer Poetry – Beneath the Great Unknown

This summer I got to enjoy a clear starry night with almost no light pollution. It felt surreal. I was captivated by their beauty and amazed at how many stars are available for our viewing pleasure each night but how rarely we are actually able to see them. Where I live, light pollution rules the sky, which is why I seek out places where the light has yet to take the throne.

One night this summer while camping on a beach I was inspired to write a few words that express my love for the stars. Today I want to share that with you in honor of summer, in honor of time, in honor of life.

 

Beneath the Great Unknown

There’s something special about gazing at the stars
No light pollution, city noise or cars

We smile as we get lost beneath the great unknown
No interruptions, no reception on our phone

The midnight chill dominates the air
The conversation’s steaming, feet are bare

We lie beneath the studded sky
Talking about what ifs and whys

We ponder about what the future holds
While the worlds greatest show, in front of us unfolds

Our ears are tuned into the ocean
And just like that, worry becomes a silly notion

I see the universe reflecting in your eyes
Childish, beautiful yet wise

Today we found a new dimension
A place of wonder, kindness, and intention

This moment we will forever own
A king and queen under the stars
swinging on their throne

With love, Alyana

If you share my love for stars, please help me share this poem with our fellow night sky lovers via your favorite social media link below! 

 

Craving more poetry?  Check out some of my favorite works: Young Love and Dreaming of a Better Life

 

The Cookie Thief

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Being a lover of poetry I glow with happiness when I come across a work that speaks in fluid rhyme and delivers a meaningful message. The poem Cookie Thief by Valerie Fox did that for me and I am excited to share it with you today. I won’t get into poem interpretation here because I want you to experience it yourself but I’d love to hear your thoughts on Valerie’s message and happy to share mine if you care to discuss. Leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts.

As always, sending you good vibrations and so much love!

The Cookie Thief by Valerie Fox

A woman was waiting at an airport one night
With several long hours before her flight
She hunted for a book in the airport shops
Bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop

She was engrossed in her book but happened to see
That the man sitting beside her, as bold as could be
Grabbed a cookie or two from the bag in between
Which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene

So she munched the cookies and watched the clock
As the gutsy cookie thief diminished her stock
She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by
Thinking, “If I wasn’t so nice, I would blacken his eye”

With each cookie she took, he took one too
When only one was left, she wondered what he would do
With a smile on his face, and a nervous laugh
He took the last cookie and broke it in half

He offered her half, as he ate the other
She snatched it from him and thought… oooh, brother
This guy has some nerve and he’s also rude
Why he didn’t even show any gratitude!

She had never known when she had been so galled
And sighed with relief when her flight was called
She gathered her belongings and headed to the gate
Refusing to look back at the thieving ingrate

She boarded the plane, and sank in her seat
Then she sought her book, which was almost complete
As she reached in her baggage, she gasped with surprise
There was her bag of cookies, in front of her eyes

If mine are here, she moaned in despair
The others were his, and he tried to share
Too late to apologize, she realized with grief
That she was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief

Young Love

Young Love

thought provoking conversations
words that make me smile
all your little inspirations
sorry it’s taken me a while

to tell you how I really feel
about the things you do
the way your words can heal
just like I want them to

late night revelations
kisses in the morning
gentle motivations
ignoring all the warnings

coffee by the bed
smiling ear to ear
your voice is in my head
fighting off the fear

tomorrow you won’t show
today is not tomorrow
hold me and touch me slow
one last time before I drown in sorrow

Lost at sea 

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This is a special piece for me. I wrote it to raise awareness about suicide. For any of you who have been there, please stay strong and remember that suicide is not the answer. The world is full of wonderful loving people who will drop what they’re doing to help a stranger in need. It may be hard to see that at the time but please know we are here for each other. Please reach out, talk to someone, seek help. When nothing is left, there is always hope.

No one knows what tomorrow may bring

So I sit back and wish for one thing

That someday this world will understand

The significance of a helping hand

 

I can’t stop it, it goes round and round

Thoughts battle it out pound for pound

The good, the bad and the worst

Sometimes I feel blessed, sometimes cursed

 

Most days my mind is oppressed by worry

Makes all the good around me seem blurry

Feels like a deadly hurricane in my head

A twister of self-inflicted regrets that I dread

 

God forbid I make a mistake

Take a chance and risk what’s at stake

What if I disappear tomorrow

Will life still be full of sorrow?

 

What if someone out there is just like me?

Feels cast away, forgotten, lost at sea

What if we find a way to connect?

Help each other up with love and respect

 

What if there are many of us

Imagine the things we could discuss

We could swap stories of pain from our sorrow

Talk about precious time life let us borrow

And help each other through to a brighter tomorrow

 

Know that you’re never truly alone

Even with silence over the phone

Know there is someone just like you out there

Someone who wants to love wants to care

 

Please don’t give up on humanity

Please don’t give up on love

Kindness is a form of insanity

Those who have it, never lose hope

If every man was good like you

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If every man was good like you
So many hearts would still be whole
The fairy tales would all come true
And love would energize our souls

Nothing would event harm a child
We would be free from suffering and pain
Our freedom could run wild
And people stop to listen to the rain

The world would be a better place
A place of kindness and embrace
Somewhere we feel we can belong
A world that’s delicate yet strong

Where love and honesty would thrive
And every compliment was true
The world would love to feel alive
If every man was good like you

Dedicated to my best friend, husband and father of my son