Cosmic Musings In The Dark

Our sky drinks starlight

As it drips down from deep space

The night drinks starlight

As it drizzles

As it drizzles

Our sky drinks starlight

As it drizzles, as it rains

The night drinks starlight

As it drizzles

...and it's beautiful

 

What if the stars

Were flares

From our distant past,

Trying to warn us

About

Tomorrow but

Always too late.

 

And shooting stars

Were crash-landed

Prayers, not wishes to make.

Hopes and wishes

That never

Made it to heaven, just

Shot down by fate.

 

What if in the stars

It's al-

Ready been written?

That's why all our worlds

Are worlds apart,

To avoid others spoiling the plot

For world's just beginning?

 

I don't believe in

A path of predestination,

Though I can't explain why

We fail to avoid disaster.

Even when we're sitting

On a mountain of rubble,

We don't seem to get it.

 

But I don't foresee

Tarot cards giving me preparation.

Though I can't explain why

The cookie fortune often nails it.

Other than that bits of wisdom

Are a sort of prediction.

We don't seem to get it.

 

The only thing I know

About us and stars,

Is that we're made of them

And they're made of us.

Though we're so far apart.

 

Our sky drinks starlight

As it drips down from deep space

The night drinks starlight

As it drizzles

As it drizzles

Our sky drinks starlight

As it drizzles, as it rains

The night drinks starlight

As it drizzles

...and it's beautiful

 

Maybe the ancients were right

And the Sun is a god

And so are the stars

And if that's so

And I prefer the night,

Was I a polytheist

In some unknown,

Ancient life?

 

 

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allets's picture

Theism

a recurring theme. Instead of “the” suggest “wet skies” I was readin over my prose post on writing novels and ways to substitute “the” with harder descriptives. “Thirsty, night drinks” v The night drinks. Critique to be ignored if stylistic preference. - S - 



Onyamaichi

 

lyrycsyntyme's picture

Appreciating this advice,

Appreciating this advice, once more, and I think I'm starting to better see what you're seeing. So, again, much gratitude.

 

lyrycsyntyme's picture

No, by all means appreciated.

No, by all means appreciated. Thank you. I will look over your suggestions and give them serious consideration. There are times where I feel like I have an uncomfortable amount of "the" running through my words. Thank you. 

 

By the way, I don't know if the title to your comment was entendre about overuse of the word "the" and theistic themes, but if it was, nicely done ; )

allets's picture

Good Connection

An absolute coincidence, but I may have stumbled upon a new connotation for a belief syste: "The" ism; a new religious philosophy, like a new uncrowded world, "just beginning." :D



Onyamaichi

 

lyrycsyntyme's picture

Haha. As the beloved painting

Haha. As the beloved painting teacher Bob Ross used to say, "happy accidents." ; )

 

georgeschaefer's picture

nice writing here

nice writing here

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Thank you : )

Thank you : )