We have the right

to see the stars at night

Your lights are way too bright

They take away our view

So we must start anew

always asking you

Please dim the lights

I miss the stars at night

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I remember my younger daze in Chicago I could see the stars at night. I guess I took it for granted. I knew the Big Dipper and Little Dipper and always looked for them and was always trying to learn new constellations. I loved looking up at the stars. As the years went by it was getting harder and harder to see the stars at night. At first I thought it was due to my vision problems but now know it is due to unnecessary light pollution. They make the street lights way too bright ...brighter than necessary and that blocks our view of the stars. All they have to do is use amber lighting and shield the lights. People have a right to see the stars. We need to stop light pollution. I miss the stars at night. Now all I can see is the moon. I suppose I am lucky to still be able to see that and occasionally when there is a nearby planet to the moon that looks like a star next to it is visible but I want to see the constellations. I want to see the Milky Way. We need to speak up about light pollution. Everyone deserves to see the stars at night.

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