So the second I read about NaPoWriMo prompt 2- Stars, Coldplay’s A sky full of stars started playing in my head. Very Loudly, might I add. The title of this post could be no other.
There’s a beautiful, relatively unknown spot about 2 hours drive from my city. I used to go stargazing there as a child. It remains, to date, one of my favourite memories and it the inspiration for this poem
A Sky full of Stars.
There’s this picture in my head, you see,
Of a tiny plateau,in a region hilly.
And when you stand at the edge of that, dearie,
You’re as alone as alone can be.
And then you look up at a glittering sky,
Wonder at the tales of years gone by.
And as untrue as some of them may be,
The stars are real and so are we.
Nothing much to see, but everything you want to be.
Strong and fiery yet tempered grace.
With hidden facets yet an open embrace.
I’ve never felt smaller.
Or positively Faulkner.
Here is where I belong.
Away from the noise, away from the crowd,
There’s no one here to talk of,
Just a soul on the ground and the sky above
Lying on the hood of this old jeep,
It’s just me,and my thoughts are the company I keep.
Thoughts of dreams and hopes and love and lies.
Thoughts to fill a Sky full of stars.