A Star's Last Good-bye
20 August, 2000
author: Rebecca Ditch-Hammack (aka Dreamer)


I watched as the meteors flashed through the sky
Watching the last farewell of a far away star
I measured the speed of our planets rotation
First one digit then two it turned with no destination

Amazing the way of nature and the cosmos
How easy it was to watch time fly by
Going the distance so fast covering the sky
I watched the last hoorah with a tear in my eye

Possibly millions stood watching the same time as I
Not taking for granted the meteor's time
So long ago destruction of a planet far off
Spraying our planet with debris in an atmospheric bounce

Could there have been people on that long ago star
Maybe they too stood watching once, the stars from afar
Or perhaps a dead planet that sustained no kind of life
Or maybe one poisonous enough to kill ours if given a chance

I watch as the stars rise higher in the sky
Knowing tonight, I should say my good nights
As I watch one more meteor shoot though the sky
I am thankful for beauty of the stars last goodbye


Comments on this poem/writing:

Becky ( -- Monday, July 15 2002, 02:46 pm


This is a great poem. So simple, yet beautiful. Thank you for sharing with me. :)
Britney ( -- Saturday, February 26 2005, 04:29 pm


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