Udaya R. Tennakoon


I Am A Star Because Of You So Far - Poem by Udaya R. Tennakoon

I am a star
Larger than the moon
Size cannot be seen
I’m because of so far

My brightness and light
More powerful than the sun
It doesn’t feel
As the moon is so close

I am an outsider
And also an exoplanet*
To the solar system
And far away from light years

I ‘m also a moon
But not a parasite
And but more sensitive
To the dark and to the moon
But a star to you
Because of so far

Though I bring the light
To the thick darkness
You have been cheated and mislead
As it is moon
Because of we both are so far
At two ends

*exoplanet noun a planet that is not in the solar system

Udaya R. Tennakoon


Comments about I Am A Star Because Of You So Far by Udaya R. Tennakoon

  • Daniel Brick (12/23/2015 12:18:00 AM)


    I read your profile thoroughly, it is an eloquent story of one of the great dramas of our modern age: exile and displacement. I who am rooted in one place all my life, and completely accepted by my neighbors, cannot possibly know what you know. I applaud your courage and persistent quest for understanding. Your poem eloquently displays your life through cosmic imagery. And irony, because your status as an exoplanet weakens the fullness of your light and so your radiance is not recognized for what it is. But your words shine brightly to anyone reading this poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011



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