Michael Silver

Rookie (12/17/95)

My Own

O Sun, how gloriously bright you are
Bringer of life and light
How you caress the Earth with your gentle gifts
How you and your lover circle around each other in eternal dance
O foolish me
I being Pluto
Who, with just a glance
Got caught by your single innocent look
I who was enchanted by your beauty
Was forever caught in the ring of futility
I who now push and dodge just to be near you
Yet I am still left in the back
Forsaken of just a single ray
I stand in the cold and dark
Looking ever forward at that single star which is your smile
O if only I had just turned away
If only I had just kept going
If only I had looked for a true star
A star I could make as my own
One that I could share my loving embrace with
O if only I were not foolish
To be enchanted with a star that was already taken
To stand far off
And dream of lies

Submitted: Thursday, July 12, 2012


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  • Veteran Poet - 2,762 Points Diane Hine (12/27/2012 8:47:00 PM)

    On the other hand, when the sun expands to become a red giant in a few billion years and burns the inner planets to a crisp, Pluto will be safely out of the way!
    Seriously though, this is a poignant and truly lovely poem (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,807 Points Bri Edwards (11/19/2012 3:05:00 PM)

    michael, WOW. but perhaps you've heard such a comment before about your work. poor pluto. and thanks for your comment on my six legs. i have now put words in front of my poems' titles on this site, such as LONG, SHORT, Marriage, Personal, Medical, and Nature, to facilitate readers' choosing. best wishes, bri

    i added this to my mypoemlist thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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