Lynn Stillman

Rookie (9/23/63 / Jacksonville, FL)

Despair - Poem by Lynn Stillman

I step into the night sky,
I find a path of stars
to walk across.
The path seems familiar to me.
I can now remember being here
as a child.
Skipping from star to star.
The way they twinkle is somehow
different now.
It is as if they are mocking me,
laughing at me,
for all of the wishes I made upon them.
I try to walk further,
but as I do, I come to a gap.
My legs are weak and unsteady
from the stress of standing up to this day.
I haven't the strength to make the leap
to another tomorrow.
So into the black hole I plunge.
The velocity of despair,
far surpasses,
the speed of light.

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Comments about Despair by Lynn Stillman

  • Payal Parande (7/28/2012 12:43:00 PM)

    we all been there....we wish, hope, pray but there are some time when we see that there is no use and we started to lose hope.....people say it simply you said it beautifully.....such a brilliant write so amazing and splendid
    loved it
    thank you for sharing it with us
    love, payal

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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 27, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, July 28, 2012

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