John F. McCullagh

Silver Star - 4,223 Points (09/28/1954 / Flushing)

Stardust - Poem by John F. McCullagh



In fiery furnace I was cast,
spewn forth in a Nova’s blast.
I traveled interstellar space
before I had a name or face.


Dust coalesced around a star,
and gathered in a rocky disk.
I spent a billion years a stone
Before I called the sea my own


Then I was an Ancient bird
Who soared above the chalky Cliffs
That was timeless time ago
just before the comet hit.

In course of time I was begotten
An heir to all time has forgotten
A higher consciousness I claim
At least I have a face and name.

As stardust we should raise our eyes
In wonder at the starry skies
Where stellar furnaces brightly burn
and other stardust wait their turn.

And when I should depart from here
Do not mourn or shed a tear
For I am stardust- never fear
I am the music of this sphere.

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Comments about Stardust by John F. McCullagh

  • (12/3/2009 7:24:00 AM)


    lovely poem sir, truly enjoyed the words and thoughts behind each line.
    thanks for sharing.
    please see some of my poems and send your valuable comments.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 3, 2009



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