Shalom Freedman

Gold Star - 13,916 Points (Troy New York)

The Stars Are So Innocent - Poem by Shalom Freedman


The stars are so innocent
When I see them with ignorant eyes-
But when I apply even in my small way
What Astronomy teaches
Oh what hells and darknesses and fires they are –

We can no longer dream as we once did
Even in looking at the stars-
We know too much
And what we know isn’t necessarily
What we would like there to be-

When I glance up in wonder
There is so much I need to forget –

Oh God why did You make it all this way?

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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