Sean S

Rookie (NJ)

Who Heralds Our Arrival? - Poem by Sean S

Past the black void's veil,
into the great beyond,
far further than any solar gale,
just to be left alone with you, to try and form a special bond.

The brightest star
goes by no name
something we travel to, something so far
we chase its light, playing no mere game.

The galaxy envies much
as do we
when we cannot have what we desire as such
why is that I want it? Because the temptation is too much for me.

I soar through this vast empty space
My goal achieved, to be alone with you-
but you grow concerned, 'How will we survive in such a place? '
My comforting is not enough, as no words can do.

I reply 'Nothing would matter if we just let go.'
You seem confused and ask 'But how can we do that? We're surely doomed to die...'
I returned, 'I just don't know.'
You say 'It's okay, we're out here with nothing else to do, so lets try.'

Our eyes meet as the stars begin to flare,
'What's going on, where are we going to! ? '
their light illuminating your hair,
'Even if I knew, it wouldn't change what I could do.'

Your shoulders relaxed, as myself and the universe around me grew calm,
and all light faded to black,
then a voice welcomed us, a verse from the book of Psalms,
'Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.'

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This started off as a poem intending to compare space to an epic journey of love, but it turned into something much deeper and more meaningful in the fourth stanza.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 24, 2013

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