A Thousand Stars

Let’s start at one

That one’s for you

A shining sun

To all who knew

Then there’s me

Five sixty seven

Fading flickers

On the edge of heaven

Families form into groups

Gazers note them down in books

Not realising

Each numbered page

Define a soul

A unique face

We have one thousand

Not one more

Our quota is fixed

For life

Or more

So use them well

Those numbered days

In faces




The love you have

With those who care

Count the stars

In your own sky

For luck

Is starlight

In our eyes

Still reaches us

From stars that die

Inspired by listening to Big Country – 1000 Stars. Thank you Big Country!

These words were written in March 2017

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1000 stars by Big Country