Wild Stars

Woken in the night

Disgruntled I wandered outside to fix the problem

Only to look up amazed by the stars that spread overhead from horizon to horizon

To describe them is absurd

They don’t belong to anything down here on earth

Cannot be controlled

Even by the mega-wealthy trolls that want to conquer every frontier

And own it

Stars are wild things

They cannot be contained

Our mind tries to restrain them only to struggle even to keep them all in our narrow field of vision

They scatter free

Tossed carelessly by the hands of towering gods who smile indulgently at our small hopes and dreams

Perhaps that is why I love them so much

When I look up

I am reminded that the universe continues forever

And we are less than insignificant dust

It heals the part of me that worries and is concerned

How can I be?

When we are mere twigs tossed to burn

On the bonfire of eternity that sends sparks to the sky

Where we soar one day to join them

Some day when we die

Header Image Unsplash Dennis Degioanni

24 thoughts on “Wild Stars

  1. This is just beautiful, Kate. The words are wonderful. I can visualise that starry night where all the shining, twinkling stars are floating in the universe. You captured this image perfectly. I don’t know if you celebrate it, but if you do, I wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving. We don’t have that occasion here in the UK. However, it doesn’t stop me from being grateful for so many things in my life, even on my lowest days. Now that I’m journaling every day, I’m also writing at least three things I’m grateful for each day. Love to you, my friend. Xx ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’“

    • I’m in Australia Ellie and no we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving but I make it a point to be mindful and grateful and to work on my mindset to make it a pleasant place to live within. The habitual thinking that make us sad can certainly be changed. I’m glad you have included gratitude in your journaling process. It works. Sending you love Z

      • Yes, I remember now, you saying you were in Australia. I should have remembered as my sister lives there, too. She is in a place called Clyde North, very close to Melbourne. She’s been there for over thirty years and loves living there. We don’t get to see each other these days, but we are lucky as we can speak on the phone once a week, which is lovely. It’s a great idea to make your mind somewhere pleasant to be. I hope to get to that point in time. Writing a gratitude diary does help to start the day off on a more positive note. Much love to you, too Xx ๐Ÿ’“๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’“

    • Dear Kate and Ellie,

      Hello! There is a great deal to read in this comment section, and I have enjoyed reading the conversations here.

      Kate, I love reading your poem entitled “Wild Stars”. The last four lines are my favourites:

      When we are mere twigs tossed to burn
      On the bonfire of eternity that sends sparks to the sky
      Where we soar one day to join them
      Some day when we die

      Likewise, I have been so fascinated by wild stars that I have composed two rhyming poems in my post entitled “One Day Weโ€™ll Fly Away” at


      Thank you for composing this latest post of yours entitled “Wild Stars” as we enjoy the final month of autumn in November.

      Wishing you a productive November and a wonderful week doing or enjoying whatever that satisfies you the most, whether intellectually, artistically, physically or spiritually, including composing more excellent poems for us to savour!

      Yours sincerely,

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