The Shooting Star 

“I believe in speed, not endurance.”

The statement above isn’t really wise in the long run (pun, if you get it! Haha.) both literally and figuratively, because to go far you need more than just a brilliant streak. You’d need sustained brilliance, and that is how it ensures you do not burn out or die off too early. You can ask Usain Bolt, he’s the fastest man on earth but he sure has endurance and he trains on his endurance in order to train his burst and speed. 

However, some people are really like the statement above and they do believe in it. It’s not their fault, but that’s just how they are and that’s how they think. They are like a brilliant flash, and after that they fade into oblivion but leave a lasting effect.

Think of a shooting star. You never see them around much, but when you see one.. It illuminates the night sky and it illuminates your life too. It appears when you least expect it to, and many a time it appears when you’re dozing off after waiting too long hoping to catch it, but with the little bit of energy you have left.. You’re filled with joy and ecstasy as you see it grace the night sky while you hurry to make a wish.

And then, it’s gone. That’s it. It came, it shone, and it left without saying goodbye. But you’ll remember it for the rest of your life. 

Some people are like that. They are not for the long run; they are for the moment. They are not here to stay, but while they’re here they make a huge impact and make their presence felt. They’re like shooting stars. They are speed, not endurance.

I’m starting to think this post doesn’t make much sense, but I think we all sort of get the idea. I’m sure you have someone who came into your life, changed the way you see the world, and left pretty much as sudden as they came. 

The world had them in Bruce Lee, Elvis Presley, John Lennon and many more.. and we all have them in our own worlds, albeit at a scale smaller to the world but no less significant to us.  

Who in your life do you think would say something like that?

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She Hid The Sun From Him // He Kept The Moon From Her

(someone wrote a poem and passed it to me for a read; here’s the response. Very cliche indeed, but happy belated birthday)

 

You spoke of the stars and of the cosmos to show the gravity of your love,
How he is the earth to your landing where a home to your soul is what he provides,
That in you he brings out the best and in him you allow for fine seeds to grow,
A love mutual where deeper and deeper into the stream of love you two would flow;

Yet amongst the constellation lines you hint that things were not to be so,
That he feels not what you feel for him and he sees past from you what glows,
Where indeed he is to you your earth but you are to him not
The sun that shines brightly which allows for life and love to blossom and grow;

Perhaps what you do not know is the secret which he clasps in his soul:

He knows he confides in you that you are not the sun to his daylight,
That you are not one of the stars that light up his night sky,
But what he does not dare yet to show and reveal is that quietly
In his heart there exists a secretly adored object that hangs cooly in the twilight;

In faith it is the very moon that bedazzles in the vast night sky,
Where in a quiet corner overhead she shines with a mysterious light,
Always there when he needs her for comfort yet
Never angry or out of sight even when he is distracted by the stars that fight for his delight;

He sings this song every day and every night,
Hoping that perhaps someday you’ll realize that what he truly wants to be doing
Is to be Dancin’ In The Moonlight with the love of his life
Yet truly he is too shy to ever admit that you are the moonlight to his night sky.

He kept the moon from her.

Just A Moment with A Star

Look up for a moment, 
Just for a glimpse of the night sky,
There are many stars up there,
Flashing, blinking, winking at you;

Indeed it is a starry starry night;

There are clusters and there are groups of them,
They shine bright – you name them after Greek gods and goddesses, 
Each holding a name deserving of the light they shine,
Showing the world what it means to illuminate and twinkle; 

There is a lone star at the corner of the night sky, 
If you look closely enough you can see it radiating faintly,
Maybe it just formed or perhaps it is in its twilight stages, 
It cannot shine as brightly as the others and it is almost not there; 

Take a moment – remember, 
There’s a lone star somewhere,
In need of some attention and some affection,
Catch it right and you’ll re-ignite the brightest star in all the universe;

Just a moment with a star.