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A Star-gazer on the South Rim

by James Shammas (Age: 53)
copyright 01-28-2006

Age Rating: 4 +

-- for Christopher

It seems the stars that shimmer, shiver, and shine;
Constellations that twinkle and writhe,
They gesture, falling lower and lower,
And tickle his eye.

Or is it his hands (he measures his to mine)--
His arms looming lighter and longer,
Higher and stronger-- that stretch and scrawl
And ripple the sky?

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        03-02-2006     Regina Pate        

If a star shines but there is no one else to see, does it still shine? And if it does what does it matter anyway if there is no one else to see. Shine! becase your still there. Even if you were the only one he still would have died for you. And Jesus said, I love you this much and he streched out his arms and died. To the world you may be one person, but to one person, you may be the world. Shine, let it shine, let it shine.

        02-01-2006     Anthony Lane Stahlhut        

James this is another wonderful write and you have captured this feeling very well. I loved it when I did this with my son! I'm sorry that I don't have as much time to read all these wonderful works anymore, but I try to come back often to read what I can. Good luck in life, Anthony

        01-30-2006     Roger Crique        

This is absolutely beautiful! To capture the wonderment, the gasp and sighs of one's son or any child, as he or she gazes at the night skies in sheer amazement is, as they say in that famed advertisement, "Priceless!" In a few but closely chosen words, you've captured the beauty of growing up and what it may seem to be awe in the eyes of a child! Great imagery and wonderful fluidity!

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