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*** You can't catch a Shooting Star ***

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poetFemmeFatale
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***  You can't catch a Shooting Star  ***


...He shot across the sky
a shooting star that flew so high
and there alone I stood in awe,
at all his majesty I saw...

...It was that darkened day
he took my very breath away
with just one pass across my sky
I knew with him, my wings could fly...

...I could not catch him though
and as I stood, I saw his glow
dissipate there in the night
along with all I thought was right...

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

...A shooting star's just that
a star that flies, & won't come back
you cannot catch them in the air
so stand in awe & simply stare...

...The moment's brief, it's true
but now I know my star was you -
I never really knew your name
but made a wish on you, the same...

...You still fly across my sky
and I will always wonder why
I couldn't catch you in my dreams,
Stars aren't for catching though, it seems...

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

by poetFemmeFatale
April 11, 2000




 ** I'm reaching for the brightest star I've ever seen - knock my ladder out from under me, and you'll wish you hadn't !! -pFF ** Here's to 2000!

© Copyright 2000 Gennifer David - All Rights Reserved
Martie
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1 posted 04-11-2000 05:24 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

What an original idea---and a another beautiful poem.  The best things to love are those we can't catch---catching changes free things.
Janet Marie
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2 posted 04-11-2000 05:32 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

...I could not catch him though
and as I stood, I saw his glow
dissipate there in the night
along with all I thought was right.
-------------------
...The moment's brief, it's true
but now I know my star was you -
I never really knew your name
but made a wish on you, the same...

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girl this is perfection...
i love this one!!...
love the star metaphor and as always your deep emotions.
very nice poet-girl  
take care, jm


 Well the sun sets gently on your shoulders
And it makes me want to touch you there.
And the light in your eyes makes me feel
Like there's something much better out there
Something kind...
And I know someday I might be looking around
Trying to find some purpose
Well purpose it can't be that hard to find
As long as I've got the wind...
The wind and your love to carry me.
vertical horizon


Marina
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3 posted 04-11-2000 05:42 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

Your on a roll today!

Marina
JamesMichael
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4 posted 04-11-2000 05:44 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

It is my hope that we all have a special shooting star just for us.  Jame
Danny Holloway
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5 posted 04-11-2000 05:48 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

      stars are for catching
     though difficult it seems
   but reach out and you will see
they are the keeper of your dreams

pFF, just a little something for you.
loved your poem.


 A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives.

Deb Lynne
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6 posted 04-11-2000 06:37 PM       View Profile for Deb Lynne   Email Deb Lynne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Deb Lynne

You're words are worth waiting for!  Loved this one!
EagleOne
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7 posted 04-11-2000 08:06 PM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

This is beautiful. Perhaps we may never catch our star but I think it's worth the chase.  

 Not all those who wander are lost. ~J.R.R. Tolkien
Irish Rose
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8 posted 04-11-2000 09:50 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

so full of beauty, and a lovely way to see a star again

 Kathleen

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so full of beauty, and a lovely way to see a star again

 Kathleen

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10 posted 04-11-2000 09:56 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Stars are really beautiful, but they don't compare to the beauty of your words

Jeffrey
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11 posted 04-11-2000 10:01 PM       View Profile for WhiteNite   Email WhiteNite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhiteNite's Home Page   View IP for WhiteNite

Wow.  I love poems like this... here the next line flows so perfectly with the last that you can almost read it before you've seen the words.

Thanks again for the inspiration... now if I could just stop reading long enough to write a little I might be ok. =)

 "The storm rises up when the shadows descend
every beat of my heart every day without end
I will stand like a rock I will bend till I break
till theres no more to give if thats what it takes
I will risk everything I will fight I will bleed
I will lay down my life if thats what you need
every second I live thats the promise I make"

I have no idea who wrote this... tell me if you know. =)
Lone Wolf
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12 posted 04-11-2000 10:17 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

pFF,
Wow....deep words and thoughts.  I love it!!!  Hope you catch one soon.  Excellent job!!!  

 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
Michael
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13 posted 04-12-2000 04:44 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

You know, perhaps one shouldn't chase stars that are so far out of reach when so many that shine so brightly fall right passed their grasping hands...  Just thought to ponder...


Michael

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This is great...and yes the elusive shooting star, so many poems written for it but still remaining just out of reach...the most beautiful things in life often are.  Wonderfully written.


 Hold me for yesterday
Kiss me for tomorrow
But love me for today.

WhtDove
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Gen this is wonderful! Never know, those stars have to burn out sometime, and come down ya think? May you be standing in the right place when it does  
hoot_owl_rn
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Gen...perhaps all stars aren't meant to be caught...but here's hoping you find yours soon  
poetFemmeFatale
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17 posted 04-12-2000 11:37 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Martie - - Yes, when something is "caught", it's no longer "free"...good point.  There is a certain beauty to freedom.  Thank you.

Janet Marie - - LOL  at how you call me poet-girl !!

Marina - - You know ME!  LOL  I know...back to Adult...(sigh)

JmLee - - I'm trying to cling to that hope too...I'll "cling" with ya, ok?  LOL

Danny - - You almost made me cry with that one...thank you sir.

DebLynne - - LOL  You been waiting on me?  hehe  I'll type faster next time!  

EagleOne - - I'm WINDED from the chase!  Argh!

IrishRose - - Thank you - I plan on reading more of your writing...what I read last night was wonderful!  Keep it coming!

Jeffrey - - You make me blush...thank you for your sincerity, it means alot.

WhiteNite - - Stop reading & start writing already!  My thumbs are tired of twiddling!!  ROFL

Lone Wolf - - Me hopes so too!  JUMPING HIGHER....!!

Michael - - Thank you for the ponder...I catch your drift.  

Butterflies d.c. - - I'm gonna buy a taller ladder !!  

WhtDove - - Nice thought you had there, but I can't help but laugh!  I've been bonked on the head a few times before, and that's what I see happening!

Ruth - - I do believe stars belong in the sky - if we catch them all, their glow would fade, and all that would be left is darkness up there.  Thank you girl!

Thank you to everyone...I know I seem to be running around in circles here, writing alot of "blues"...still dusting myself off & whining, as some say!  LOL  Bear with me while I regroup, ok? Soul-searching does seem sniveling at times, I guess...sorry.  I love all of you who have believed in me.  Thank you.  
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Shooting stars are wild things,  like the stare of the serpant or the cry of the Banshee.  Though all are mystical in their own right, though all hold a mystical allure, inevitably all seem to be a call to tragedy.


Rich

[This message has been edited by Richter_9 (edited 04-13-2000).]
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19 posted 04-12-2000 09:14 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

~PFF

This was lovely!! I really liked the metaphors and imagery you used. The whole poem just seemed to flow together like the shooting star you speak about. Some things aren't meant to be caught. That's what makes them mysterious and enchanting. But I know you will find your "star" someday. And you won't need to catch it....it will already be yours. Take care,

AMY  

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
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20 posted 04-13-2000 07:13 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

wow...I hadn't even read this when I wrote star-crossed.  Forgive me for not being up-to-date so to speak, but don't forget to keep your feet on the ground while your reach, sis...it's a long fall.
weaubleau
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21 posted 04-13-2000 07:54 AM       View Profile for weaubleau   Email weaubleau   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for weaubleau

you're amazing.

i've yet to find a poem with your signature that i haven't been in awe of.

thank you for sharing all of your beautiful writing.
weaubleau
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23 posted 04-13-2000 07:57 AM       View Profile for weaubleau   Email weaubleau   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for weaubleau

you're amazing.

i've yet to find a poem with your signature that i haven't been in awe of.

thank you for sharing all of your beautiful writing.
 
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