Allie's Poetry Corner
The Love of Books
spines are worn
children's crayon colors
Marks of tears
left in pain.
that forever change
the course of minds
and the course of hearts.
Courage is when you love someone
and risk your heart for them,
and moving on when someone comes between you and him.
Courage is when
all lights are gone
and yours still burns on.
Courage is when you try something
that no one else will do.
When no one will believe it,
no one except for you.
Courage is when
in a world of hatred
someone learns to love.
Love is such a mystical thing
Sometimes it causes one's heart to sing
The heart shall cry when love is gone
and wonder what can bring back its song.
When finally it feels it can't love anymore
another heart shows up at its door.
No one on earth will ever know
all the secrets that love can behold.
But some will learn that even though
their loves seem true, it may not be so.
Some loves are wonderful
while others are full of pain and sorrow.
Love is like a sparrow,
its sounds are sweet
its looks deceiving.
Where are you in the night?
Are you on the other side
painting a beautiful sunrise?
Are you right here
and don't dare
to go anywhere?
You must be gone
because you're not beyond
the beautiful mountains I am so fond.
You won't be long
because morning will come with a song!
The Wishing Star
Long ago I traveled far
searching for the wishing star.
I looked and looked, but could not find
the perfect star for that wish of mine.
Each time I met a star
I asked them to help me, but none did by far.
All the stars were too important for my wish.
They laughed and snickered and said, "Can you imagine this?
Someone actually wants us, the important stars of the sky,
to answer a wish. Oh, I could just die!"
And so I sadly walked away
hoping I'd find the right one someday.
I thought my star would be perfect,
shimmer bright, be without defect,
shining brightly in the sky,
very beautiful to the eye.
But what I found, to my surprise,
was far beyond what was in my mind.
I found it underneath the trees
far beneath the branches and leaves.
A little dimmer than the rest,
I knew at once it was the best.
I made my wish and went home that night
hoping my wish had been answered just right.
Quickly, I traveled home to see
just exactly what the answer would be.
Would my wish come true,
or would I have to live without you?
Now that I see
that if we weren't meant to be,
I don't know what I would have done
for my love is not just for anyone.
I met a star the other night
who told me to make a wish on it.
It told me my dreams would come true
if I chose to make the correct wish.
Deep in thought, I pondered these words
not wanting to make the mistake of my life.
I pondered this both day and night
until the answer was very clear.
And when I found the answer clear,
which was lodged deep within my heart,
I traveled far back to the star
to tell it what I did now know.
My dreams were truly answered that night.
I found my true self within me.
I never knew everything life could hold
or what happiness really meant.
The wish I made was very small.
Glamour was not even its name.
I found the answer deep in my heart,
and although my answer could seem strange,
I believe that it is the key to all.
Not every person can make this wish,
nor can I make the one they hear.
But every person has the perfect wish
that is lodged deep within their hearts.