a zillion stars plus one – part two

just as you must do?
why fade out and then rise?

at the end of the story
you’re supposed to fade out
find your place in the universe
shine for all to see . . .

even if your heart is aching?
even if you feel betrayed, hurt … confused?

precisely . . .
have you ever seen tears?

well yes . . .

somebody else’s tears, i mean?

well of course!

they glisten in the sun, don’t they?

well yes, i suppose so . . .

then what happens to them?

i dunno?

you look up in the sky at night
and there they are
part of the universe
people look up to them
because they see that
they now inhabit the sky
instead of running down cheeks

i never thought of it that way . . .


but do they ever return to being tears?

but of course
tears are part of our existence
to tears
to stars
and it goes on like that

i suppose . . .

how about catching a movie?
would you like that?


by mary ann blinkhorn

36 thoughts on “a zillion stars plus one – part two

  1. Rusha Sams says:

    Sometimes tears help you see the world better! http://ohtheplaceswesee.com

  2. adinparadise says:

    Such beautiful writing, Mary.

  3. laurie27wsmith says:

    Love it Mary.

    • mypenandme says:

      Thank you, Laurie. I’m suffering from eye-strain right now. I found an exceptional site on screenwriting and spent the last few hours reading through several helpful articles and then an entire script. I just came onto WordPress a few minutes ago. Thank you for stopping by. Hope you are well. M.A.

      • laurie27wsmith says:

        Ohh, eye strain not good. I’m fine thanks, you’re obviously okay except for your eyes that is.

  4. mj says:

    that is lovely! stars to tears… and back to stars… great one!

  5. Maxi says:

    You have a gift, M.A. May it continue to flow…
    Blessings ~ Maxi

  6. Pete Armetta says:

    Beautiful and melodic flow and rhythm.

  7. Kate Johnson says:

    Nice post !!

  8. clinock says:

    Shine on tears and stars, shine on…

  9. Mary Mageau says:

    Lovely post – great thoughts.

  10. rusky says:

    Your simply awesome
    Part 2

  11. lynnwyvill says:

    Thanks for stopping by and the like on my blog. Lovely poetry you’ve written!

    • mypenandme says:

      Thank you, Lynn. I just finished reading your last blog. I love squirrels. They’re always working toward their dramatic goal with a skip in their step. Thanks for stopping by.

  12. mjtannian says:

    I love the poetic dialogue, and what an encouraging idea! that our sorrows create beauty, that our trials develop character 🙂

  13. ManicDdaily says:

    Ha. Very charming. k.

  14. Mary Mageau says:

    Thanks for visiting and liking.

  15. hannekekoop says:

    This is beautiful.

  16. What a beautiful poem! And it couldn’t have been more relevant for me …
    ‘tears are part of our existence
    to tears
    to stars’
    That is so lovely, so poignant. And the ‘back to earth’ line at the end … quite a surprise!

    Thank you so much for choosing to follow my blog and directing me to yours. Peace.

  17. fgassette says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.

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