Legend of the Starfish

Once upon a time,

A tear from a maiden’s eye

Caught the shine

Of her guardian star

High above her castle.

The star

So overcome with grief

At the maiden’s sadness

Began to fade

And fell slowly

To earth.

It landed on a silky beach

Carpeted with shells

And sea creatures

And knew not what to do.

From the castle,

The maiden traced its path

As it drew a white line

Across her innocent face.

What the star

Did not know

Was that the tears

Were actually of joy,

Watery notes of a

Precious love song

Sung by a devoted lover

Under a moonlit sky.

With no way to return

To a midnight home

The star despaired

Of ever finding a more

Worthy reason to shine,

Until one of the spindly sea creatures

Came up with an idea.

“You can become one of us,”

It said, a curious smile

On its face.

“You are quite beautiful, you know,

And there is no other on the beach

Who knows the wonders

Of the world above.

“But what would I do down here?”

The star asked.

“The same as you do up there.”

He pointed to the black sky,

Dotted with millions of twinkling lights,

Blessing the hearts of lovers

And sealing each love with a kiss.

With a touch of your magic,

Instead of having to go so far,

You can shine right here.


Copyright 2012

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