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March 20, 2014

Some stars burn so brightly, they burst before they see the cosmos unfold. You shared the warmth of your glow with as many as you could before you rose too high for the sky to handle and scattered sacred stardust across it. Your legacy is seen in constellations.

A few days later

Mom called me to the window today to show me a lone star in a cloudless sky. She said she thought of you.

Mother's Day, 2014

Nana told me at lunch today that she heard footsteps in the room where she keeps your urn. She went upstairs to greet Papa several times, thinking the footsteps were his, but found him sleeping. Our waitress gave each woman at our booth a carnation. Outside, sunlight adorned our skin and held us.

I could have sworn I felt you holding us, too.

June 21, 2014

I took a plane out of Chicago to get back home. The sun set mid-flight, tie-dying the sky in orange and red. As we rose over the clouds, my jetlagged eyes rested upon a lone star pinned against a patch of periwinkle.  

I thought of you, and in my mind, I said hello.
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A soft piece, Seeking Your Star by poetries, creates lovely, but sad, snapshots. ( Featured by IrrevocableFate )
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hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Writer
Oh my goodness, I love this! I've used this similar style a few times, and it's so great for getting multiple memories across. Congrats on the DD--this is very well-written and touching.
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poetries Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Thank you so much! :heart:
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onetwistedpoet Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic.
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poetries Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Thank you kindly.
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Twin-Earth Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heart breakingly beautiful!
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poetries Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Thank you.
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Twin-Earth Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! 
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poetries Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
I'm glad!
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poetries Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Thank you!
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Dragonfly22 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So eloquent and heartfelt. I loved the first part, March 20. 
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poetries Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Thank you very much. :heart:
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the DD! :hug:
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poetries Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Thank you so much! :hug:
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :aww:
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EclipseofPhoenix Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I really don't know what to say. But I can say you poem has made me think about how we sometimes only realize how much we miss or appreciate someone or something until after it's gone. And then you wish you could take back time and let them know, and spend more time with them.
This is a really deep poem - thank you for sharing it with everyone. :heart:
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poetries Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
This is a very thoughtful comment and I really appreciate you leaving it on my page. I'm glad you enjoyed reading this. Thank you. :hug: :heart:
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EclipseofPhoenix Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You're very welcome, I hope others can enjoy and appreciate it as well. Keep on writing!
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poetries Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
I will! Thank you again! :heart:
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EclipseofPhoenix Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Your ever welcome! :D
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LeftUnfinished Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful. :heart: Where are all your comments? 
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poetries Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Some people find it easier to leave a favourite or add something to their collections. I do appreciate your comment, though! I'm glad you like this. :heart:
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
I think I've fainted.  Omgosh Kera, when you first posted this I was still not nearly as back active online as I wanted to be and didn't have a chance to come by here to read your piece, but such things can be bittersweet in ways that make it all more special.  Now I come to not only read this lovely, lovely work of yours, but can rejoice in discovering that it was been featured with a Daily D -- congratulations, sweet one --  my wonderful word-sprite! :+favlove:
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poetries Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Aww, Jadey, thank you so much! I always appreciate your feedback and look forward to reading your comments. :hug: :heart:
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
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alapip Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
the loss is not a complete one,
Kera, as in actuality they very
rarely are... ;)

i like your attitude, always have. 
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poetries Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Aww. Thank you, Pip. That means a lot. :)
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alapip Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
and... congratulations on the very well
deserved DD! :hug:
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poetries Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Thanks again! I appreciate it! :hug:
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