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Falling Star of Hope Poem

As a poet, therapist, and observer of human behavior, Janis has a keen awareness of what makes people tick and behave the way they do.

Stars of Hope Appear at Night Fall

A woman looks to the sky at dusk as she waits patiently for stars to appear.

A woman looks to the sky at dusk as she waits patiently for stars to appear.

"Watch the Skies. Catch the stars."

— Cayla Keenan, Catching Stars

Falling Star


Reaching for your shining light

Grasping for my dream

I wish upon a star so bright

So close to me it seems


Very slowly you descend

I track your every stall

To you my open hands extend

I'll catch you when you fall


Twinkling beams light up the sky

Millions if you will

A single star to catch my eye

My dreams to be fulfilled


Falling stars plant seeds on earth

For every little soul

Imaginations honed from birth

Give life to something bold


Waiting for my time to come

Prepare as best I can

My arms outstretch, God's will be done

His promise in the plan


My future sets before me now

Sprinkled oh so bright

Falling star, I caught somehow

My big dreams brought to life


JLE 2021

Catch a Falling Star

Hands reach high to the heavens to catch a falling star.

Hands reach high to the heavens to catch a falling star.

"Look at the stars. See their beauty. And in that beauty, see yourself."

— Draya Mooney

Shooting Stars Light Up the Sky

A falling star shoots downward from the night sky.

A falling star shoots downward from the night sky.

Word Prompt Challenge: "Stars"

In this week's word prompt #28, Brenda Arledge, fellow HubPages writer and poet, asked us to use the word "stars" to write an original poem or short story. She continues to inspire us with her weekly word prompt exercises to bolster our muses and expand our creative writing skills.

I was inspired to write about falling stars, which has been expressed in many different ways through pop culture phrasings, song lyrics, literature and poetry. For example, most of us are familiar with "catch a falling star," "the stars are falling," "when the stars begin to fall," or "the fall of another Hollywood star." Falling stars have different meanings for different people. In my poem, I talk about the "falling star" in a hopeful way, with emphasis on dreams, aspirations and God's promise behind the scenes. The beauty of catching the falling star is symbolic of living out the promise as one's destiny and purpose in life is realized.

Meanings Behind Falling Stars

Stars as "Miracles" for the Children

© 2021 Janis Leslie Evans

Comments

Janis Leslie Evans (author) from Washington, DC on September 08, 2021:

Hi Rinita, good to see you. Thank you for reading, good to hear it had a relaxing effect on you.

Rinita Sen on September 08, 2021:

Your poem is relaxing to read and it brings a lot of hope!

Janis Leslie Evans (author) from Washington, DC on September 06, 2021:

Hi Chitrangada, great to see you. Thank you for the generous comments. I'm pleased you found this piece a beautiful response to the challenge. I appreciate you sharing how important hope and luck are in your culture. Bless you.

Janis Leslie Evans (author) from Washington, DC on September 06, 2021:

Thank you kindly, Nithya, for taking the time to read it. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 05, 2021:

A beautiful response to the word prompt, Star. I loved your imagery, and the way you have weaved, carefully chosen words, to compose this excellent poem.

The reference to the fallen stars, and it’s interpretation sounds so good.

In my part of the World also, there is a belief that falling stars bring good luck. Anything which makes us hopeful, is always welcome. Because, Hope keeps us going on with life.

Thank you for this beautiful piece of writing.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on September 05, 2021:

A beautiful poem, positive and a joy to read. Catching a falling star, realizing dreams-beautifully expressed.

Janis Leslie Evans (author) from Washington, DC on September 05, 2021:

Grateful to you for posting it, Brenda. Thank you for the thorough summary and generous comments. Yes, making a wish on a falling star was most commonly taught to us as children. I’m so pleased you liked this poem article.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 05, 2021:

Janis,

Your poem, "Falling Star" shows us how one wishes upon a star shining bright in the sky with arms outstretched to catch it when it falls.

Falling stars bring hope to the dreams we formed at an early age.

You catch your falling star for your dreams are brought to life.

Then you talk about the different meanings of a fallen star.

I was raised to believe if you saw a shooting star you should make a wish.

It's interesting to think it's actually our destiny to live.

Great video on stars as Miracles for children.

Great job!

I'll post a link in the word prompt article.

Janis Leslie Evans (author) from Washington, DC on September 05, 2021:

Thank you very much, intriguewriter. Thanks for stopping by.

intriguewriter from worldwide on September 05, 2021:

I enjoyed reading this and I look forward to reading more of your poetry Janis.

Janis Leslie Evans (author) from Washington, DC on September 05, 2021:

Thank you kindly, John. I’m happy those words came to me. I wrestled with the video but now I think it works just fine. Appreciate your visit.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 05, 2021:

What a positive and inspirational poem you have written about “falling stars”, Jan. I love the rhyme scheme and especially this stanza:

“ Falling stars plant seeds on earth

For every little soul

Imaginations honed from birth

Give life to something bold”

The video “Miracles” by Earth Wind and Fire is a good accompaniment.

Janis Leslie Evans (author) from Washington, DC on September 05, 2021:

Thank you, manatita, you are right. I admit it was difficult. I was stuck on some stanzas and had to walk away from computer and sleep on it. The right words and phrasing finally came. I appreciate your acknowledgement of that and for your visit.

manatita44 from london on September 05, 2021:

Janis,

I noted and enjoyed the rhyme. So beautiful. To have rhythm without unified syllables is not easy. One requires a feel for this. Excellent work and great take on Brenda's prompt.

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