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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.

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Meanings Behind Falling Stars

© 2021 Janis Leslie Evans

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