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Tears in the Sky


There once was a girl whose tears turned to stars, burning far out, some reaching past Mars.

Each drop became bigger and brighter than last, shining forever, in a galaxy so vast.

Despite her crying and what it made people think, she pushed out more tears with each and every blink.

They told her "stop crying, it does you no good." "Be happy and smile", they told her she should.

She said "I am happy! But still I must cry. For it is my job to light up the sky."

© 2021 Nicholas Mercogliano

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