Stars Above (Poem) – Valerie Nguyen

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“Stars Above”

1  Dear child, you may have dreamed to touch the stars with those fragile fingertips of yours

2  Let me have you know if you close your eyes and imagine, you indeed can grab them all

3  You can dream of prancing from star to star, not paying attention to the world

4  But don’t get carried away in this dream, dear child, for you can fall

 

5    The stars are farther than they seem, grinning down at us with mocking faces

6    Sure, you may pout and throw a fit, cursing at the stars

7    Keep in mind, they are the reason that we strive to become better, walking in paces

8   Guaranteed, we will stumble and fall throughout our journey, becoming scarred

 

9   On this journey to the stars, we will wander into the city of gold

10  We will become the best, turning into the worst through everyday

11   Dear child, keep on searching for the city of gold until you’re old

12   We still have a million miles to go, but find that city and you’re already halfway

 

13   You’ll reach those stars, truly you will, and smile you will when you’ve sat upon a star above

14   Dear child,  the stars call you onto this journey and the moon awaits, so on you go to the stars above

– Valerie H. Nguyen

Okay, this is a silly poem I thought about while I was listening to AVICII’s “Trouble” and wrote it to my past self. I believed I had no where to go, but in this poem, I told myself to search for the city of gold and reach the stars. This would mean I would fall and get hurt, but I will always get back up, because who reaches the stars in one perfect shot?

This may or may not be inspired by my habit of watching the stars at night. I hope this poem actually made sense and had some meaning to you, if not, then oh well! I recommend you listen to the song that inspired this poem, by the way!

 

 

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Starduster – OneRoom (JimmyThumb-P)

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Starduster” (video includes translations) is a beautiful song that can be interpreted many different ways. However, if looked in a general view without going too deep into the song, it is merely the story of an individual’s “journey through the stars” as he wonders if the person whom he cherishes loves him back. It is a song I connected with the moment I heard it (not to mention the cute drawing of the cat).

In truth, this song may as well be considered a love song, but it also had a component of imagination as well, as the songwriter managed to write the song as a journey through space.

“Fearing that the most precious person won’t love me,

I took off on a solo flight to the stars ten thousand years away”

This first line is what I rambled about in my first paragraph above. Quite heart-wrenching, isn’t it? A fear that love can cause can make an individual hide away forever. However, it seems this individual can’t live without this “precious person” by their side. But they cannot reach them as they are in “space”. Which is why the singer repeatedly begs for “the love to be given”.

“Give the love at once,

Give the love to me,

Give the love, please,

Give the love…”

Okay, this seems a bit desperate. But think about it, being in space with no one else by your side must be pretty lonely. What can one do but beg and desire to be loved?

You must be wondering: “where is the ‘space’ part coming from?”

Well, several lines include bits and pieces indicating the author is implying space. For example:

  • “I definitely just had been drifting in space among these debris.”

 

  • “The light can’t shine from the stars, as if darkness engulfs it.”

 

  • “As I slowly open my eyes, a dark sea of sky stands before me”

Alright, enough talk. Give the song a listen!

To sum everything up, this song is related to imagination as the song is taken place in space, yet it has the message that love can create fear that is very heart-wrenching.

I hope you enjoy the song as much as I did and I hope you didn’t cry as hard as I did (just kidding I totally didn’t cry).

Bye bye for now, everyone!