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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Yellow (11/12/09)

TITLE: Star Bright
By Katie Sherrill
11/17/09


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Star Bright

***************************************** A ****************************************
**************************************** Flash ***************************************
*************************************** Of light ***************************************
************************************* Star light star ************************************
*********************************** Bright, shining over *********************************
******************************* Bethlehem tonight, I wish *******************************
**************************** I could let the whole world know ****************************
********************** That He came to this earth to let His light show. **********************
************** If I could say it with words, would you even hear? Would you stop ************
*********** Long enough or run fast with fear? He came to this earth to touch your hearts *********
***** Of stone. He came to this earth so you wouldnít be alone. But you want to live your lives******
**How you want to live. Believing in promises that werenít yours to give. Still you are lonely, lost and ** ********* Afraid. You fill up the voids with things that you made. Yellow star sitting high, way *******
************** Up in the sky. You speak so loudly yet we just pass you by. Some have ************
************** Noticed but never ask what...what must we do, we just stay in our rut. ************
************************ How sad you must be as you watch us pass by. **********************
************************* You have the answers, He holds the key, but **********************
*************************** We donít want to offend so we pretend ************************
******************************** Not to see. We donít see tilí ****************************
*********************************** Itís convenient for us *******************************
************************************** To complain. **********************************
*************************************** Then we *************************************
**************************************** Search *************************************
***************************************** For a **************************************
***************************************** Way ***************************************
***************************************** To ***************************************
***************************************** Give ***************************************
***************************************** Him ****************************************
**************************************** All the ***************************************
**************************************** Blame. *************************************

This is a Concrete poem. -- Poetry in which the visual appearance is part of the meaning. The poem itself forms a visible picture on the page.


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Judy Webb11/23/09
How creative, writing a poem about a star and putting it in the form of a star. The story your poem tells is truly what Christmas is all about. Thank you for sharing this with the world. I love the line "You speak so loudly yet we just pass you by" Well done.
Allen Stark11/25/09
Yes, creative and clever. Well done.