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Poems about the Stars and
Planets which Surround our World

By Josie Whitehead

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See also:  Twinkle Twinkle Little Star -
a very factual poem

S  T  A  R  S 

By Josie Whitehead


When we no longer face the sun,
      But the moon shines from on high,

One million tiny, shining stars
     Light up that dark night sky.

Their twinkling, scintillating beams 
    Dispel the shades of night,
But you will see but few of them
    Beneath that city light.

Our lights erase the Milky Way -
      A truly wondrous sight.
The glory of the heavens above
      Is devoured by all our light.


Some stars, so very far away,
    We humans cannot see,
But, through a giant telescope,
    They’re revealed to you and me.

We wonder if, quite far away,
     Another human face

Looks down upon our Planet Earth
     From far, far out in space.

When men set foot upon the moon,
      They looked from outer space

And said our earth looked beautiful -
      A really special place.


We too can now look down on earth,
     When filmed from far away,
And watch from space the world revolve
      Throughout the course of day.
Our lovely world is shimmering blue
     With lace-like pretty cloud
And, to live our lives in such a place,
      Should make us very proud.

Instead of wreaking grief and death
    Through human, warring ways,
You’d think that every single day
     We’d want to shout our praise.

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