I Need a Star

I need a star

On this dark, solitary night

Bright enough to shine through desolation

Streaming through the cobwebbed shadows

Of my penitent, rueful soul.

I have lost all the light left in me

Humiliated, humbled, obsolete

Responsible for the raw deterioration

Of a utopian life.

I need the hope of a steady, burning flame

To pave my way out of obscurity,

The comfort of a warm, guiding hand

Through the murkiness of shame and grief,

The welcomed grace of forgiveness

Before guilt consumes the last of my soul.

I need my gleaming, steady star

To illuminate the dimness taking hold

As this endless night expands

And my breaking heart grows cold.

Published by Quietest Poet

Writer, mother, counselor, flower gardener, recipe seeker, and Netflix lover.

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