For my Literary Fair submission in 10th grade, I came up with an original rhymed verse poem; an allegory about the stars and seeing the beauty of life. I hope you enjoy!
When I was a child, the Stars were loud;
They’d twinkle all day and all night.
I’d play all around them, and without a doubt;
These were the best times of life.
Then came adults, who taught me a way
To think, to speak, and to feel.
I disliked it so; it lowered me down,
The ground grew ever so near.
I fought and I kicked and I screamed and I waited,
And I’ll say that help never came;
Eventually, though, I knew it was fated,
And my eyes glossed over all the same.
The children I’d see at play above,
they irked me beyond belief.
I could no longer see what they always saw,
And that did fill me with grief.
I pulled them back down to Earth at once;
Taught them to see as I did.
Never once did I stop and it make me pause;
And think perhaps that’s what happened to me.
Once on my deathbed, I’ll admit that I saw;
the world got lighter and lighter.
My eyes had never been open at all;
now the Stars, they’d never shone brighter.