The Distant Star

The Distant Star



Subhendu Mohanty


Open, open your eyes now

He said nudging me as I lay below

a burden of clouds and a broken star

I lay crumpled, why I didn’t know!


Get up, get going, you!

He cried as I writhed in pain!

The shards of a shining mirror

pierced right through, my sense of vain!


Will you, will you now

Come out of this murky space!

As I struggled to find my picture

that had long fallen off grace!


Look at me! he urged again,

Look at the sky that could be yours,

I may seem a distant star to you,

But in your eyes you can trace my source!


Wash your stains with your warm tears

Let your skin feel the new light,

Dust off the old broken frames

of your picture, that once smiled bright!


Ride along, don’t you lie low

On that cloud of your failed dreams,

See the skies that you could once reach

Still wait for you, your bright sheen!


So what if your star had to fall?

So what if it broke a million times?

You still have the broken pieces

to weave magic of a different kind!


A magic that you once believed

A miracle you had waited all along

to happen, not knowing that

you had the key, you had the song!


The song that could infuse life

In the darkest corners, the farthest parts

If you had looked well enough, then

this distant star was always in your heart!


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