Jewels in the Sky

Distant Planet
See the jewels in the sky—they each are a precious world.
Someday you may walk on one. Someday you will travel far.
Sometimes, I expect too much from the future.
I want to promise you the journey that fills my dreams.

Pictures of alien mountains dart through my mind.
It would astound me—if I could only follow my heart.
When I imagine these places, I earnestly hope for success.
I think of a future filled with great deeds and adventures.

The world below my feet is solid and familiar.
I would give it up for a trip to a different world.
I’ve been through it in my mind again and again.
The possibilities seem just beyond my grasp.

Can you imagine a glimpse of what I see above?
Bright spots of light draw near as the sun sets.
Just look at the sparkling lights above.
As in ages past, their mysteries are infinite.

W. Wayne B.
Kindle poetry chapbook: Poems: Hope and Love

Follow me on Twitter: @williamwayneb

© 2014 W. Wayne B.
Original image: Distant Planet. By Paul Bailey Image license

About William Wayne Smith

I'm a poet, library fan and maker.
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