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All Shooting Stars Must Fall to Earth

Katherine York


An angel dying in the cold
Clouds spun out of silver and gold
The bleeding stars hung a broken moon
Words left lips too fast gone blue
Until death one knows not their worth
All shooting stars must fall to Earth

Whispers come on palest breath
Speaking secrets long un-kept
Deadened eyes of ebony
Glassy so they cannot see
Spectators surrounding their un-birth
All shooting stars must fall to Earth

The beating heart whose fate goes dim
Sanity that’s wearing thin
Ivory knives and sharpened bone
The distant light that’s calling her home
For crystal waves breaking on the surf
All shooting stars must fall to Earth

Until death one knows not their worth
Or spectators surrounding their un-birth
For the bleeding stars and crystal surf
All shooting stars must fall to Earth

 


Katherine York is fifteen and goes to Fonda-Fultonville High School in New York. She's had her autobiographical poem "Superman" published on the Teen Ink website. Katherine loves to write fantasy and contemporary romance stories, and her favorite author is Stephanie Perkins.

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