Chairete, oi philoi! Today it’s an original poem by me, describing the lessons a single star in the night sky can teach us.
A single point of light
Glowing in the dark night
Its million brothers dimmed by the city lights
But it keeps on burning
Like the last ember left in the fireplace of night.
A group of giant Cyclopes lives at the world’s edge
All of them in a deep slumber
But one is awake,
Beaming down at us
Letting his single eye illuminate the sea of blackness.
The lone star, shining all by itself
Whispers words of comfort to the sorrowful,
Reassures the hopeless, makes them hopeful,
That, however vast may darkness be
It can be dulled
Even by the tiniest point of light.
The lone star
Teaches us all a lesson
To always keep the spirit of virtue alive within
To remember, that a fleck of light
Is more prominent
Than an ocean of darkness.
To keep the fight within alive,
To boldly block the stones life throws at you
And tread upon them, and crush them,
And show it what you’re made of.
Be courageous and get up
Even when the ones around you have fallen,
Have given up, are broken beyond repair,
Be strong, like the lone star, defying all obstacles
March on, and let the world bathe in your light.