A Love Letter to the Stars

I have always wanted to be nocturnal,

To Live by the light of the moon.

There’s something about the stars – they’re eternal.

I pray the sun sets soon.


Dreams and wishes and hope and light,

Placed perfectly in the sky.

I’ll never understand the power of the night,

How it fills me with love or why?


There are things I hate about space,

It’s far too big and unknown.

But it is my safe place,

I long to call it home.


I’m in love with the stars,

how they are mine and ours.


© Ruth Awolola from Rising Stars New Young Voices in Poetry (Otter-Barry Books)