Saturday, September 24, 2005

Hidden Star

Here star waits to shine;
You have chosen to hide
In the misty clouds of time.
Everything is obscure in
That foggy cosmos of feet,
Everything except something
Which nothing can wipe from
Your view, being the reasons
Why you bank behind the backlit
Clouds, shedding light only to
Make something beside yourself
Shine and be seen as though
It could produce light itself.
What are you waiting for?
What manner of evil could
Keep you from doing what you are?


Sue hardy-Dawson said...

realy lovely, uplifting poem, will save it for sad friends, if that's ok!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Sue for the nice words! Please feel free to copy away!

Sue hardy-Dawson said...


themadamefiles said...

Oh Russell, I have missed reading you and Gama - the two most amazing poets in cyberspace! This poem is beautiful (as are all of your poems) and the last line of this one just struck a chord in me - especially with what is going on in my life now.

I will be back! Fall is here and it's time for hybernation in front of the computer!!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi and welcom back themadamefiles! Glad you found this interesting. Happy re-reading; you have been greatly missed!