Frank Prem

looking up

when he looked up
to the sky
the stars shone


darkness filled spaces
between points
of light


from here on the ground
the next place
seemed so very far


he selected a stone
to reach the heart
of the moon


and it rose high
then it turned
to fall at his feet




inter-star travel
should be driven
by dreams


how far
he could go
fueled by his desire


the hope in his heart
would take him
past Jupiter ...


... could take him
to the stars




when I look up
to the night
I see stars shine




  • Michael Edwards

    I love your format and the thoughts which each stanza invoke - have read it twice and will return again later - super stuff Frank.

    • Frank Prem

      Thank you Michael. Encouragement leads to more.

    • Will Shootman

      very very dope. you ask a lot from a reader, and that's admirable - shows trust

      • Frank Prem

        Cheers Will. Glad you enjoyed the piece.

      • Goldfinch60

        Good write and I too have that dream, lets us go to the stars.

        • Frank Prem

          Thanks GF. Let's do it!

        • orchidee

          When ya going? Can I come too?! heehee.

          • Frank Prem

            Get aboard, O. Leaving soon.

            • orchidee

              You getting the No.7 bus there? Or is it No.11 goes there?!

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              Thanks FRANK ~ There is only ine sure route ~ that endorsed by the RAF "Ad Astra per Ardua" ~ Yours BRIAN. Please check ZIMBABWE ~ Thanks B.

              • Frank Prem

                Hey Brian. Thank you. Hard to believe Mugabe might be gone soon. Will wait and see.

                Strap in for your flight.

              • LaurašŸŒ»

                I read LOOKING UP a few times!
                Through hard work we will reach the stars!
                Great write!
                Beam me up, Scotty!

                • Frank Prem

                  We can only hope, Laura. Thank you.

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