Stars: #Poetry




Image by




Stars collide

Rainbow showers of atoms and oxygen fill the air

We look to the heavens at the long-dead wonder

We hear nothing, no sound reaches our ears

Death is silent.

Birth in the cosmos goes unheard

Unlike the screams of mothers below

Will the child’s life be blessed?

Will the path he treads be smooth?

Will he find love to last a lifetime

Or is it all one big accident like colliding stars…

Do we meet a stranger to let fate lead us

Into a lifetime of indifference?

Should we take notice of those untimely collisions?

Walk on by, choose another unnamed for us

Is it heart or mind that leads us?

Do our eyes deceive us?

Is it beauty that blinds us to what should have been…

©Anita Dawes


Are You Afraid of Tomorrow?




I am afraid of tomorrow, of what it might bring

Of a hunger for things unseen, yet unknown

A feeling that something interferes with your thoughts, your plans

That something watches, waiting for you to mess up

Take the wrong road.

Spend too much time on things that go nowhere.

There are days when the world around you

Feels as though it is made of treacle

Each step you take, your feet gather more of the sticky stuff

Until you feel as if you are wearing lead boots.

Tomorrow comes; the sun shines through your window

Birdsong filters through your sleeping mind.

Today you believe in angels

You put the lead boots in the cupboard

Open the window and let the new day in

Let the soft summer breeze carry yesterday’s dark thoughts away…

Anita Dawes