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This poem shows that there is always someone or something that you can talk to.

The Wishing Star

"Stars are made for wishing on"
My very best friend told me
So I gazed upon an October night's sky
And I picked the brightest star I could see

I named my star Karen
A very special name
Now that this star had a title
She was all mine to claim

I thought about what I wanted
Something that I could wish for
But as I thought about my wish I realized
Into this process should go much more

Karen should know my thoughts
Behind each and every wish
So before I made my wish that night
I told to Karen this

I could wish for money
Because my family is very poor
However to be rich, money is not a necessity
A person needs so very much more

I could wish for that special boy to like me
And say those three little words
But love is a much more sacred link
That comes on a path with thousands of curves

I could wish to be famous
To be someone other than myself
But self worth is measured by much more than
Having the most trophies on your shelf

Instead I want to be rich in spirit
Sound in soul and mind
I wish that when I see the pot at the end of the rainbow
Character is what I will find

Instead I wish for understanding
And courage in matters of love
I pray I'll meet the special someone
And through tough times we will rise above

Most of all I wish for the ability to know and like
Who I am and what I have become to be
And I ask that you help me realize
That I am special even if that's not what I always see

I thanked Karen for listening to
My wishes and my dreams
And there she is shinning bright
No matter how dark it seems

Karen listens to all I say
Even though she live in a world so far
But no matter where either of us end up living
She will always be my wishing star
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91 Visitor Comments

Nikki
omg. i absolutely LOVED this poem, mainly because it reminds me of my best friend Danelle. anyway. keep up the amazing work!
denny
i thouth it was very good
Leanna
Well written! You have a true insight of the reality of life.
Brittany
this poem is a very good state about life and what people should look at. it shows that ur not the only one going through it. nice poem.
kristine
very touching. i like the way you wrote it. by reading it, you seem to mesmerize my soul and make me want to finish it. i hope all your dreams in your come true. God bless you always. and keep up the good work!(wink!)
Amanda
thanks for writing this poem is very beautiful.
Sherry
I found the poem very touching and uplifting. I myself am guilty of wishing on stars and found the poem to be one that can touch the hearts of many. It inspires us all to believe in ourselves and not seek an impossible perfection. Thanks for wrting this poem, it is just what I was looking for as part of an anniversary present scrapbook!
yasi
It was WONDERFUL!
REBECCA
THIS IS A NICE POEM. KEEP WRITING.
Georgia
This is a great poem! I just wanna say a huge congrats to the poet who wrote it, because it is so good! Thanx :D!
tiffany
i really liked ur poem. i thought u was really really good. keep up the good work.
abbey
that poem was gorgeous, really lovely. YOu touched me, well done!
Yolanda
I love your poem because it reminds me of me . I always wanted to be famous and to be wish and to be the bset dancer there ever was ab ever since i was young I always wished on a star and that I'm older I know now that if I want to become all of these things in life now I NOW THAT I HAVE TO WORK FOR IT!
Tarren
this poem has the ability to reach in and conect with the reader it gives you something to think about and something to feel i liked this alot
Daisy
I Loved It! 1-10 I Give It A Ten!
Josh
You have talent as a poet. One of the better poems i have seen on the site. I'm impressed, and that saying a lot. (I'm picky. ) Touching poem, nice and long to express an enlongated point. Very nice. -Josh Mayfield
Amber
I loved it =]
Becky
Thank you for creating that poem it was truly wonderful keep it up
janessa
I really enjoyed this peom because i have always felt i needed to wish for all thos things so i could feel right and in place. the money and that one special boy and everything else. But she is true in saying that everything is not always what u need and this poeom made me realize that i dont need all those things i need a wishing star. And i thank her for writing it for everyone to read and realize.
Sakura
This is such a good poem! the person who wrote this is awsome!
oc
beautiful poem
Courtney
this was GREAT i'm sure there is a lot of people who can relate having somebody to talk to
Camille
I love this poem because it reminds me of myself i feel the same way at times.
Sam
your poem was soo deep and filled with such emotion, im not sure i have ever read something so heart filled that i didnt need to read it again it was excellent i really enjoyed it
Leah
I adore this poem because it describes the moment when you realize the monsters aren't under the bed, but inside you. It is like when Maturity finally starts to hit you. It's beautiful. I made a personal connection with it.
Aditi
sweet n simple
Sandra
i ABSOLUTELY loved your poem
brook
~!* that peom really touched me it made me think of my dad that past away. even though i do the same by sitting in my bedroom praying to god and telling him how i wish that such tradjety would never happen but now i no as i get older. ~!*
Sara
I thought it was beautiful. I loved it. Great job!
hannah
very good
Shannon
I am speechless.
Deepa
This poem is really awesome and soemthing opened sleeping thoughts. I found myself rosey. -dee
carmi
excellent! what a wonderful poem! awesome! nice joB!
Leanne
All i can say is WOW.
corissa
wow this is a great poem. u seem to have ur goals and priorties really in place. i admire u and respect u and i wish and pray for the same things. thanks for being honest!
Erica
I liked that poem because she is asking for much needed things. like courage and love. she's not asking to be Donald Trump or Janet Jackson, but she is asking for something that everyone needs and espiecially(SP) her. i give you an 8.
Jenifer
This is a really beautiful poem it fits me so well thank you for sharing such a great poem. Keep writing girl your the best
Jessica
omg that was so good u rock! ive never heard taht quote before and now that i have read your poem i know i have someone who cares. even though its not a person i know that if i had my own special star id know everything will be ok
shanker
i'm totally blur after i read this poem. How can a person write such a poem ,it's really touch my heart. the best line of the poem is the line which the author say to understand your self. i also love the way the author say that love,money and popularity is something we can't buy or wish for. it is something we must try ouirself to get it. wow. what a poem
Leslie
Hey I just want to say this poem shoots(rocks)! It was well written and keep it up! Wishing on a star is more than a wish! Its a thought like u said in your poem! It helps to know u have something to help u! Thanks!
karen
its a very good and understanding poem. i like it so much. its also well written too.
Pauline
Everyone should have a Wishing Star. It's a wonderful idea. A beautiful poem!
Vanessa
this touched me so much! i love this poem!
Edwina
i lost my cousin named karen thank you
Casey
This poem is very inspiring because one day I would like to be a writter and this poem is a poem that keeps my hopes up and encouarges me to persue this dream.
Nadeena
It is very passionate about what you can talk about. In situations like that, you can talk about anything. Just wish I had that luxury.
Mari
damn. this is hott. I thought I was the only one who talked to the 'special' star and name it.
sharae
That was great, i feel da same. most people should look at the world as u explained. u did great. i give u lots of propps for dat poem.
Hortense
I love this poem as it is very inspiring and the poet personalizing it makes it more special. I will give a copy to my daughters kimberly and Johari.
angelyn
I am always touched with poems like this. About life, wishes and compassion. I would like to vote for this poet. Congratulations!
Stephanie
Sometimes people may write a poem and not think its good, but Sarah you ROCK! The poem you wrote is behond GOOD its awesome. KEEP WRITING NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS! No matter who they are. You encouraged me. KEEP IT UP!
laura
girl, that brought me to tears and i think that was so lovely u get a 10 and keep the good work up and please dont stop with the poems keep them coming
lauren
this is a very good poem i love the way she makes it sound i feel so touched
MEYA
I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT THIS POEM WAS WRITTEN VERY WELL. AND IT HELPED ME REMEMBER THAT I ONCE TO HAD A STAR TO SIDH UPON.
Nur
I truly loves this poem; 'The Wishing Star' It is very encouraging and very beautifully written!
Ren
i love this poem. thats all i can say.
Kristin
It's good that you can encourage many people to love theirselves. Keep on writing your amking a teenage world so much more understandable
Alasha
I thought your poem was great. I could so understand how you felt and I know where you're coming from. Keep writing and maybe your poems will be published somewhere and inspire someone else to write.
whispers
this poem means a lot to me because i do the same thing every naight the stars are out give or take some details.
Katie
It's beautiful. It hits the reader smack dab in the heart. perfect.
Jessica
This was just the poem I was looking for. You have a true talent for writing poetry!Keep up the excellent work!
ashu
Hey,this poem is really 'Good'. When i read it. there was some kinda happiness on my face. breathtaking really. very touching!i have added it in one of my fav. collection. This poem is to something to learn from. i will give this poem full 10 points
Julia
i luvv da poem. it's very creative n meanz lotz of things its as if sayin u cud wish fo all those things. this poem ish gREAT!
Rachel
Wow, that was really cute! I have had the worst night crying over many things, and I just wanted something to inspire me. I really wish that i was someone creative and could write things like this! But I can't, so I read things like this and reading helps me get things out! So thanks for the help
GEMMA
VERY INSPIRATIONAL!
Mari
I just wanted to let you know that is a great poem i would give you a 10. We can wish for every thing but there will be always something that we cant have. If we are rich we might not have love. Who knows that might be why God made us who we are
Ari
When I frist read this poem, I thought it was well planned out and creative, but now this poem means something to me. I've learned to accept myself for who I am and not to wish to be someone different, and I also learned to treasure all the things I already have, and not to wish for more.
Leish
Thats a great poem an i agree with all these other comments posted here. its really touching and makes a lot sence once u think about, its deep and has tons of meaning thrown into it. Keep up the good work, i wanna read more poems by such a good poet as u sarah. Your great!
cassy
i like this poem it's very deep
meag
this poem is so cute, i really felt what was being said! i really enjoyed reading this, so i sent it to my friend!
Rory
i really enjoyed reading this poem!nice job sarah!
mandy
That was one of the best poems I have ever read. It has such great thought. I can totally relate to it
KATIE
I THOUGHT YOUR POEM WAS VERY BEAUTIFUL, IT GOT THE POINT OUT THAT MONEY CAN'T BUT HAPPIENESS AND THAT WHAT I'VE ALWAYS THOUGHT
Teila
I love this poem it is so true and thought out.
Kimmy
buitiful poem
Alisa
Very good poem, very true!
Snow
for the last few weeks I have been trying to find out what i wished in life.. and your poem brough the answer.. thx for the poem .
johnny
i being a male, don't cry. thats what i found in this poem, the feeling hit close to home for me. I liked it.
patty
amazing sweet touching poem.
LaTasha
I found The Wishing Star to be a greta poem. It was very touching for me, and it gives a sense of hope, and courage to those who wonder and need to find their inter self. It was a very enjoyably reading.
brian
great poem, more people should know about it
Ewan
This poem is one of the best I've ever read. Good Job, Sarah!
Lauren
This poem is very well written. I am a firm believer in wishing upon stars, and it sometimes feels like they are the only things that understand me. Some of my wishes are superficial and won't matter in the long run, but some go deeper. Thank you for this poem.
Steve
I was amaized by this poem. I write poetry to to get away from the world and this poem really struck me. I loved it
Lauri
That is such a beautiful poem. I love it! It's very true too of what we want to wish for and we what we know we should wish for.
Samantha
This is a great poem! It expresses what i feel inside and outside!
Anastacia
it was beautiffull
Kimberley
congratulations on writing a very well written piece of poerty, which expresses, i'm sure, what every teenager wishes during times of their lives.
Nicole
This poem is one of the best i have ever read. It touched my heart and it made me realize that when people find a penny heads up or see a shooting star that they wish for a pony, or to be rich, or to be famous and it makes u think " well hmm... those things will only last a few years in life" but wishing for a good personality will get u everywhere and i think its a great message.
turtle
i love ur poem..i wish i had a something or someone who would just listen to me too:(
JAY
THIS POEM I THOUGHT WAS VERY WROTE. I FEEL THAT THERE WAS ALOT MORE TO BE UNDERSTOOD. I AM ONLY 14 YEARS OLD AND NOT VERY INTERESTED IN POTERY BUT I THINK THIS WAS VER VER VERY GOOD

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