A Starfish Perspective  

hugme2u2 64F
19 posts
12/5/2005 3:35 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

A Starfish Perspective

A Starfish Perspective

I am a starfish, I am life --
Just one of billions on this earth.
To some, my shell's a novelty
But only God know what I'm worth.

I don't live high or breathe rare air.
Instead, I cling to rocks and hide.
Yet nothing's sure and on one's safe
From sudden storms and shifting tides.

One night a crashing current came
And ripped me from the ocean floor.
By early dawn the tide was gone.
Ten thousand stars were washed ashore --

Stranded high upon the sand,
Exposed to sun and doomed to die,
And then a miracle appeared,
A Barefoot boy who dared ask why.

He made quick work along the beach,
Throwing stars out one by one.
An older man just walked up
And gestured toward the rising sun.

"The stars outnumber you," he said
"They stretch as far as you can see.
You can't change what has happened here.
It makes no difference. Can't you see?"

The boy took time and heard the words
And faced the man who seemed perplexed.
The boy then answered in his way
With simple action he took next.

He picked me up and hurled me out
Toward ocean, sea and golden sun.
As I soared, I heard him say
"I made a difference to that one."

~~Adapted from "The Star Thrower," by Loren Eisley

NOTE: I love this poem. It says just what I feel about life.


HighPocKets1938 78M

12/9/2005 1:42 am

If one can make a difference in just one others life, his own existance is much more than justified.
Thank you dear one for reminding me.


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