Ill-Lit

A poem for children.

Two neighbouring stars float in the big black sky.

They shimmer and sparkle, always side by side.

And every night the stars put on a great show,

They shimmer and sparkle and dance and glow.

But one of the shining stars has a little secret.

She's scared to tell, but doesn't want to keep it;

For all these years she's been dimming her light,

So that her friend could shine so bright.

She holds her glow back, she does it out of love,

Scared to outdo her friend with her gleam from above.

Is this right, is this what true friendship is about?

If she keeps dimming her light will it one day go out?

The End

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