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A Shooting Star

October 4, 1996

I walked out into the pitch black night,
And as I stood there, with a gentle cool breeze
Blowing through my Auburn hair.

I looked up at the black sky,
And saw millions of stars twinkling at me.

And at that moment I heard a voice dancing in my head,
The voice was soft,
And whispered sweet words to me.

I started to walk into the night,
And the voice told me to look again
Up at the stars.

As I looked up, I saw it in a flash!
A shooting star had flashed across the sky.

I quickly made my wish,
And continued on,
And as I walked away,
I felt a warm feeling cover me,
Like a warm embrace.

By: Lirica Copyright 1996

This poem was entered in a poetry contest. A quote from the letter recieved by The National Library of Poetry, "It is my pleasure to inform you that after carefully reading "A Shooting Star" our Selection Committee has certified your poem as a semi-finalist in our North American Open Poetry Contest." This poem was also selected for possible publication.

I'm pleased to report that on Jan. 7, 1999 I recieved in the mail a letter stating that my poem above will be published and a copy of the publisher's proof representing my poem as it is now scheduled to appear in print.

If you have a poem that you would like to enter in their contest, (they have a contest every month. You may only enter 1 poem per month.) here is the following information:

How To Enter

Anyone may enter the competition simply by sending in Only One original poem, any subject, any style, to:

The National Library of Poetry
Suite 1356
1 Poetry Plaza
Owings Mills, MD 21117-6282

The poem should be no more than 20 lines, and the poet's name and address must appear on the top of the page. Entries must be postmarked by November 30, of each year. All poets who enter will receive a response concerning their artistry within seven weeks.


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