Watching From A Star
I wonder as I sit here
and look at the dark, clear sky
are you watching from one of those stars?
Seeing all the turns and ups and downs.
Were you there when I gambled
with a life decision and lost everything
that had been built through the years.
The moments of struggle to get it all back,
where giving up would have been easy.
Strength was so hard to find then.
Wonder if you were watching a new life
where success and failure went hand in hand.
There were times the smile was taken
and thoughts of leaving to be a person
that I was many years ago seemed easier.
So many times through the years
I have spoken to you for strength
without a guiding word in return,
leaving me without direction.
Would you have stepped in
if it looked like I was going
to a place I should not have?
Those times of confusion
were not so long ago
however I am at peace now
with the turns taken,
new relationships built,
the love given.
I cannot help as I stare at the sky
but wonder if you would have been proud
at what you may have seen
if you were watching from the brightest star.
July 4, 2018
© Andrew Scott - Just A Maritime Boy 2018