There is no mystery in why you look to the sky

When you wonder who exactly you are

For though you are bound to this Earth

You were surely born unbound in the stars


You are a celestial being in frail frame

Hung in a spherical spinning gallery

Life flung to the terra firma by chance

Your true nature lost in the reverie


Do not forget from whence you did come

For a universe exists within you

The depth and vastness that you hold

Is what you seek in your skyward view


You play out your sedentary life

On a mantled orb as you must

But never forget where you came from

For we are all made of the same stardust




26 Responses to “Stardust”
  1. Truth eloquently penned!

  2. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Hello Brad, a most beautiful poem and a subject close to my heart. Loved the precise words, the perfect image created and the flow, so rhythmic and musical. Love your writing and your style, you are certainly one of the best in my book! All the best to you from Spain, hope you are well, staying safe and home during these times.
    Your friend,

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you, my dear friend! You are so gracious with your praise. I am well and safe. Hoping you, your loved ones, and your great country all the best during these trying times. Sending hope and love from the U.S.

      • Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

        Thank you my friend, I truly appreciate that and I am glad to hear you are well as is your family, friends and loved ones. Love and health from Spain!

  3. Shailja... says:

    Hey, I was going through random blocks, when I found this poem of yours. It’s beautiful.
    I agree that we all have a pinch of stardust in us and that’s why we look up at the sky.
    Reminds me of the captions of one of my paintings- ‘sky is the only confidant’.

  4. Jim Borden says:

    what beautiful imagery: “Life flung to the terra firma by chance”. I can picture us sailing from the stars to earth at the speed of light.

    Your poem reminds me of the classic song “Woodstock”, written by Joni Mitchell:

    We are stardust
    We are golden
    And we’ve got to get ourselves
    Back to the garden

  5. Good morning Brad
    This is so beautiful. Its a philosophical poem.
    “Do not forget from whence you did come
    For a universe exists within you”
    Enjoy your Sunday my dear friend.

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    Your words hold so much truth Brad. I also find this to be an uplifting piece with these times. I can’t pick out a single line or two because they all work so well together, the cycle of life. Then our heavenly life. Please stay safe, healthy and be blessed. Love πŸ’• Joni

  7. What a beauty-full poem. Thanks for sharing this. Really a very valuable post. Continue posting such amazing things.

  8. kristianw84 says:

    Gahh!!! 😍😍 So beautiful! This might be my new favorite of yours. It’s hard to choose, (I have so many,) but I definitely relate to this one. I can almost always be found looking up at the sky. Stargazing is one of my favorite things in the whole world. It’s why I could never live in a city. I’d miss the stars far too much!! 🌌

  9. Gorgeous.β™‘
    I’ve read many poems about stardust and space, but your words and the way you write always add something new to anything I could’ve ever read before. Your words invoke such a lovely starlit imagery, a textured calmness.
    It’s always brilliant!
    Seeking out the depth and vastness inside of us in our skyward view? Oh wow.

    As lovely as you always write Brad!
    I loved it! 😊 πŸ’œ

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