“Stars Can’t Shine Without Darkness”

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“Stars can’t shine without darkness.”
Then we wouldn’t see their light.
Without the presence of shadows,
they’d never shine so bright.

But, sometimes, the dark can be a scary place
when all you can see is pitch black.
Just remember the dark is a temporary state.
The light will always come back.

I have struggled to start writing poetry again ever since I got help for my depression. My depression was always my inspiration for my poetry. A friend of mine is a teacher and told me of a technique where you pick a favorite quote or song lyric and use that as the first line then build your poem off of that. And finally, months later, I picked up and a pen and began to write. It's short, but that's because I'm just getting started again and I didn't want it to turn into something I wasn't happy with. I am vey happy with how this turned out and I hope to keep writing more again.

One thought on ““Stars Can’t Shine Without Darkness””

  1. Wow ! Before even reading your last paragraph you wrote about yourself and you’re poetry, I said to my fiance “Wow this poem is really really good! ” Thank you for sharing about your depression it touched my heart because I am also struggling with depression but without health care (it’s so hard to deal with everyday!) My depression also inspired me to write poetry as well. Chin up, Head High and just keep on keeping on!? Your Inspiring, people like me look up to you??

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