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Stars Are Stupid

September 25, 2012
By Emily_Greene GOLD, Spring Valley, California
Emily_Greene GOLD, Spring Valley, California
10 articles 0 photos 41 comments

I'm sitting in the sand, bundled up in some of my dad's old sweats. Its almost eight, the stars are out. I'm sagging the sweat pants to cover my freezing feet. Some of my friends are around the fire, singing their happy praise songs. Another is still down in the bay's rippling liquid ice. Some of the adults are sitting elsewhere exchanging stories.

I lay back and look up at the stars. Stars are stupid. I don't know why people like them so much. They're gigantic balls of fire and constant explosions, yet people think they're romantic. They're unimaginably far away and take many years, maybe hundreds, to be seen on Earth. In fact, most of the stars we see are already dead. Yet people peg their hopes and fantasies on them. You only see a small part of stars from Earth, a fraction of the light they really produce; no one can see their full potential from our planet by just glancing up. Yet people want to be them. Stars are stupid.

In a way, I'm like a star.

The author's comments:
It's not really a positive piece, sorry. I actually went to a surprise birthday party at the bay today that inspired this. I hope you like it.

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This article has 5 comments.

on Dec. 28 2013 at 2:31 pm
StarGazer9 GOLD, Marana, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do."

I have to agree with compassion, i didn't expect that! However, i really liked this piece. Great job.

on Oct. 7 2012 at 1:10 pm
Emily_Greene GOLD, Spring Valley, California
10 articles 0 photos 41 comments
Thank you very much, I'll try.

on Oct. 7 2012 at 12:25 am
compassion GOLD, Nowhere, Other
12 articles 17 photos 153 comments

Favorite Quote:
Expect to have hope rekindled,expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways! The dry seasons in life do not last,the spring rains will come again.

Unexpected ending! Nice write,keep it up. 

on Oct. 4 2012 at 6:07 pm
Emily_Greene GOLD, Spring Valley, California
10 articles 0 photos 41 comments
Thank you. Congratulations on being published in the magazine. I hope to be published there someday too.

on Oct. 4 2012 at 5:24 am
Savannainthesky GOLD, West Suffield, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"It may have been in pieces.. but I gave you the best of me"-Jim Morrison(the doors)

wow i really like this,it had such an unexpected ending! 5 stars! keep it up!:)