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A light I see, far off in the distance. It's a star, I told myself.
No other thought surpassed it, I want to reach it.
I struggle in the darkness, slowly heading for it, not knowing, not thinking.
I know this is what I want. I want the star.


It gets brighter, I can feel its warm touch, though I'm far from it.
Joy overwhelms my soul, I'm so close, so close to
my star. It's my star and nothing else matters.
I reach with my fingers, to touch it.


A candle. A lowly candle, my thoughts shattered.
This is not what I wanted. It's not my star.
I blink, and blink again, I see clearly. Up above.
There are hundreds, no millions of stars.


Why haven't I seen them? Why did I only notice that candle?
All of them, just there?
I reach for the sky, but they start to fade.
Why do they fade, but the candle still burns?


My candle. I get it now. It's my candle, I can't change that.
I accept that I will receive nothing else.
But I weep, I'll never have that star.
Or the other million that was within my grasp.
A thought that crossed my mind tonight. Interpret it however way you want. I made it so you would think up your own interpretations :)

EDIT: Two years after, I suddenly receive a DD for this?! Thank you, guys! And I thank GrimFace242 and Neccers for making it possible. Just, wow, wow, I don't usually have an honor like this ;~;
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Given 2014-03-22
:iconaaronfirebird1:
AaronFireBird1 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Damn dude...thats beautiful VmV
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Drydell-da-Vinci Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
It's old, and my friends and dA has made me proud of it still :heart: Thanks man ;~;
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AaronFireBird1 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Well its wonderful...beutiful, and im glad you have friends and da who helped you ^w^
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Drydell-da-Vinci Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
You're one of them, remember that ;)
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:iconaaronfirebird1:
AaronFireBird1 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
But by the looks of this, this was way before you and I conversed
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:icondrydell-da-vinci:
Drydell-da-Vinci Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I meant you're one of my helpful friends XD
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:iconaaronfirebird1:
AaronFireBird1 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Oh....well I didn't think to classify myself there, just someone who pops up every now and then and offers help
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Drydell-da-Vinci Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Popping up means alot to someone as lonely as I am XD
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TheAstrologist Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Congrats on the DD, it's well deserved. :)
-Elizabeth
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:icondrydell-da-vinci:
Drydell-da-Vinci Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That means so much to me, thank you so much ;~;
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TheAstrologist Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
No problem. :D
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014   Writer
A late congrats on the DD! I like the imagery here. I like the message even more. I like everything I see here. :iconorangesparklesplz:
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:icondrydell-da-vinci:
Drydell-da-Vinci Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I greatly appreciate you liking things about this piece ;~;
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014   Writer
You're very welcome.
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Drydell-da-Vinci Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you ^^
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WilliamDallwitz Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student General Artist
ingenious and heartwarming
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:icondrydell-da-vinci:
Drydell-da-Vinci Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Why thank you, kind sir!
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WilliamDallwitz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student General Artist
my pleasure :)
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:iconforbiddensongstress:
ForbiddenSongstress Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Loved this! Very inspiring!
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Drydell-da-Vinci Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you, kind miss!
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ForbiddenSongstress Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome!
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MenollySagittaria Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So many possible life paths, but in the end you can only take one. Makes me think of people just graduating from high school or college, trying to figure out what it is they want to do, and then reflecting on how many other ways they could have done it. 
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Drydell-da-Vinci Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Choices, they can change a little, and alot, it can be amazing sometimes, no? :)
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MenollySagittaria Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep. If this were from my perspective, it would focus more on the initial anxiety of seeing so many and having to choose only one star.
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Drydell-da-Vinci Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
And no one else can take the blame for that one star you chose ;~;
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MenollySagittaria Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nope. -_-
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Drydell-da-Vinci Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Good luck with your star :wave:
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MenollySagittaria Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You too! ^_^
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Drydell-da-Vinci Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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sciencevsart Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very simple and direct. Like a conversation, maybe a song.
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Drydell-da-Vinci Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Now that I look at at it, yeah ^^;
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Yewrezz Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's very beautifully written :love:
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Drydell-da-Vinci Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness, thank you ;~; This was so long ago though...
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LovelyIcePrincess Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can totally relate to this, it's just a matter of acceptance for our realities, and doing the right thing, making the best of that candles
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Drydell-da-Vinci Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed, I like the way you go with that :)
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SilverGateForest Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Haunting.
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:icondrydell-da-vinci:
Drydell-da-Vinci Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
....interesting way to describe it thank you ^^
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Penis-Jam Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm really curious as to what your interpretation was for this.
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:icondrydell-da-vinci:
Drydell-da-Vinci Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Well, most of it revolves around regret and acceptance. Two feelings that go miserably together. What it is exactly, that depends.
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Penis-Jam Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student General Artist
I thought of it as reaching an aspiration. :shrug:

I love your writing style, it's very powerful.
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:icondrydell-da-vinci:
Drydell-da-Vinci Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I should find a way to write more often ;~;

Thanks, that means alot :heart:
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Penis-Jam Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student General Artist
If I don't have any good paper to draw on during school, I just write down crappy poems in a notebook. :lol:

:tighthug: I wish I could write like you.
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Drydell-da-Vinci Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I just made two today out of boredom xD

Pfft, I wish I could write like you xD
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Penis-Jam Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student General Artist
I wanna see! :eager:

You wanna write crappily? :stare:
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Drydell-da-Vinci Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Later ;~;
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Michawolf13 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Be thankful for the small things...
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:icondrydell-da-vinci:
Drydell-da-Vinci Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ooh, that's a good one :D
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:iconmichawolf13:
Michawolf13 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
But: "Shoot for the Moon, Even if you miss, youšll land among the Stars" by Les Brown
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