Poem – Stars

(For the Rev. James J. Daly, S. J.) 
Bright stars, yellow stars, flashing through the air,

Are you errant strands of Lady Mary’s hair?

As she slits the cloudy veil and bends down through,

Do you fall across her cheeks and over heaven too? 
Gay stars, little stars, you are little eyes,

Eyes of baby angels playing in the skies.

Now and then a winged child turns his merry face

Down toward the spinning world — what a funny place! 
Jesus Christ came from the Cross (Christ receive my soul!)

In each perfect hand and foot there was a bloody hole.

Four great iron spikes there were, red and never dry,

Michael plucked them from the Cross and set them in the sky. 
Christ’s Troop, Mary’s Guard, God’s own men,

Draw your swords and strike at Hell and strike again.

Every steel-born spark that flies where God’s battles are,

Flashes past the face of God, and is a star. 

Curiosity – Rohit Singh

Does height, ever madeBirds scared? ? 
Do fishes get scared of water, sometimes? ? 
Do droplets not think about, 

Getting vaporized in sun? ? 
What does water do, 

When it gets thirsty? ? 
How does the shadow of light look like? ? 
How does silence, 

Sounds like? ? 
Why does silence scream so loud? 
Why do trees not run, 

When there is a fire in the jungle? ? 
When will the sun come, 

To collect his debt? ? 
Why does moon borrow light from, 

The sun to light up, our nights? ? 
How can rivers be so determined, 

To fulfill their destiny? ? 
Mountains, do they even know, 

How many people, live off them? ? 
When will wind be tired? ? 
Why does light waste its time

By going to a blind man? ? 
Does time, have a master plan, 

Of unequal distribution? ? 
Does education, have the knowledge that, 

It’s being used only for money? ? 
How sad do stars get, 

When they don’t see us at night? ? 
Is death laughing or feeling disrespected, 

After finding out that people are more afraid of

“What others will say” than her? ? 
Is law not getting depressed, 

Serving the very same people, 

It wants to punish? ?