When I look up Into the Night Sky

When I look up Into the Night Sky

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When I look up Into the Night Sky

When I look up 
Into the Night Sky
I see a lot of stars
During the day
They all go away
do they watch me?
or are they asleep?
or they too are Insomniacs 
Gazing at me…

When I look up 
Into the Night Sky
I see a lot of stars
Are they a sign 
of Endless hope?
Or will the darkness
Engulf them all
one by one?

When I look up 
Into the Night Sky
I see a lot of stars
And
I see a lot of darkness
Each one of them
fighting its own battle
some emit light
some loan it
but they keep their
Fight on
Against the Darkness

When I look up 
Into the Night Sky
I see a lot of stars
I see a lot of Familiar faces 
sometimes they see 
the Same me
sometimes a strange me
but they Never turn 
their eye away

When I look up 
Into the Night Sky
I see a lot of stars
to them we are the same
we are just a Speck in time 
Or maybe
to them there is no time
We are, we were, we will be
just the Same 
like They are to us

When I look up 
Into the Night Sky
I see a lot of stars
do they look at us too? 
I wonder 
what do they wonder? 
did they keep me here 
to look at them?

When I look up 
Into the Night Sky
I see a lot of stars
do I know them? 
do they know me? 
they have Heard 
so many of my Prayers
they have Seen me 
Evolve everyday
to them 
I am Naked

When I look up 
Into the Night Sky
I see a lot of stars
I wonder 
how did they become stars?
If I keep looking at them
will I become one?
Or is it just an illusion… 

Manas ‘Sameer’ Mukul

What do you think every time you look at the stars? Would love to hear your thoughts. Leave them in the comments.

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14 Responses

  1. Rashi Roy says:

    That’s so beautifully written. We hardly think any deeper than ‘twinkle twinkle little star!’ Some of your lines are worth pondering like “do they look at us too?”
    Also, that sketch on your header looks cool 😎

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you so much for reading and appreciating. Means a lot. That sketch was made using an app. Haha… Will sketch myself one day… Tab dekhte hai. Thanks again. 😊👍🏽

  2. When I look up into the night sky, it just amazes me…
    The limitless canvas, to which I stare in awe, and I wonder about the world out there…
    May be a similar world from where someone’s looking at all of us with their telescopes for study about species called humans.
    Am I being watched?, Am I being observed? or I’m just one speck of dust in this vast universe.

    Beautiful poem, that makes me travel from my childhood memories of gazing stars from terrace and to this day when I wonder and think about infinity and vastness.
    The words like – they have seen me evolve every day, they keep their fight on against darkness, or its just my illusion… have deep thoughts to it.

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Wow. Thank you so much for such lovely words. It truly motivates me. You have written another version of it. Great. Keep the amazing work going. 😊👍🏽👏🏽👏🏽

  3. Beautiful poem.. gazing at the night sky and seeing the stars twinkle makes one wonder about so many questions. Each one fighting its own battle, beautiful imagery and even more wonderful contemplation.
    Deepika Sharma

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you so much for reading and liking the poem. Since childhood we have been fascinated with the night sky and stars… Just an attempt to express what all goes inside a curious mind. 😊👍🏽🙌🏽

  4. Wow! This poem is so beautiful and is still lingering on my mind. I would be thinking of all this when I see the stars!! Bravo!

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Am I not seeing what you all are seeing. Hehe. But seriously heartfelt gratitude for this appreciation. Sachi means a lot. Thank you again 😊👍🏽🙏🏽

  5. When I look up the stars I wish for calmness in my life and to the other world too. Your poem had made us ponder on the thought ,do stars look back at us and wonder at us.

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you so much for reading and I am glad that you could connect with it. Thank you again. 😊😊👍🏽👍🏽

  6. Arti Jain says:

    Lovely use of refrain that compels me to look at how I look at stars. Deeply reflective lines.

    • Manas Mukul says:

      Thank you so much Arti ji and now i too can say that Arti Jain visited my blog and read my poem 😁😁🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

  7. Ratna Prabha says:

    Wow, Manas! Such a beautiful poem! My favourite of all the wonderful lines was “did they keep me here to watch them”

Love your feedback!

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