Calypso's Lament

Calypso's Lament

A Poem by Cpt. Alex Rover

Inspired by the story of Calypso from greek mythology and contemporary literature of the same type


Every night I go out.

All my life I’ve been seeing stars

And I always wait.


The falling ones still sparkle as they tumble out of the sky

And they still shine in the mud

Briefly lighting up the dark


I pick them up, one by one

Wipe them off, wash them

And with a peck on the cheek, I throw them back to the sky


Every time, as they fly back

They wave and shed tears of sparkling joy

Then resume their place, lighting up the sky


So every night I go out

All my life I’ve been seeing stars

And I always wait.


But sometimes I wonder,

Staring out at this dark, lonely place

If I should have kept one, 


Just one star, to light up the gloom.

But the last one dropped a golden tear

And it still shines at night.


So I’ll place it beside my bed

It will light up this gloom

And so I’ll smile.


And every night I’ll go out

For all my life I’ll be seeing stars

And I’ll keep on waiting


© 2017 Cpt. Alex Rover

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WOW. this is really beautiful.. I really love the line "but the last one dropped a golden tear" It's such a description that makes you almost see it. Beautifully written my friend

Posted 1 Year Ago

Cpt. Alex Rover

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much! Theres a second part too, im putting it up now

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Added on June 21, 2017
Last Updated on August 1, 2017


Cpt. Alex Rover
Cpt. Alex Rover

Quezon, Metro Manila, Philippines

Avid reader and writer from the PH, I write and act in plays, but I love poetry and short stories, particularly writing them, my main topics being Science-Fantasy and its applicable genres. I speciali.. more..