- of starlight and sorrows -

- of starlight and sorrows -

A Poem by Brenda Woods

she dreamed a world for herself because the truth was too terrible

we are all made of stardust

but none more than her�"
it runs through her veins
pools in her heart;
if we are all made of stardust
then she is a star

she is passion, love
she burns hot and bright
and she is human, utterly so
deeply flawed and vulnerable
her soul aches with loneliness
her mind wanders, creates bliss

you’ll find her dancing to carmen
ethereal, free
eyes closed, head upturned
she imagines constellations
bare feet on grass
a world where she isn’t kept behind bars

for what more could ease a lonely soul?
she yearns to fly away
to escape; heart wild and free
it itches through every inch of her skin
eyes closed, starlight burns
on the inside of her eyelids

you can cage her;
but she’ll always find a way to the stars

© 2017 Brenda Woods

Author's Note

Brenda Woods
Boy it's been a long time since I've written poetry, longest writer's block ever :/ I'm back though~ at least one more piece on the way (though I'm currently unable to post it as it's part of a zine that's in the preorder stage at the moment!)
Sorry if this piece seems a bit clunky - there's a few lines in here that I struggled to make work - though let me know if I'm just being overly critical ;)

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Added on August 31, 2017
Last Updated on August 31, 2017
Tags: doctor who, oswin oswald, space, imprisonment, starlight, sorrow, loneliness


Brenda Woods
Brenda Woods

Auckland, New Zealand

19 year old costume student. I love costumes, cosplay, music and writing. Flute player since 2005, I also play piccolo, guitar and ukulele. Most of my writing tends to be poetry or lyrics/songwriting,.. more..