Star Bright


by Sybil Leonard Armes

I saw a canopy of stars,

Splashed on a velvet sky,

Like crystal beads upon a dress,

In sparkling clusters lie.

I read this secret in the night,

Upon the moon’s pale face,

God uses stars as diamond pins,

To hold the sky in place.

Today marks the one year anniversary that our friends’ son took his life. While I hope to never experience the pain our friends have endured this past year, unbearably difficult is that our young friend passed away on his mother’s birthday.


This book belonged to my grandma Margaret Adelaide Patterson Appell Mazzoncini

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❤ May you forever shine. ❤

  20 comments for “Star Bright

  1. Amy
    January 11, 2017 at 5:36 am

    How awful. I am so sorry for their pain and their loss.

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    • January 11, 2017 at 10:30 am

      Thanks, Amy. I can only imagine their pain. Just hoping that prayer has a peaceful impact. What is the take away here, the lesson? Are there any? Can there be? I’m helpless here. 😦

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      • Amy
        January 11, 2017 at 2:34 pm

        No, no lessons. Except never underestimate anyone else’s pain.

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        • January 12, 2017 at 8:54 am

          Yes. I agree. If this opens the hearts of others then maybe, just maybe, something positive may result. ❤

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  2. January 11, 2017 at 12:30 am

    A befitting tribute.

    I love the reference to the velvet sky and the jewels on a dress. Sincere and poetry at its best .

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    • January 11, 2017 at 10:25 am

      Thank you so much. This has been an incredible thing to witness. I can only hope that should they see the love in my heart (and many, many others) that they will feel somewhat more at peace. ❤ Thanks for stopping by. 🙂


  3. January 10, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Beautiful poem and so incredibly sad. I can’t even begin to imagine the anguish your friends must have gone through (and are still grappling with). Sending love and prayers.

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    • January 10, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      I can’t wrap my brain around it. It’s THE worst thing. I keep them in my prayers and hope they find a measure of peace. ❤ Thank you for the loving thoughts.

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  4. January 10, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Happy 2017.
    Good posts, beautiful blog.
    Welcome to see my creations:

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  5. January 10, 2017 at 7:08 am

    I’m so sorry for your friends’ loss. Losing a son or daughter to suicide is one of the hardest things in the world. I don’t think any of us have adequate words in those times, but just being there for your friends is a huge gift. And so is remembering their son.

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    • January 10, 2017 at 9:06 am

      It’s crushing from what I’ve seen. Devastation beyond anything most of us know. Now more than ever I’m hoping and trusting in the power of prayer. ❤

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  6. January 9, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Beautiful poem. I’m sure the loss is still quite fresh. I’m sorry.

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 9, 2017 at 3:37 pm

      It’s unbearably sad. They’ve experienced other pain this past year but also great joy in their new granddaughter. That has made all the difference. In times like these, I never know what to say. There are no words that adequately describe how I feel, or what would be appropriate. It’s a circumstance where I feel utterly useless. I just hold them tightly in my prayers and hope they are able to find a measure of peace. ❤ Thanks for your kind comment.

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      • January 9, 2017 at 3:41 pm

        That’s the best thing you can do. Life is like that. Not all good but good comes in to soften the pain.

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        • January 9, 2017 at 4:38 pm

          Oh, I love that. Good comes in to soften the pain. Thank you. 💜💜💜

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