Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Starlight--By Jim Teeters--United States


an evening star shines light below
the distant spark bursts forth alone
in darkness dim its light will show
a warrior's gun, a soldier’s moan

righteous leaders inspire with truth
but tyrants rule by fear and lies
they send to battle precious youth
a morning star looks down and cries

today let’s pray with hands upraised
the little star will shine on love
the evening star will be amazed
delighted, laugh and dance above

now prayer alone won't win the day
each caring soul must take command
a star can shine with bright display
but acts of love must save our land

Jim Teeters has published poetry in several anthologies. He conducts poetry workshops for children and adults and is active in poetry readings in the Seattle area through the Striped Water Poets. He is the author of six poetry collections and the book, Teach with Style, (ASTD Press July 2013). Jim is a retired social worker living in Kent, Washington.


  1. Hi Jim...I enjoyed reading your poem. Prayer can change things, but men must comply & practice God's truth! Thanks for sharing..~Chris

  2. I really enjoyed reading this inspired poem. I especially loved the line, "acts of love must save our land", for surely "faith without works is dead". it takes work to love not just in word but in deed.