Poem: She Placed a Star

I wrote this poem for a friend who is a frequent source of inspiration, Mukti Masih – a published poetess, freelance writer and beautiful woman from India…

I watched as she placed a star in the night sky
Fixed by her gentle touch, as though meant to be
Brilliantly aglow in its constellation
Within my heart, I have a space for Mukti

I read her verse
A birthday gift
The words rang true, indeed

If I may ask
Just one more time
I’ll listen and pay heed

Please hear my call
Through prayer today
Desires of the heart

To find a way
And bridge the gap
Together, make a start

Eternity so long, when love lives alone
Like an empty house, with one room but no phone

Longing for her voice
As the day draws near
Both hands, hand-in-hand
Our path ahead clear

© 2021 Phil Perkins

PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

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  1. Awwwwww Phil, how beautiful and touching. 🥰 💐 😘 You have a loving and kind heart my friend. 💖 💘 💝 Thank you for sharing this sweet poem that you dedicated to Mukti with us!!! 🙏🏼

    1. I very much appreciate your kind words, my dear friend Mukti, 🙏 as well as your encouragement and inspiration. ✍🏼 I think you’re a rock star…a gifted and very talented woman of extraordinary beauty! Thank you, and I wish you a wonderful weekend. ​💕✨​

        1. You are so kind, Michele. ❣️ Thank you for these heartfelt words, so very thoughtful of you ~ much appreciation my friend. 🙏🏼

  2. what a heartfelt piece and gift you shared honoring Mukti with us Phil. Sooo touching. What a special impact she has made I can see. I’ll go visit her now. Thanks my friend!💖

    1. Thank you very much. Yes, I’ve enjoyed Mukti’s writings and poetry over several years. She is an intellectually compelling, creatively talented and very beautiful woman, for whose friendship I am grateful. Have a great weekend, dear Cindy. 🤗🌹

      1. That’s lovely and I appreciate it that you share your friends with us… I am now following her as well. Your friends a bit great pics and I’m enjoying getting to know them all so thank you 💕

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