Let Me Shine

I just received this brilliant poem from a friend and would like to share it here.  All thanks to Micheal who wrote this shiny poem.  Well Done

When Galileo was alive, he could see every Constellation in the sky
Through the centuries Men, Women, and Children sang night time songs
Never knowing it would soon be gone
Then some damn fool invents the Street Light
We all said goodbye to the skies at night
Now it’s up to us to find the ways
To get back the good old days
We spend all night awake, looking for a solution
For this nightmare of ours is called Light Pollution

– by Michael Uberty, USA.

4 responses to “Let Me Shine

  1. Lovely poem!
    These days unfortunately, you can actually count the stars.
    I remember when I was little, my siblings & I would try to count the stars as they appeared, but we could never get an accurate count. I feel sorry for this generation of children as they would never experience they joy at seeing the stars in a clear night sky, unless they camp far into the wilderness =/

    • Hi my dear sister Noora 🙂
      Indeed it’s a lovely poem 🙂

      You are right! I can easily count the stars in the City..
      Same thing here..when I was 15 years old, I used to spend my whole night with my little 3″ catadioptric telescope. I remember how dark the skies were…
      Now in the same location 15 years later.. The place is totally changed..Light pollution with big buildings around the location where I used to explore the skies..
      Camping is so fun in the desert..Extremely dark skies, where the Milky Way path is visible in the sky and along with plenty of shooting stars from time to time… Camping is the only best solution to get rid of the light pollution.. 🙂

  2. Brilliant poem that sums up the problem perfectly! I remember well the times when I used to lie happily on grassy hills lost in the billions of stars of the Milky Way as it reached across a clear unspoilt night sky, untouched by the harsh glare of city lights. I remember well, the thrill as I viewed it more closely through at the time, a pair of astronomical binoc’s and how I dreamed of worlds beyond the stars…now…I see but a handful of stars making up the odd constellation or two and on a good night the occasional shooting star…

    Dark and clear skies and the mysteries of the night! 🙂

    • Thanks for sharing your story Europa 🙂

      Light pollution is a nightmare for all the people over the world..

      People who are living away from the Cities and industrial areas are very lucky..

      .. I wish you a clear dark skies to you as well 🙂

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