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By Rich Tassinari
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When deep and starlit skies
Behind two shuttered eyes
Light up like warm Julys
With fireworks aglow,
Then some will say they know
It’s love that makes it so.

A whoop and up it goes,
It glows and grows and glows
And flies where no one knows
Upon another flight
Into the starry night,
A burst of something bright.

But rockets in the mind
That turn one’s reason blind
Will more than likely find
That ashes float around
And down-drift to the ground
Where empty shells are found.

What glow, then, keeps its light?
Has wings throughout the night?
A lamp that stays in sight?
A steady, burning flame
In hearts where Jesus came,
Eternal love its name.

Rich Tassinari 7/31/14

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Submitted: Friday, August 1, 2014

Last Updated: Friday, August 1, 2014

About the Poet
Husband, father, grandfather, and each title is my joy. As a youth, poetry was a means to express the inexpressable. I was attracted to (and still am) the beauty and brevity of verse. All flows out from God, and like a proper prayer, can flow back.

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