Starbound

Starbound by Valerie Parente

Glitter on my eyes
I’m no longer hidden
put me on display
in all my resilience
I’m gonna be star
that much is imminent
watching from a space
that’s gradually shifting
from shame to grace
I shine and I glisten
lend me your hand
on this stellar mission.

– Valerie Parente (10-9-2021)

Trust the Stars

Trust the Stars by Valerie Parente

What is meant to be is already unfolding
Promises we send in space and time
Keep your faith through the darkness of night
And the right pathway will be realized.

Trust the stars
They know your heart.

Destiny is your relationship with the universe
The stars reflect the dust you are made of.
Guardian angels glowing down from above
Writing constellations in a language called love.

Trust the stars
Wherever you are.

The awe that you feel in today
Is not constrained to the starry sky
Whenever you forget about your stellar guide
Remember, you are made of the same light.

Trust the stars
They got you this far.

Stardust

– Valerie Parente (7-2-17)