By Neal Morrison Jr, Army
Writing Type: Array
I often wondered why
about the truly powerful and great ones among us.
Why do they fall so heavily?
Why do they die so young?
They have achieved and obtained many things
we all hope for, wish for, dream of.
And yet they abuse themselves,
walking a path of self-destruction and annihilation.
They are talented, beautiful and wealthy.
They live the life of which dreams are made.
They are like a shining star,
burning so brightly in the heavens.
All we can see is their shining light.
They outshine all the billions and billions
of stars in the heavens.
They burned so brightly,
as if they were the greatest of all the stars.
Then suddenly, almost without warning,
this one, the greatest of all the stars,
erupts and explodes, becoming a black hole.
Now a major star is gone;
all the minor stars are still here.
They're still shining, not as brightly,
but they are still shining.
All the universe mourns the destruction
of the bright shining star.
Without love in our lives, we all will face
the fate of the supernova.
No matter how great,
how powerful you may be,
without love, peace and harmony,
you will self-destruct.