Music Challenge: Poem – Alouette – “Stars and Airplanes Fall”


Thanks to MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting the music challenge each Friday.Today’s Music Prompt is the song: “Airplanes” by B.o.B. featuring Hayley Williams and Eminem.


“Airplanes” – B.o.B


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Stars don’t fly tonight,

Can’t help win my fight.

Wishing on a star for hope.

Instead I find I’m caught,

‘Neath black sky, dreams rot.

With airplanes, I cope.


Dreaming on airplanes,

Drive myself insane.

I only wanted hopes for real.

I only wanted aid,

Encourage me, don’t blame.

Airplane shooting star; dream seal.


Such a black starless —

Night with dreams a mess.

 I can’t wish for dreams,

Have to fight their sheen.

Lights promising everything.

When truly, they give nothing.


I’m glad I only see —

Airplanes, I’m not on —

A flight, soaring into night.

Shooting stars they crash.

Airplanes fall; they crash,

Taking humans who lose sight.


Never do I want,

Plans to crash –to haunt.

I’m afraid, like stars, they are —

Become black holes that —

Are vacuums, no switch,

For off; destroy life too fast –far.


Find a star, wish long,

And wish hard, there is —

Hope in the distance calling,

Like the promise of lights —

Leading us with foresight.

Wishing star work, stop falling.


©Mandibelle16.(2016) All Rights Reserved.

4 thoughts on “Music Challenge: Poem – Alouette – “Stars and Airplanes Fall”

  1. jademwong September 11, 2016 / 5:12 am

    Oh my gosh this song. What a blast from the past for me! And I love the direction your poem took. Love the first stanza:

    Stars don’t fly tonight,
    Can’t help win my fight.
    Wishing on a star for hope.
    Instead I find I’m caught,
    ‘Neath black sky, dreams rot.
    With airplanes, I cope.

    As always, lovely writing Mandi!

    Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 September 11, 2016 / 5:15 am

      Thank you Jade. Yeah I thought so too when I heard it. It’s a good song and I like the lyrics. Happy you enjoyed the Alouette. Enjoy the rest of your weekend my friend 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Sanaa Rizvi (@rizvi_sanaa) September 13, 2016 / 8:19 am

    Eeeeee ❤ Oh My God this is absolutely fantastic!! 😀 I think i like this better than the original ❤ Thank you so much for participating at MLMM 😀

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

    Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 September 13, 2016 / 5:05 pm

      Thanks Sanaa. I’m really pleased you like the poem. The original is a great song!

      Like

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