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Falling Star

written by: John Anthony Fingleton (Löst Viking)


Somewhere along the Cliffs of Moher,
I watched a falling star,
Propelling from the heavens
Heading out towards Inishmore.

By the same coincidence?
Off the ocean, rose a mist,
That gently touched my upturned face
Like a lovers farewell kiss.

I quickly said a silent prayer,
While trying to memorise the words,
It had been many years since I believed;
In this topsy-turvy world.

Was this some soul that had passed away?
Or one returning back to Earth?
I hoped, if it did not at least find Heaven –
It would find peace in its re-birth.

John Anthony Fingleton (Löst Viking)

John Anthony Fingleton (Löst Viking)

John Anthony Fingleton: Was born in Cork City, in the Republic of Ireland. Now living in Paraguay, South America. Poems published in journals and anthologies in Ireland, UK, USA, India and France as well as three produced plays. Poems read on Irish and American radio as well in Spanish on South American broadcasts. Contributed to four books of poetry for children. Has poems published in Spillwords, Alien Bhudda, The Red Door, Piker Press, Super Poetry Highway, The Writers Magazine, Ariel Chart, and numerous national and international journals, blogs, reviews, and anthologies. Poet of the Year (2016) Destiny Poets International Community. Poet of the Month (March 2019) Our Poetry Archive. Poet of the Month (April 2019) The League of Poets. First solo collection ´Poems from the Shadowlands´ was published in November 2017, 'Words That Found Me' December 2019, 'Poems From The Banks' January 2020, 'Poems from a Restricted Place' April 2020, 'Secret Fjords' May 2020 and 'A Gathering Of Words' June 2020.
John Anthony Fingleton (Löst Viking)

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