Lifetime of Reaching for the Stars
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For @sisay's contest, with the prompt "space." Thank you to all those who've brought me to where I am now.

Lifetime of Reaching for the Stars

I saw you,

I saw you, beseeching, innocent eyes turned to the stars,

I saw you, beseeching, innocent eyes turned to the stars, dainty fingers reaching for them

I saw you, beseeching, innocent eyes turned to the stars, dainty fingers reaching for them as if you could pick them from the sky.

Your short legs wobbled as you stepped with glee,

Your short legs wobbled as you stepped with glee, then you stumbled and fell to your arms,

Your short legs wobbled as you stepped with glee, then you stumbled and fell to your arms, walking when you couldn't run

Your short legs wobbled as you stepped with glee, then you stumbled and fell to your arms, walking when you couldn't run and crawling when you couldn't walk.

This was me,

This was me, when I was new to Commaful,

This was me, when I was new to Commaful, a toddler with an odd mind and odd eyes staring.

This was me, when I was new to Commaful, a toddler with an odd mind and odd eyes staring. Thank you to @indigosparkle for holding my hand when I stumbled.

I saw you,

I saw you, elfin features sharpening,

I saw you, elfin features sharpening, summoning up all the bravery you could muster

I saw you, elfin features sharpening, summoning up all the bravery you could muster while your eyes held back tears.

With one hand, you gripped your backpack's strap,

With one hand, you gripped your backpack's strap, and with the other,

With one hand, you gripped your backpack's strap, and with the other, you clutched your mother's hand with hopeless abandon

With one hand, you gripped your backpack's strap, and with the other, you clutched your mother's hand with hopeless abandon that infinite bravery couldn't defeat.

I grew on Commaful, received more support.

I grew on Commaful, received more support. Thank you to @cardenio, @qimagine, @jinxedquill, @ethernia, @shadowdream, and @medha_gautam

I grew on Commaful, received more support. Thank you to @cardenio, @qimagine, @jinxedquill, @ethernia, @shadowdream, and @medha_gautam for your comments that made my day.

I saw you,

I saw you, face turned away, walking away,

I saw you, face turned away, walking away, running to the bus stop and whisked off to independence

I saw you, face turned away, walking away, running to the bus stop and whisked off to independence in a cloud of gray fumes.

Your steps are sure,

Your steps are sure, and I know your memory of crawling through meadows

Your steps are sure, and I know your memory of crawling through meadows and being pushed around in a stroller

Your steps are sure, and I know your memory of crawling through meadows and being pushed around in a stroller are blurry photographs of a life that doesn't matter anymore.

I submitted to contests, and grew some more.

I submitted to contests, and grew some more. Thank you to @commaful for giving me the chance of a creator spotlight.

I saw you,

I saw you, serious eyes seeing the future like pathways,

I saw you, serious eyes seeing the future like pathways, branches of a tree,

I saw you, serious eyes seeing the future like pathways, branches of a tree, sought-after roads glowing, and unneeded ones succumbing to the chainsaw of success.

You measured your steps,

You measured your steps, as close to the cliff's edge as you dared, but a few paces away from the fall.

I became not just more popular, but also a better writer.

I became not just more popular, but also a better writer. Thank you to @hymn and @chrysalis_06

I became not just more popular, but also a better writer. Thank you to @hymn and @chrysalis_06 for being my role models.

I saw you,

I saw you, head bent at a desk,

I saw you, head bent at a desk, words forming furiously under a writhing pen,

I saw you, head bent at a desk, words forming furiously under a writhing pen, drawings flowing like spilled liquid.

You made the stories and art,

You made the stories and art, and with each drop of paint and each letter,

You made the stories and art, and with each drop of paint and each letter, I could almost imagine you are trying once more to pluck the stars from the sky

You made the stories and art, and with each drop of paint and each letter, I could almost imagine you are trying once more to pluck the stars from the sky and make them your own.

I wrote more and more, and loved writing more and more.

I wrote more and more, and loved writing more and more. Thank you to @await_alive, @magnalia, @astralphoenix, @goldenflame, @ri, @soulstitch_04, @stadarooni, @enchantedink and @elleseng

I wrote more and more, and loved writing more and more. Thank you to @await_alive, @magnalia, @astralphoenix, @goldenflame, @ri, @soulstitch_04, @stadarooni, @enchantedink and @elleseng for sparking my imagination more than I could imagine.

I saw you,

I saw you, watching life shift and change around you,

I saw you, watching life shift and change around you, and yet the stars remain steady each night.

I watched you look at the moon,

I watched you look at the moon, your imagination brighter than it could ever be,

I watched you look at the moon, your imagination brighter than it could ever be, and you traced the constellations.

I watched you look at the moon, your imagination brighter than it could ever be, and you traced the constellations. But no matter how far you reach,

I watched you look at the moon, your imagination brighter than it could ever be, and you traced the constellations. But no matter how far you reach, the stars are just beyond your fingertips.

It's better than not there at all.

It's because of all of you, everyone here,

It's because of all of you, everyone here, that has brought me to where I am now.

It's because of all of you, everyone here, that has brought me to where I am now. Thank you to each and every beautiful star in my life.

written by: diana (sarah <3)

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