Drawing of sand dunes and the night sky. A larger star is visible. Caption reads: "They followed a star."

Star poem by Iris Carden

They left their home
for a country afar.
They watched the night sky
and followed a star.

They crossed barriers
of country and faith,
following a light,
in search of the great.

They went to a palace
in search of a king
not knowing the danger
that visit would bring.

The child-king they sought
had no privilege at all:
he made his home
among the most poor.

Some times what we seek
is not what we find.
Questions and answers
don't always align.

When a star calls you forth
into your own night,
perhaps you will find
an unexpected light.

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By Iris Carden

Iris Carden is an Australian indie author, mother, grandmother, and chronic illness patient. On good days, she writes. Because of the unpredictability of her health, she writes on an indie basis, not trying to meet deadlines. She lives on a disability support pension now, but her ultimate dream is to earn her own living from her writing.


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