The rough seas demanded a sacrifice
The North Star hid behind clouds in plain sight
when the survivors looked for directions beyond
The compass was invented and manifested
to shift the anchor of our gaze down to our fool’s paradise
Sailors turned to explorers all in an overnight
We became the makers of our destiny and explored
the first frontier called Earth while also learning to look inside
We looked up again at the abode of the North Star
which awaited our gaze in celestial patience
The compass fulfilled its purpose as the sailors turn into spacemen
and launch into the night paying respects to our first guiding light
NaPoWriMo Day 22: Today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that invokes a specific object as a symbol of a particular time, era, or place.
I chose North Star and the compass as a symbol of navigation, survival and exploration. A fun fact is that the song “Across the Universe” by The Beatles was transmitted on 4 February 2008 by NASA in the direction of the star Polaris as an interstellar radio message (IRM).