Falling star

Falling star

It’s a gentle, soft and easy breeze
That breathes through tall, unmoving trees
A blood red flower, deafening bright
Grows on a wall of dazzling white
Then from the distance, drifts along
The voice of a child and the words of a song

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Save it for a rainy day
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Never let it fade away

So comes she skipping, with tumbling curl
Her tiny skirt all pleats and whirls
A puppy dog, all fluff and fur
In bouncing dance it skips with her
Far away, a church bell rings
Then stops! To hear the words she sings

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Save it for a rainy day
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Never let it fade away

And in this world, that’s falling down
Where nations talk with gun and frown
And people dwell in foolish thought
Their only interest, what is bought
Then who will stop and take the time
To hear her sing her gentle rhyme

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Save it for a rainy day
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Never let it fade away

And once again and once again
She sings her happy, soft refrain
I wonder child, just who you are
And if you’ll catch your falling star
Skipping, dancing, dog in tow
On wondrous journey on they go

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Save it for a rainy day
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Never let it fade away

And just as quick as come, she’s gone
Her dance, her smile, her happy song
The lane now seems an empty place
Bereft of joy and bare of grace
And gone she is, but in her stead
Her words now dance within my head

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Save it for a rainy day
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Never let it fade away.

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