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Star Week

Not a Typo

Star gazing, wondering, dreaming. A poem.

My lucky shirt — photo by author

An epic
battle between rebels
and an empire — but the call to
stop wars on my shirt? Not
a typo!

I love epic stories. Whether written by the best writers such as Rushdie and Homer, or in movie form like the Star Wars saga. Growing up in the 70s and 80s, I fondly remember going to see Return of the Jedi with my dad. But I despise wars. That’s why I love my t-shirt pictured above. (Plus, I wore it the day I met the Love of My Life!)

This poem is written for Star Week. A wonderful initiative by Jenny Justice, inspired by the Floral Week fun ignited by Tapan Avasthi. Star Week is a poetry party where poets aim to inspire hope. As Jenny puts it:

Now let’s look up — let’s dream, let’s aspire, let’s become overwhelmed with the biggest of big pictures.

Want to join the party? Read Jenny’s first Star Week poem and find the prompt at the end:

If you like this party, I recommend star gazing at these poems by Alex Kilcannon, Jack Herlocker and Chelsea Marie:

My poem is a tritriplicata. If you want to know what that is, you’ll find the answers here:



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Arjan Tupan

Arjan Tupan


I help small businesses to find their story and tell it through new services and stories. Dad, poet and dot connector. Creator of the Tritriplicata. POM Poet.