Palhaco’s Star

once
long ago
i looked up
at the early evening
sky

the air, so crisp
and clear

gazing
just above
a darkening, southwestern
horizon

i saw
the twinkling
of the first star

it appeared like
an angel, shimmering bright

and i made a wish
to that star above

i wished
with all my
heart…

that
everything
i’d hoped for
would come true

and i listened
to the music playing
in my head

and in my mind
i saw a little boy
named palhaco

whose heart was full
of dreams and wishes
of a distant land
to the north

and in my visions
i saw him crying
by the side of the road
his heart full of sadness…

he wondered why life was so hard
why there were so many obstacles he had to face…

yet he kept on

and i looked up at that star
and i cried and cried…
feeling a deep aching in my heart…

for palhaco and i
were one and the same…

but there was
a glimmer of hope
in palhaco’s eyes
as he looked up at that star

and he thought, “someday… i will be someone”

…while saying a prayer
and hoping for a brighter future…

one as bright as that star up above…
palhaco’s star

© 2005 Carlos Rull

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Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

9 thoughts on “Palhaco’s Star

  • Wednesday April 27, 2005 at 9:13 pm
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    something about stars… i love stars. i feel like i’ve been where palhaco was when he asked those questions… when he said that he will be someone…

    btw – who’s palhaco? is he your son?

  • Wednesday April 27, 2005 at 1:13 pm
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    something about stars… i love stars. i feel like i’ve been where palhaco was when he asked those questions… when he said that he will be someone…

    btw – who’s palhaco? is he your son?

  • Wednesday April 27, 2005 at 9:28 pm
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    hi annie! here’s a little secret… palhaco is a song by brazilian jazz pianist/guitarist egberto gismonti.

    so, the boy palhaco is actually the name of a song which reminds me of a young [boy] named palhaco. sort of a metaphor. :o)

    and once long ago, i just happened to be looking up at the sky, seeing the first star while listening to the song palhaco.

  • Wednesday April 27, 2005 at 1:28 pm
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    hi annie! here’s a little secret… palhaco is a song by brazilian jazz pianist/guitarist egberto gismonti.

    so, the boy palhaco is actually the name of a song which reminds me of a young [boy] named palhaco. sort of a metaphor. :o)

    and once long ago, i just happened to be looking up at the sky, seeing the first star while listening to the song palhaco.

  • Thursday April 28, 2005 at 3:25 pm
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    oh! i KNEW it! i knew there was more meaning to that name than a random name! 🙂

  • Thursday April 28, 2005 at 7:25 am
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    oh! i KNEW it! i knew there was more meaning to that name than a random name! 🙂

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