The Star Polisher
I have a great job in the universe of occupations.
What do I do?
I'm a "star polisher."
It's a very important job.
If you want to know how important,
just go out at night and look at the stars,
twinkling and sparkling.
You see, I'm a teacher.
The stars are the children in my class.
My job is to take them in - in whatever shape
they come - and shine and buff them,
and send them out
to take their places as bright,
twinkling beacons in the sky.
They come into my room in all shapes and sizes.
Sometimes they're bent, tarnished, and crinkly.
Some stars are cuddly, soft, and sweet.
Some stars are prickly and thorny.
As I buff, polish, train, and teach my stars,
I tell them that the world
cannot do without them.
I tell them they can do anything they set their minds to do.
I tell them they can be the brightest, shiniest stars
in the sky, and the world will be a better place
because of them.
Each night as I look at the sky,
I'm reminded of my very important job,
and awesome responsibility.
I go and get my soft buffing cloth
and my bottle of polish,
in preparation for tomorrow
and for my class
of bright, shining stars!
~ by Leah Becks