Love of a different kind
The pole star, disheartened, and wary, questioned the traveller,
"Don't I guide you always,
Wherever you are, wherever you go,
But still you devalued me."
The traveller looked puzzled,
And gently asked,
"Oh my lovable pole star,
This world I wander,
Coz you are there with me,
Though from a distance,
A reassurance I give myself,
During the day time,
And the cloudy nights.
How can I devalue you? "
The pole star replied,
"When the moon is in its highest glory,
Enticing you with its radiance, and charisma,
You croon in its praise,
Dance under its light,
And I am forgotten."
The traveller smiled,
"The unfaltering love of yours,
Brought tears in my eyes,
Your jealousy is justified,
But I love you both,
The moon in its days of glory,
And you on the rest of the days. "
The pole star screamed in disgust,
"That's why you are human,
A mortal who will die and perish,
And I live for eternity."
The traveller listened to the scowl,
And hit his horse with a bait,
"Let's go Ralph, we have a long way to go."
"Such are these humans, thankless betrayers."
Sadly, thought the pole star, and continued shining the way it used to.
Though something inside it dimmed a bit.
Something that no one could see, or feel.
But it continued to shine like it used to,
And guided the traveller as earlier.
And smiled at itself-
"Why should I forget my duty,
Integrity is a matter of character,
Humans have a history of losing it often,
In need and greed both,
That's why they are mortals,
And I live till eternity."
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