Extra Star
© Quin
Author: Quin
Extra Star

Papa’s by the back door
Night sounds begin to sing
He was thinking about some bad news
Reluctant to sink in

While staring at the heavens
Counting objects far and bright
He sensed an extra star
In the sky that night

Mama’s in the kitchen
Cooking up a tasty treat
Appetites aren’t what they were
But they still need to eat

Television in the corner
Some talk about cars and trends
Her Kandi used to be on there
As everybody’s friend

She’d taken Kandi from a baby
Woman from a girl
22 years of love
Bigger than the whole wide world
Some lives burn far too short
But they also burn bright
She looked out the window to see the extra star that night

When the meal was over
They both went out the back
Enjoying such a clear night
Of far bright lights on black

Objects In the distance
Sending voices now and then
They could hear the night sky
Calling out to them

They’d taken Kandi from a baby
Woman from a girl
22 years of love
Bigger than the whole wide world
Some lives burn far too short
But they also burn bright
They could hear the extra star calling down that night

Ooooo oooo - can you see me?
Ooooo oooo - I can you feel your love
Ooooo oooo - can you hear me?
Ooooo oooo - can you feel my heart?

Kandi was a baby
Woman and a girl
22 years of love
Bigger than this whole wide world
Some lives burn far too short
But they also burn bright
There will be an extra star in the sky at night

Her life burned far too short
But oh so very bright
There will be an extra star in the sky at night

Always be an extra star in the sky at night

©Nigel Quin