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Open Mic: Stars by Dorothy Foo Xiao Hui

I’ve reached beyond the night skies,

I’ve breathed star dust,

I’ve brushed the stars,

I’ve flown far beyond the moon.

I’ve touched the silver moon,

I’ve seen the galaxies,

I’ve been into the blank nothingness,

I’ve seen beauty of all sorts.

I’ve stepped into pain and out,

I’ve experienced things you do not understand,

I have gone through things I did not expect.

Did not want to bear.

Did not want to endure.

Did not want to end chin up in.

I’ve been hurt,

stepped on,

pushed aside,


But I did.

But I stepped out of those things,

flown beyond and far above,

seen and heard more than you know,

touched and seen love,

sang with the beat of Christ.

I am dearly loved,

I am a precious soul,

I am part of the body of Christ,

and so are you.

I am a beautiful child of God.

And so are you.


Meet the Author

How old are you? 
I am fourteen years old.
Where do you live?
I live in Singapore.
What classes are you taking this year?
I will be taking these five classes this semester: Geometry (Honors) with Mr. Manns, English 3 Lit Analysis and Comp with Mrs. Thomas, World Geography for High School with Mrs. Williams, Bible Survey with Mr. Juneman, and Biology (Honors) with Dr. Cronin.
What is your favorite thing about writing? 
My favorite thing about writing is that I can express my feelings freely and in vivid detail. Another thing I love about writing is that I can give a voice to the words that stir in me.


  1. OMGoodness DORRYYY!!
    Your are such a good poet! Luv this so much

  2. Aw, beautifulll poem, Dory! You’re so talented <3 Love youuu *hugsss*

  3. Awww thank you Abby!! <3

    Awww thank you Pia!! <33 love yaa -hugs-

  4. im glad that even in this confusion you know and believe this and can express it so vividly– that you put words to what others can only feel. gj, dorothia (:

  5. Beautiful job, Dorothy!!!

  6. Beautiful job, Dorothy!! Such a beautiful poem ❤

  7. Rebeckbeckfunfuncakecake

    Great job Doryyyy, I really love this poem =D

  8. Wow, this is beautiful! Awesome job, the words flow so smoothly, and the poem is beautifully written!

  9. ayy this is really beautiful, dory!!

  10. Loved this!!! Good job!

  11. Woww that is really beautiful! Awesome work, Dory <333

  12. good job Dorothy!

  13. Nice article, Dowwyyyyy

  14. Love the poem!

  15. Love this Dory! Keep shining your light for Christ! <333

  16. aw this is great dorothy! lovely poem and you’re soo pretty asjdasjhk

  17. I can really feel the meaning in this – I love it. 🙂 Good job, Dorothy!!! 😄

  18. beautiful

  19. It’s Great Dorrrryyy

  20. Aww Dory I love it! your an incredible writerr!! keep it upp 🙂

  21. Heyy, Dory!! Again, another piece of wonderful poetry!! Keep on writing, you have soo much talent, girlyy <3

  22. Hi @dfoo this is amazing!

  23. hey Dory, luv the poem and how its words are so enriched with truth! ❤ may God bless you as you shine for Him in various ways! 💡

  24. WOW!! OMG Emily!! This is great!!! I love this so much!!!! I really do. I love it!!! It’s like my favorite now. 🙂
    For in the day of trouble He will keep me secretly in his pavilion. In the covert of His tent He will hide me. He will lift me up on a rock. Psalm 27:5

  25. Such a great Job Dorothy!
    btw do u remember me from the old forums? x)