Natural or man-made, it's a story told.
From stars in the sky to streetlights below,
Its presence can bring both joy and woe.
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Disrupting rhythms, sleep patterns floored.
Our bodies designed to rest and repair,
Exposure to nocturnal light, we must beware.
Navigating in the dark, a boon to our stride.
Aesthetic value, it brings to the night,
Creating beauty, a marvelous sight.
Disrupting nature's way, nocturnal animals adjourn.
Astronomy's view, too, it can obscure,
A balance we must strike, of this we are sure.
To minimize the impact on health and the environment's heart.
Energy-efficient lighting, the right way to start,
Directing light where needed, an art.
A balance we seek, as the story unfolds.
Preserving the night, for us all to behold,
A challenge we must embrace, a tale to be told.