Dragonfly

Dragonfly

A Poem by Joyce S. Greene
"

heaven above a great bug welded . . .

"

 

 

 

 

A dragonfly is quite a fella,

his story I'm about to tell ya!

Once upon a time out there

a dragon flew around somewhere

and chanced to spy a butterfly

a fly so fine, he thought he'd die.

 

He ran and chased that dainty bug

and caught her in a big old jug.

Once at home he unscrewed the lid

and for her love he made a bid

with words so sweet he wooed her long

until at last she heard his song.

 

Incredibly the pair developed

a Platonic love that enveloped

them in a bliss they thought the best

until, alas, came some distress.

They had no children of their own

but dragon seeds could not be sown.

 

The dragon was a real nice guy,

he did not like to hear her sigh.

He said 'Your antennae I'll not bend

and you to heaven I'll never send.

Why not, given our limitation,

artificial insemination?'

 

The butterfly thought, 'What a guy,

we'll certainly give it a try!'

And amazingly their gene pools melded

and heaven above a great bug welded,

a creature blessed right from the start

with strength and beauty and a heart!


© 2013 Joyce S. Greene



Author's Note

Joyce S. Greene
Graphic credits: Butterly Dragon by Almie the Dragon on deviantArt

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I enjoyed the story in the poem. The life of insects can lead us to good places and thoughts. The Dragonfly would be a interesting character. I like the description and the conversation with the butterfly. Thank you for sharing the excellent story.
Coyote

Posted 3 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Thanks, Coyote. I wrote this poem about the mating of an actual dragon and butterfly who together p.. read more
this is sweet but I wouldn't have classed as humourous - fantasy perhaps? The rhyme was good and the rhythm was pretty good throughout. best of luck, Indie

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Just subtly humorous I guess. (You've got to admit that a dragon proposing artificial insemination t.. read more
Amazing x you have a true talent

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you for letting me know your thoughts - they mean the world to me!
I like the way you ended it too. A ladies man but at the same time a romantic and responsible dragonfly . His offsprings are going to be great oneday . I can tell you that now . Very creatively done Joyce .

Posted 4 Years Ago


NeiL ArandA

4 Years Ago

With a strength, beauty and a heart ! . First and last impression. Great poets know how to end their.. read more
Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

You certainly know how to make me feel like smiling, Neil. Thanks again for your wonderful comments... read more
NeiL ArandA

4 Years Ago

Always my pleasure my fellow and beloved poet .
Awww! I love this little dragonfly, Joyce! What a fantastical, magical love story. The rhyme and flow are so good and this piece has me grinning! Lovely work. Angi~

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thanks, Angi. I wrote this one a while ago, but I still smile when I read it, too. I really apprec.. read more
You know its not easy to write like this. You have a enormous gift. To tell such a whimsical story in rhyme and rhythm can truly be difficult. I wish I could write like this. Wonderful piece that was a joy to read.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Your words have made the end of this day a whole lot brighter, Eddie! Each poet has has own style (.. read more
What a delightfully playful piece!

Despite the poem's frivolity, I think you touched on quite a serious topic -- the idea of artificial insemination (or in vitro fertilisation, as we call it here in Australia). It can be a long and painful process but as you described, sometimes... 'gene pools melded and heaven above a great bug welded, a creature blessed right from the start with strength and beauty and a heart!'

One of my best friends had been trying for years and now, she has a little bug! Heh.
Thanks for sharing this, I love it. :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Lola, for your wonderful comment. I'm so happy that your friend was successful in her qu.. read more
great poem and I love the picture

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thanks again, Jeannear. It's wonderful of you to read so many of my poems. I really appreciate it... read more
jeannear

4 Years Ago

your welcome and sorry I haven't been posting any more poems I just been so busy lately but I will p.. read more
This is a great read. Well written. I really loved it

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Che. I really appreciate your taking the time to read my poem and leave such an enocuragi.. read more
This was a fun read, with a great message at its core.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much for your very nice review. I really appreciate your taking the time to read my wo.. read more
poetic heroics

4 Years Ago

It was a pleasure.

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