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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Great poetic storytelling. Outstanding work Joyce

Posted 9 Years Ago

Joyce S. Greene

9 Years Ago

Thanks, BR. What a wonderful comment! I feel very honored.
I always wondered where they came from. Very fun to read Joyce. I loved the scamper through the dragon's world.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Joyce S. Greene

9 Years Ago

Thanks, Jack. I get such a kick out of writing these things that it's good to hear that someone lik.. read more

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Added on September 22, 2013
Last Updated on September 22, 2013
Tags: #poetry, #humor, #dragon, #butterfly


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