Homes of Fireflies

Homes of Fireflies

A Story by Ripple of Aqua
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Fireflies are such questionable things...

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 Glowing in the moonlight
 These spirits swindle and wander
 Children frolic and play in the fields of tall grass
 Racing after each light

Their shrieks of delight fill my ears
 Overwhelming me with joy

 Benjamin, my boy, slithers across the grass,
 His eyes wide as he stares at his closed hands

 Nestled within a glow flickers
 Under the slits of his pudgy fingers

Moma, he calls me,
 Why is he tickling me?

I bend foreword, kissing his forehead before looking at his cagen palms
He wants out, I whisper at his side

Why, Moma? 
Doesn't he want to play?

 I gently lay my hands over his
Slowly prying away it's tight hold
 
You wouldn't want to play forever would you?
 Wouldn't you want to see Moma and Papa again?

 He looks up,  green eyes shimmering within the yellow and blue hues
Confused and saddened

A small chuckle escapes my passive lips as I pull lightly on the last iron bar
 The glowing creature crawling silently

  Wouldn't you want him to see his Moma and Papa again? I say
 Wouldn't you want him to feel at home?

He nods in hurried agreement
I hold his free hand as the other spreads flat to the cool air

And we both watch as the small insect lifts his black sodden wings,
And quietly lifts back into the sky of his home. 

© 2012 Ripple of Aqua


Author's Note

Ripple of Aqua
Random vision I had during a movie. I hope you find it to be alright for a quick story!
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Aw, this was really sweet. Loved it! :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I rather enjoyed this. It reminded a lot of my childhood and those nights where everything was simple and innocent.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I thought yu were wrighting about your son! Then I read the note and its not I was shocked by the realism in this piece, Very well done, Shimmering Water Girl!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I really enjoyed that! It was very descriptive and had a truth to it, keep up the amazing work!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I do. I enjoyed that a lot.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A very good random vision you had there! I enjoyed reading this. It's very beautifully written. Well done.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on July 25, 2011
Last Updated on May 28, 2012
Tags: Fireflies, Children, Playtime, Home, Night

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