Hoping for the Firefly

Hoping for the Firefly

A Poem by Michael G. Smith
"

Why did you do it?

"

Cries in the darkness

Clearly the cat claws its way out of a bag

As a query bore wings like faeries

Thus in question futility flutters

 

A firefly destined just without reach

Flies away into the night

Mingling with crowds of celestial bodies

The relevance further and evermore fleeting

 

I turn to you once again...

In silence, shrugging shoulders

Thinking, what was it all for

I never look back

 

And you never look down

Hoping for the firefly

That slipped out of the jar

And through your hands

© 2013 Michael G. Smith


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The firefly - so elusive and intriguing. Much like cries in the dark... Wonderful imagery in this piece, Mike. Th fireflies and the stars... only one within reach... Well done!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Michael G. Smith

6 Years Ago

thanks Rita.
Two tiny lights fly off and the two of you are left alone and in the dark. Beautifully done, Michael. The imagery was whimsical and brought back memories of evenings spent outside catching fireflies in bottles as a child.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Michael G. Smith

6 Years Ago

Thanks for sharing that Joyce.
this brought back some memories as we called them lightening bugs...summer nights were filled with them and so was the jar ha...nicely penned Mike.:)

Posted 6 Years Ago


Michael G. Smith

6 Years Ago

Thank Rose, they are mystical creatures.
That firefly is ever alluring. Wonderful write, Mike. The imagery and parable-nature of this piece was outstanding.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Michael G. Smith

6 Years Ago

Thanks Pryde.
its like a tale...of falling apart I guess.
but I liked the lively part of it....really touch and painful in some way....

thanks for sharing^^

Posted 6 Years Ago


Michael G. Smith

6 Years Ago

Yes, a tale of two parting. I just wanted to write a poem about a firefly and this what I came up wi.. read more
Laminators Dubai

6 Years Ago

well that's a successful write and read...

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Tags: relationship, firefly, star, sky, night, cat, darkness, fairy, wings, fly


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