a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Fire Flies

Fire flies
Light the night
Blinking signals
Left and right

Sparking memories
Of captured lights
Sitting jarred
Through out the night

A childhood reminder
They light my dark
Come morning
Releasing the sparks

Another night
Another game
I caught them again
Were they the same?

As a child
I never thought
Capturing the lights
Would have a cost

13 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

kind of bittersweet or melancholy tones. i love seeing them (free) here.

Sandra said...

this is beautiful and i agree with TexWisGirl.. bittersweet and lots of memories. I could never put them in a jar. i can't even stand to see a goldfish in a bowl...I am a Free Willy type person... but i do love fire flies and have not seen them in many years.. my brother liked to catch them.

Linda Kay said...

Enjoy your posts! Don't want to gross anyone out, but I remember removing the light from the tail of the firefly and placing it on your finger as a ring! Looking back, it's kind of offensive, to say the least. Sorry Sandra. :-)

Lynne said...
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Lynne said...

Tex is right . . . melancholy . . .
I love to sit on the porch and watch that nighttime dance!
I remember one time we had some people over and the gal had never seen Fireflies . . . she was in awe.
As a young girl I remember it seemed there were millions dancing in the woods . . . there are less so now . . .

One of your best . . .

Henny Penny said...

Okay, this one is my favorite! What good memories it brings. We called them lightening bugs. Once my brother and I asked mama if we could camp out and use our jar of lightening bugs for our light.

Josie Two Shoes said...

The sweetness of childhood memories... oh, to bring back those days of simple pleasures and carefree days! Beautiful poem, Gail!

A Quiet Corner said...

Seems there were a lot more when I was younger....:)JP

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

We of course have them here, and I'm always taken back to my childhood when I see them. I am grateful to be able to have them around when they are disappearing from so many places.

Saucy Kodz said...

As little children, we danced with the fireflies all round the lawn n path. Mom always said if you danced with the fireflies - they would always light the path ahead of you. Lovely Poem Gail - took me way back to wonderful memories. Thanks a bunch n hugz to Marcy n hullo to all.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I used to spend a many a summer night chasing fireflies when I was younger. I don't seen them as often anymore...but I wonder if that's just because we don't see things the same when we are older.

Sandy said...

Fire flies...... are amazing little bugs provide to us for wonderful entertainment.

Sue said...

My husband has often expressed sorrow over all the fireflies he caught in jars. Now it's hard to find any at all.

=)

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