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

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Like Moths...


Each one of us
Approach the light
In a myriad of ways
Face on
Side ways
Open armed
Or closed
From the back
From the front
On and on we go

We try
Again and again
Thanks to God
And Tesla
Life and light are not 
Open flames
We continually 
Scorch and escape
Again
And again

Not unlike the moth
We are drawn
To the flame
We test the fiery waters
Of life
And sometimes
We refrain
From repeating mistakes
That delivered us
Too closely to the flame

25 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

sometimes we learn...

DesertHen said...

Well done!

Sandra said...

all true and sometimes we just dive right in those flames and almost burn up. been there done that a few times...

Sumana Roy said...

"Thanks to God
And Tesla
Life and light are not
Open flames".......this made me smile..

Carla said...

Well said...

Sketching with Dogs said...

That is so true. Seldom do we learn from our mistakes.
Love the picture too.
Lynne x

Country Gal said...

Wonderfully written ! I like the photo to ! I do like moths . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Marty Damon said...

Wonderful poem. I like the first stanza best :)

A Quiet Corner said...

Yes, many of us have learned hard lessons and like the moth, we continue to fly...:)JP

Linda Kay said...

Gail, I can't believe that picture of the moths and the light...very good. We are a little like the moth, making the same mistakes sometimes. What's that expression....you can't keep making the same mistakes and expecting different results.

Michaele said...

Very well said. This made me think of something I read once "...still, I wish there was something I wanted as bad as the moth wanted to fry itself."

Grace said...

We learn the hard way, don't we ~

LindaG said...

A dance with words! :-)

Kutamun said...

Too true ...thanks for the wise words , light house keeper !

freyawrites.com said...

Without the dark, we never get to truly appreciate the light. A deep and thoughtful piece.

Ginny Brannan said...

Too often burned before we learn. Liked the references to both science and religion. Well captured.

Ginny Brannan said...

Too often burned before we learn. Liked the references to both science and religion. Well captured.

Helen said...

Lovely writing, Gail!

Karen S. said...

It's delightful to be on the side of learning and escape the burning sensations.... life is so very fragile.

Truedessa said...

This was a wonderful poem to read and rich in lessons of life. I think we often learn the hard way.

Lynne said...

This was best . . .

Tess Kincaid said...

Beautifully observant...

senderupwords said...

I went in the same direction. Great minds think alike ;)

Love and Light, S

Donetta Sifford said...

Very intriguing take on the prompt and wonderfully written.

Susan Anderson said...

One of your best magpies, I think.

=)

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