My Paintings

Fireflies


It’s an interesting thing that little children do,

Catching fireflies in a jar not thinking it through.

They cover the jar and tighten the jar lid,

Placing it in the bookcase from mother it’s hid.

Tucked in their bed of a very dark room,

The tiny lights dancing as if to a tune. 

Then slowly one by one the lights go out,

It wasn’t a good idea, of this I don’t doubt.

Author Eileen Clark 2022

Image:https://www.pinotspalette.com/painting/glowing-fireflies

5 thoughts on “Fireflies

  1. I remember, as a child, wanting to keep fireflies in a jar not realizing the circumstances. My mom explained to me why it was not a good idea. We watch fireflies from our balcony at night and find it very enjoyable.

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