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I Saw The Moth Die

Updated on June 26, 2016
The Moth
The Moth

A Short Poem

ABOUT DEATH

For days i watched this moth in the ceiling of my garage
flying from corner to corner, playing tag on my car top as the days passed
Look at him, flickering his wings all over without a care in the world
Pitching, flying, flying, pitching, in the air making a twirl
Then i thought to myself, how cool would life be to be a moth
All these problems i face i would have forgotten
Flying where ever i choose
Leaving all my problems behind, what better is there to choose
But one day, when i drove home and parked my car, i looked up and saw no moth
He is normally here, where did his little wings bring him,he is not in his spot
Then i looked down at my feet and there he was, flapping his wings on the floor
He could not fly anymore
I picked him up, held the little creature in my hand until the last flap left his wing
We flesh beings are powerless against death, no matter how great we think we are
Moth or Man, the book of death is never closed to anyone, opened or ajar
Good by my little moth, i hope you sleep well
Will i see you again, only death can tell

You could be living today and dead the next. Give thanks for life and all other life which surrounds you. Tell others you love and appreciate them before it is too late.

— Clive Williams

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      Madan 10 months ago from Abu Dhabi

      This is great poetry. Very enjoyable verses

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      Eric Dierker 10 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      This gave me some solace. Sometimes I think my son and I are a bit weird having little bugs as friends.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 10 months ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      To everything there is a season. I guess the moth had fulfilled its purpose, but nevertheless, it's sad to see it go. Thought-provoking and beautifully done.

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      John Hansen 10 months ago from Queensland Australia

      The fragility of life is well represented by the faltering flapping of the moth's wings. Very meaningful poetry, Clive.

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      Clive Williams 10 months ago from Nibiru

      Thanks for the kind words Emge

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      Clive Williams 10 months ago from Nibiru

      Hey Eric, nothing wrong with bugs. They are apart of our energy. LIFE

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      Clive Williams 10 months ago from Nibiru

      Yes, Tobusiness, nothing of flesh on this earth is here to stay.

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      Clive Williams 10 months ago from Nibiru

      Ahhh, Jodah, the experience of death is nothing sweet to the lips. The flesh is weak, it grows tired, weary, and when it finishes it's journey it passes away.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 10 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Wow, I never thought anything about an insect dying before, now I do. Everything wants to live, be it man or a creature. We all must live together. Your verse was tender and displays a caring for all living things.

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      Clive Williams 10 months ago from Nibiru

      Thank you my friend alwaysexploring

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      Alina-Cristina 10 months ago from London

      This is a nice poem, I really liked the end of it.

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      Clive Williams 10 months ago from Nibiru

      Thank you Anca-Elena

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      Frank Atanacio 9 months ago from Shelton

      Clive this was very good.. creative

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      Clive Williams 9 months ago from Nibiru

      thanks franko

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