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Inside the Mason Jar: Lightening Bug's Last Prayer

Updated on July 29, 2015
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ocfireflies is a retired teacher. She graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.S. in English/Secondary Education.

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Inside the Mason Jar my flames die

A Little lightenin’ bug caught and canned

Inside the Mason Jar I see my friends cry

Little children watching and wondering why

Inside the Mason Jar our lights grow dim

While the giants poke and peer

Never knowing how I fear

Their big bright lights coming near

I close my eyes

Now all alone in the dark

I say my last prayers

I give the giants one last spark

Inside the mason jar

Check out the following hub. It is a beautiful hub about fireflies:

http://joylevine.hubpages.com/hub/Fireflies-Summer-Magic

Check out the following hub for a micro-poem about fireflies along with great information about fireflies:

http://jodah.hubpages.com/hub/Micro-Poem-Number-Ni

Check out another poem about fireflies.

http://ocfireflies.hubpages.com/hub/Electric-Light-Symphony


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    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      4 years ago from North Carolina

      Proud to share space with such a great writer and awesome human being.

      Kim

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks Kim, you are a sweetly.

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      4 years ago from North Carolina

      Hey Jodah,

      I put your link in its own capsule.

      Kim

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Kim,

      You suggested I do this, so here it is: https://hubpages.com/literature/Micro-Poem-Number-...

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Aw thank you Kim, don't know about an angel...but I do my best. Hmm, interesting idea, a micro-poem about fireflies. You've got my mind thinking.

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      ocfireflies 

      4 years ago from North Carolina

      Joy,

      Your dad sounds pretty awesome. I was always told that the blinking was their way of getting noticed in order to mate--which I would like to think made them feel happy and free. ; - )

      Thank you for taking the time to meander. I love that word.

      Jodah,

      Are you a secret angel? Beauty follows you wherever you go. Maybe, you can write a micro poem about fireflies so we can add another link.

      A trifecta of sorts.

      Feeling Very Fortunate,

      Kim

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Glad I was able to get those two wonderful hubs linked together. I love this poem Kim, beautiful but sad from the lightening bug's perspective but a pleasure to read. Voted up as always.

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      JoyLevine 

      4 years ago from 3rd Rock from the Sun

      Thank you for your kind comment on my hub, and yes, you may link away. I appreciate it and I will do the same (just give me a few days). I'm away from home this week.

      I love your poem... it is wonderfully imaginative and infinitely beautiful. I share your vision. As a child, I was always amazed by these creatures, yet never did my father teach me to capture them in jars, suffocating their beautiful light. I remember being mortified once when I saw another kid step on one just to see the smear of glow on the concrete!

      Dad always taught me to stand in the darkness and simply lift my hands into the sky. Gently waving your arms, sometimes they light on your hands. He always said that they flash brighter and pulse faster when they are happy, and they are only happy when they are free.

      This was a beautiful meander ... thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us (the poem).

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      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Benton,

      I believe you are the muse and I the novice. You are the artist. I love your descriptive language: "lantern-luminosity in that glowing grain"

      You ARE AN INSPIRATION!

      Kim

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      Benton Arnschluke 

      5 years ago

      Such lantern-luminosity in that glowing grain. Love how the poem shows both perspectives...

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      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      So nice to meet you and so appreciative of your kind words. You are an inspiration. Thank You.

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      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      Hello Kim - it's so very nice to meet you and this is one fabulous piece of writing and it's so original too. I am a bit tight for time today as I have an earlier work start but I must say you have such an awesome poetic voice and I will be definitely back for more.

      Sending you warm wishes courtesy of Colin and his cats at lake erie time ontario canada 2:10pm

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      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thank You. Kim

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      5 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Oh my!...this is beautiful, heart felt and so sad. We always want to possess beauty, even if it's destroyed it in the process.

      This wonderful little poem really touched me. Thank you for sharing. Voting up and sharing.

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