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The Ladybug Lights The Way

Updated on October 6, 2015

The Ladybug Lights the Way

The ladybug lights the way;
she brings magic to my day.
Let your heart sing!
Celebrate the miracle of being,
I can hear her say.

There's never been anyone like you;
with your special gifts,
the lives of others you can enrich...
if only you so wish.

Feel the sun's rays
as it touches you;
celebrate your life today–
of seeing,
of caring,
of feeling.

In the bird's song,
a renewed hope fills the air
as the joy of life can be heard
in nature's own words...
discover the beauty everywhere.

-Marie Lawrence

The Ladybug's Day

The ladybug wakes to the dawn,
stretching wide as she yawns.
With wings,
she rides a current of air
to her lovely garden,
landing on flower so fair.
Paying a visit to her friends,
she delights in a cup of tea
with homemade scones
and warm hospitality.

Then she bids them farewell
as she returns to the place
where she dwells,
and reads from her
favorite book of poems.

How content is she
with life's simple joys!
Filled with a sense of
the magic of life
and the beauty of the Earth
of which she is part,
the ladybug says a prayer
from deep within her heart...
before she retires for the night.

-Marie Lawrence

What the Ladybug Whispered

When I was very young,
I ran after a ladybug to catch it.
"I cannot stay...
I bring you joy for this moment today.
Remember, you may never hold on to me.
I must be set free,"
she whispered.

"As your lovely spirit
is free as the wind
to be whoever you want to be,
there is...but no limit.

Indeed a miracle you are...
with shiny eyes and laughter.
A joyous melody
can be heard
throughout the land,
as nature echoes
with ready refrain
to celebrate a sweet soul.

And with dreams undimmed,
which enable you to fly-
like me.
Oh do not pinion my wings
my little dear,
and I entreat those who come near
your sweet soul
to always let you be free...
not mishaped
by their constraint...
to be who you were intended to be."

-Marie Lawrence

Oh Lovely Ladybug

Oh lovely ladybug,
take me to a land so fair
where I do not have a care...

In a meadow where
a rainbow bridges earth and sky,
and hills that reach high–
where there are bluebells and
cowslips everywhere.

In a dress like yours
that is red with black spots,
let me dance on flower tops...

And sip tea
in a lovely lea
with the ladybug queen
who has never been seen.

Let me be light
as a feather
and give me wings
so I can take flight–
to a land of ladybugs
filled with such delight.

-Marie Lawrence

The Ladybug's Birthday Party

The ladybug wakes up
and remembers,
it is a most special day-
her friend's birthday
is today.

Her abode,
a sweet little rose
with crystal droplets of dew,
reflect sunlit petals
into a rainbow of hue.

Now she must hurry,
no time to tarry,
as she makes cupcakes-
vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry;
making a pot of rose hips tea,
she spices it ever so carefully.

She then tidies up-
picking a fresh
bouquet of buttercup
to place on her table,
with party favor
for little bugs to savor.

Ribbons are hung
and balloons strung
to celebrate such an occasion...
she hears the doorbell ring,
the guests have arrived-
oh, what presents they bring!

Then they all dance to a tune
that the ladybug wrote,
by the light of the full moon,
ending on a most harmonious note
as they all sing "Happy Birthday to you!"

- Marie Lawrence


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      Louise Powles 

      22 months ago from Norfolk, England

      That's lovely poetry, and I love the pictures too. Here in England we call them Ladybirds, but they are so cute! =)

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      stella vadakin 

      2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      To be a ladybug and free is wonderful. The poems are wonderful and I like the ladybugs you have drawn.

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Marie, what delightful lady bug poetry and wonderfully drawn images. Well done and thank you for sharing.


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