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Like a Firefly

May 29, 2010
By MelissaBee BRONZE, Asheville, North Carolina
MelissaBee BRONZE, Asheville, North Carolina
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She was like a firefly
Lighting up a starless sky
But only enough so she could see
No one else
No one else
Could see her light.
And she tried to
But her throat would close up
Telling her it was alright
To not know what to say
To go through every day
Just like a firefly
Whose name
That only lights up herself
And she wonders if a firefly
Can ever become a blaze
And if a blaze lights up itself
At all
Or only the night sky

The author's comments:
This is about me, and how sometimes I feel like I should be able to do something more important than just living within my own life.

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on Jun. 27 2010 at 9:29 pm
crubs33 DIAMOND, Lido Beach, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud."- Coco Chanel
Life isn't about surviving the storm, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

Wow this is so amazing!! i can so feel the emotion!!! if you could please comment and rate my work that would be great!! thanks and great work!!!

on Jun. 27 2010 at 8:48 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Papillion, Nebraska
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Favorite Quote:
What the front door.

i love this poem captain. especially the last 5 lines-philosophize me captain. 5 stars.