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Firefly Dream

Fireflies buzzing every which way---
But they never stop long enough for one
to catch them or enjoy their glimmer---
No, not today!

They know we appreciate their remarkable
beauty and the glistening light they share---
Yet they NEVER stop for more than
a brief moment since they are only
lightening bugs, lacking any natural
sense of care or affection.

Oh, how I wish that I could soar with the
fireflies for a short time, being an
illuminating and traveling ball of 
brilliant light---Helping lost,
disheartened souls achieve a greater
sense of well-being and self-contentment!

Yet, that is a dream that will NEVER be
so I suppose I'll have to stay on this
uneven, unchartered path in which I choose
to roam every lonely day of my existence.

Unhappy and insecure, questioning what to do
and who to be loved by, myself or the 
pain of continual let-down and unworthiness.

Above all, I've realized that I could
never dream of being a firefly that has
no cares, concerns, commitments, and
most of all, no heart and soul to
take the chance for the happiness that
comes with human nature's unending,
unconditional love.

Consider this....Instead, would the
fragile innocence of a delicately-
painted butterfly take me far away 
into the turquoise-infused skies
of peace, serenity, and clarity
between the mind and soul?

c2013 Julie Rasley

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