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Fire-Flies

Fire-flies sparkle in the late June night
The show they put on is quite a sight
Both old and young do delight
As darkness fills with their display so bright

They bring to life many childhood dreams
The world around you becomes magical it seems
The evening air becomes trickling streams
Of flashing lights with no set routines

It's a favorite game children play
I guess it's always been that way
Get a jar, dash about and sashay 
But, not long in one place will a fire-fly stay

When they do capture a treasured one inside
It's shown to everyone with such pride
But after a few moments often decide
The magic to the jar they should not confide

So, off comes the lid so it will go
To join the others in the wonderful show
And as they grow older, I hope they know
To pass on this game, learned long ago

©Donna Jones

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  1. Date: 12/22/2013 1:46:00 AM

    Reading this poem is so much unwinding, and because I rarely see a firefly in our area, this is a very popular game hunting of fireflies and who ever got the brightest jar will win, also there's so much love steaming and caring on this poem. A lovely read of this beautiful poem, Donna. (^_^) Noel.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 12/22/2013 8:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    How very kind Noel...these are fond memories for me and I'm glad you enjoyed them...thank you so much for stopping by...have a very nice ending of year...and beginning of new one...
  1. Date: 10/22/2013 8:41:00 PM

    So many interesting titles you have. I was going to go back and read your easter bunny poem and ran into this one. I just love poems about animals and insects. I remember catching fireflies as a kid. This brought back found memories. Enjoyed your poem. Thank you for sharing.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 12/22/2013 7:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Doing some caching up Jon....thanks for your kind comment....I wonder if kids still do this today?
  1. Date: 5/6/2013 12:25:00 AM

    Sadly fireflies are not found in Idaho. I've always wanted to see one for myself :( Nice poem though! Maybe I'm being overly sentimental, but I find it sad how hopscotch, jump-rope and four-square have all but disappeared. Imagination needs to be passed on, like catching fireflies in a jar. There's no real reason - it's just something you do. Good work!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 5/6/2013 6:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    They really are awesome...like tiny stars....sparkling all around....and yes I played hop scotch with my niece just a couple years ago...until she outgrew it..these traditions are sadly dying...thanks so much for stopping..
  1. Date: 3/29/2013 6:40:00 AM

    Brought back the magic of childhood..Enjoyed reading this one today..Thanks for stopping by..Your presence at my work was uplifting..Sara

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 5/6/2013 6:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Your too Sara...thanks...
  1. Date: 3/28/2013 9:42:00 PM

    Hi DOnna, this is an awesome poem...Linda

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 5/6/2013 6:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much Linda...
  1. Date: 3/28/2013 3:23:00 PM

    Thank you for entering my contest

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/28/2013 4:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for having us Judy ....it was fun....nd thanks for the honor.
  1. Date: 3/28/2013 8:47:00 AM

    Like I said below Donna, love the memories here--thought it would score higher!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/28/2013 9:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Craig....no worries...just glad it was enjoyed.....Donna :-)
  1. Date: 3/25/2013 2:24:00 PM

    Congrats, Donna. Well done. Nice going. hugs, Ralph

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/25/2013 4:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Ralph :-)
  1. Date: 3/25/2013 12:29:00 PM

    Congrats on your winning piece!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/25/2013 4:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Caleb :-)
  1. Date: 3/25/2013 8:33:00 AM

    What a light hearted poem this is! The first time I saw a fire-fly was such a thrill...since we don't have them in California, I was an adult on a trip back east, and I was as excited as a child when we saw them at twilight!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/25/2013 8:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Carrie....
  1. Date: 3/25/2013 6:40:00 AM

    superb write friend Donna. I like it. Congratulations on your win..Have a nice day. Maria

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/25/2013 8:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Maria....
  1. Date: 3/18/2013 1:26:00 PM

    Donna, like Annalise says, so many memories--really enjoyed this--one of those memories was a party I went to--everyone was like 35-45 and we all went out just after dusk with jars to see who could catch the most until someone broke their ankle in a hole---lol---that was the last excursion into adult firefly catching for us!!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/18/2013 1:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well I guess that in itself made a new memory. Glad you liked it Craig...thanks for writing....Donna
  1. Date: 3/18/2013 1:19:00 PM

    Your poem's on fire! Terry

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/18/2013 1:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Terry, appreciate you stopping...Donna
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 12:20:00 PM

    Donna, you've brought back memories that I continue to cherish to this day! Thanks for sharing this beautiful Quatrain. Enjoy your day. God bless! Love, Annalise

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/17/2013 12:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So happy you share these memories......
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 1:43:00 PM

    Oh Donna , I love these magical tales,I wrote one something like yrs a few days before I wrote Lilith,,, thank you for reading ;}

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/16/2013 9:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Debbie and I enjoyed Lilith...
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 9:11:00 AM

    Nicely done in capturing the fireflies. It brings back wonderful childhood memories. I don't think there are as many fireflies in my area as there use to be. Probably because our countryside home is now a busy town. Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your delightful poem. Warm Smiles, Connie

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/16/2013 9:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Connie, I'm glad its still mostly country where I live....have a nice sunday
  1. Date: 3/15/2013 8:22:00 PM

    This will make a good one for the contest. I remember those days and the joy they used to bring. Thanks for sharing..... Lucilla

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/16/2013 9:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I wonder how many children still do? Thanks Lucilla
  1. Date: 3/15/2013 6:06:00 PM

    This is simply lovely, a truly delightful piece. I remember doing this very thing when I was a child.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/16/2013 9:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh the good old days..now we sit by the light of pecking on the keyboard. Haha
  1. Date: 3/15/2013 9:46:00 AM

    This is such a sweet poem, Donna. Beautifully written with some really amazing images (the last two lines of the second verse were my favourite). Anytime I see fireflies, I feel like a kid again - You have captured that feeling perfectly here!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/16/2013 9:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks heat her, I appreciate that....great Sunday to ya!
  1. Date: 3/15/2013 12:12:00 AM

    I just LOVED finding fireflies when I was a kid. CAn you believe they do not have them out west?? I don't know why. but when I revisit Iowa once in a blue moon, I always wait to see them at night. Good poem.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/15/2013 9:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That's sad....all the more to enjoy when you get the chance....thanks for reading....Donna
  1. Date: 3/15/2013 12:01:00 AM

    Beautifully rhyming write, well done, Donna:) Jag

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/15/2013 9:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much Jag.....appreciate the kind words....Donna
  1. Date: 3/14/2013 9:04:00 PM

    Fireflies always remind me of magic. Wonderful and sweet write Donna! Hugs

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/14/2013 9:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Cecilia for the kind words. :-)
  1. Date: 3/14/2013 6:57:00 PM

    !!!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/14/2013 7:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks.....
  1. Date: 3/14/2013 5:55:00 PM

    Good morning my dear friend Donna! So glad that i peeked at soup before going to work and read your cong. comments and especially this very lovely poem of yours about Fire Flies. I love your poem so much and the wonderful image bringing back my good memories in my childhood too! A great write indeed! Thank you thank you so much for sharing this gem of yours, your kind visits and congratulatory comments! More blessings and power to you! Have a great day! love and hugs, Leonora

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/14/2013 7:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Always wonderful to see a visit from you..you. brighten up my day...thanks for the visit....Donna
  1. Date: 3/14/2013 2:37:00 PM

    Brings back so many fine memories, Donna...Catching fireflies in Mason Jars then poking holes in the lids so they could breath...Thanks for the nostolgia my friend - Tim

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/14/2013 7:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh the simple joys...I wonder if kids today could put down their phones long enough to do it????
  1. Date: 3/14/2013 12:17:00 PM

    Always loved the fireflies in summer... spent many a night trying to catch the for jars lol Enjoyed !!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/14/2013 7:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Me too Debra... thanks for the visit today....:-)
  1. Date: 3/14/2013 9:29:00 AM

    As a kid, I was totally intrigued, as many were, by these little buggers! Would catch 'em in a bottle and quickly put the lid on... it had holes punched in it so the poor things could breathe! Good luck dear Donna! Hugs xoxoxox

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 3/24/2013 8:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I thought of doing that too but a princess??? LOL
    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/14/2013 7:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I can picture you doing that Jack...I used to put them in my hair pretending I was a princess. Thanks for stopping always....Donna
  1. Date: 3/14/2013 2:15:00 AM

    Hi Donna great descriptive write could almost touch those fire flies, good luck in the contest, all the best Owen

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/14/2013 7:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Owen ....I still look forward to them every year....
  1. Date: 3/13/2013 10:12:00 PM

    This is a truly wonderful and significant write my friend! I played with lightning bugs(that's what we called them) when I was a kid, and I too put them in a mason jar to see all of them light up so beautifully! I used to make my grandmother come out and help me collect them to put into the jar! Ah, the memories my friend! You have written a magnificent poem Donna! I loved reading this glorious piece this evening! What a fabulous poem, Great Work!!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/14/2013 7:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well...grandmas are great at things like that...and it is still fun to do....have a great night..