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A Moth Meets Devastation

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I was reading in my study
On my desk a moth lay stunned,
It had flew into my lamp,   
I fear 'tis moribund.

It had fluttered around the room
Erratic in its flight,
Yet in all that empty space
It collided with my light.

I felt sad at its demise
As it flopped beside my book,
How unfortunate I thought
If only it had looked.

I imagine it flew towards the light
In hope of navigation,
Heading, it thought for safety
But meeting devastation.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 8/19/2019 9:39:00 AM
Gary, I like this poem. Reminds me of "The Mothman Prophecies". Poor moth though. -Richard
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Date: 8/19/2019 10:10:00 AM
Thank you Richard. :)
Date: 8/3/2019 5:18:00 AM
I often see moths do this. But not in such an upbeat, jazzy, rhyming way which I think is terrific!
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Date: 8/3/2019 7:00:00 AM
Thank you Caren. :)
Date: 8/2/2019 7:30:00 PM
meeting devastation... I sure get that one... Great pen... loved it. Ann
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Date: 8/3/2019 4:24:00 AM
Thank you Ann. :)
Date: 7/30/2019 8:05:00 PM
Perfectly penned, Gary. Just love it. I'm going to FAVE it, since I 'moth' read it again and again. LOL. Just a delight. ~ gw
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Date: 7/31/2019 5:34:00 AM
Thank you Gershon. :)
Date: 7/30/2019 2:37:00 PM
Aw... little buggers... but aw! Particularly enjoyed the rhyme of stunned and moribund. How good a word is moribund?! Enjoyed this Gary (and what does that say about me?)
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Date: 7/30/2019 2:46:00 PM
Thank you Nina. :)