A Life Less Lived


Wispy wings fluttered in the evening air

and boy! were they one very pretty pair

a buzz was all it had been granted for a voice

a mere humming sound that needed to be heard twice

still it swung from side to side

splaying merrily in the warm dusky light

inconsequential its life was destined to be

and so the night set in, inspiring it to sway in glee

a trap lay within those velvety black folds

not all that glitters is sure to be gold

and soon enough a bright light did bring in a dame

its end was what drew the moth to that killer flame

overjoyed in presence of such luminousity

the moth gave in to its lethal curiousity

to this day I can hear the soft whisper with which the wings fell

On its bittersweet end I no longer shall dwell….

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~ by eugenicist on July 15, 2011.

10 Responses to “A Life Less Lived”

  1. […] Life less lived: https://eugenicist.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/a-life-less-lived/ […]

  2. perfect composition, wow.

    keep shining like a star.

    invite you to join poets rally today.
    bless your talent.
    🙂

  3. excellent…
    Happy Sunday.

  4. Beautiful poetry. Very well written and you told the story of the moth to the flame with vivid perfection

  5. A lovely verse and enjoyed the imagery so much… it was perfect. Thanks for sharing…

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com/2011/07/whispers-memories-to-live-by.html

  6. “lethal curiosity” I loved this phrase, wonderful poem I was completely swept away by your story

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