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Who's the Moth

Author: BlazeFlamme
ASL Info:    22/m/TX
Elite Ratio:    1.8 - 23 /161 /138
Words: 194
Class/Type: Poetry /Love
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This caterpillar had some incentive. Took a risk and a lot of patience.

Who's the Moth

I feel like chasing butterflies
Already have my sights on one
Get as close as I can
To where you might land and...
Now what?

I can't spread the wings I don't have
You flutter from one spot to the next
Always within my view
(All the while, eyes on you)
As you dance with suitors of your kind.

Hard as I try, I can't keep up
Fourteen legs is not enough
I would gladly trade in half to
Share that very sky with you
So I curl up in a ball and pray

And then I wait and I wait
And I hope you're still there
My mind's sour debate
Keeps sneaking in
Sure hope I'm not a moth

And day by night by today's light
Sure enough, the air is sweet
I finally leap into flight
But no mirrors here to see
Nor my beauty to be

I stretch my wings on mission
I pass many but not you
So I fly and fly and keep searching
And after so long, I've found you now
So now please tell me
What have I come to be?

Submitted on 2011-10-01 22:06:09     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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  Very personal feeling, as though we are there. Quite nice effect, thanks.
| Posted on 2011-10-02 00:00:00 | by Blue Monk | [ Reply to This ]
  this reminds me of my crush in grade school...

i adored her at a distance..but felt like the slow dumb caterpillar...she never noticed me...or so i figured..and when i finally became the butterfly...i looked for her...but unfortunately she was long gone...and then i realized...i wasn't the butterfly i thought i was...i was more like the annoying moth...

i like the way you constructed the story in this poem...nicely done.

| Posted on 2011-10-01 00:00:00 | by jacoberin | [ Reply to This ]

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