Treasure Island

Halsho Zangana

(27-Jan-1994 / Kurdistan - Sulaimani)

Fire Flies


Those fireflies around the lantern...
They know their fate.
yet, they are in haste
to burn and waste
themselves for warmth!

They tell the story of a lost poet,
that binds his days,
which like theirs are short,
just to make a slot
for his need and must,
to deliver his theme,
which is to consume himself,
to ignite his dream.

Submitted: Saturday, August 10, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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  • Aria Siren (9/17/2013 2:20:00 PM)

    I never looked at fire flies in that way before. Excellent poem and beautiful metaphors! (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (8/11/2013 11:51:00 AM)

    Wow i gonna say fireflies are one of my fav things to watch as it always inspiring me, and second i like the way you present the idea in very delicate thought here! _Soul (Report) Reply

  • Payal Parande (8/10/2013 1:16:00 PM)

    poets are like fire flies they usher light from their provoking thoughts to illuminate the peoples life with good change and love....a brilliant poem sir (Report) Reply

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