B.. Alexander


Fireflies - Poem by B.. Alexander

Me and my friends
We'd go blind
Chasing fireflies in the dark
All we wanted was some relief
We'd go blind
We'd go blind for them

We were chasing fireflies
When all we'd ever be...
We were chasing fireflies
When all we'd ever reach was...

Oh...

Me and my friends
We'd sit waiting
Watching the fireflies mating
All we wanted was some belief
That we could
That we could too

Maybe it's this strange path we walk
Of choices taken and failures gained
Maybe it's no choice at all
Following the beautiful fireflies down
Into the caves
Where they glow
Oh, that's all they know
To do
To glow...

I longed to catch a firefly
Have her glow here in my room
Oh, to catch a firefly
Bathe me, in her light

Me and my friends
We'd go blind
Chasing fireflies in the night
All we wanted was something bright
We'd go blind
We'd go blind for them

We were chasing fireflies
When it could never be
We were chasing fireflies
When we would never reach
What we were not tall enough to reach
When we were not good enough to be
Anything; but blind
Oh...

(2008)

Listen to this poem:

Comments about Fireflies by B.. Alexander

  • Rookie - 228 Points John Shea (7/29/2014 8:00:00 PM)

    they land on a star to refuel for our enjoyment. loved the poem. (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 15, 2008



[Hata Bildir]