The Gentle Firefly Poem by Ruta Mohapatra

The Gentle Firefly

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The Gentle Firefly




I lay in the dark
Inside the mosquito net
Waiting for sleep to come
And my eyelids to set
The gentle firefly
Entered the room
Its' blinking light
Dispelled the gloom
I silently wondered
As I followed its' flight
How good it would be
To have my own light



(Ruta Mohapatra)

Sunday, September 3, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: nature
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Prabhata Kumar Sahoo 03 September 2017

If human would have own light, a lot of sorrow of the society could have been resolved.Good start.7

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Dr Antony Theodore 06 September 2017

The gentle firefly Entered the room Its' blinking light Dispelled the gloom I silently wondered As I followed its' flight How good it would be To have my own light.......such a nice poem in simple words.. you express your great desire to have your own light like the firefly. just simply liked this poem and your powerful imagination and thoughts. tony

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Dr Dillip K Swain 28 November 2017

A fascinating brief poem! Appreciated the beauty of expression!

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soren Barrett 10 April 2022

A beautiful message that as a metaphor goes deeper than the obvious. I too often wish I had my own light to guide me in the darkness. Well done

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Nabakishore Dash 27 January 2022

You are lighting our hearts with lovely poems Rutaji..you have invisible light already given by the creator.

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Ruta Mohapatra 07 February 2022

Thank you for the words of encouragement, Mr. Dash!

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Dr Dillip K Swain 19 September 2021

A gentle poem... sweet expression. Liked it

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Dr Dillip K Swain 01 July 2021

I lay in the dark Inside the mosquito net Waiting for sleep to come....wonderful scene! !

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Kim Barney 22 June 2019

A delightful poem! This is especially fascinating to me because there are no fireflies where I live. I have never seen one. Ruta, you do have your own light. Wherever you go, your inner light is always illuminating other people.

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Ruta Mohapatra 22 June 2019

Thank you, Kim, for the pleasant comments! They made my day!

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