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Fireflies and Dragonflies

Where have they gone?

What have we done?

It’s been years since I’ve seen one

Dragons that roamed so freely before

The meadows and fields they used to explore

They’re now nearly gone, extinct, no more

Fireflies that lit up the night

So many they were, they shined bright

Nowadays, not one is insight

Fireflies and dragonflies seem like myths now

But I do hope they re-emerge, somehow

To see again the dragon’s wings and the fireflies’ light

That would be such a delight

©Maria Michaela

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Dragonflies

I dreamed of dragons and their lovely wings

They hover for a moment then gone in an instant

just to appear suddenly, once more

Dragons with their big bulgy eyes

breathing water instead of fire

Brown or greenish when they are young

Then colorful as adults

 

I use to chase them and they land on my fingers

Now they’re gone or are in hiding

Poor creatures

Driven to extinction

Slowly they become no more

Small and mighty were they

 

Tonight I’ll dream of dragons and imagine

them dancing with the fireflies

As the crickets play the maracas under a moonless sky