Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Fairy and The Firefly


Fireflies are mortals, they are destined to die
How come the fairy had expected it, to show the way to fly?

Trapped in the Cimmerian tunnel of despair and false hope
There resides a lost fairy who still yearns for the light
As the folklore depicts, a fire beetle in the tunnel
Had been once a source for her lambent delight

The fire beetle had its glow, its glimmer and its incandescence
That had radiated warmth and love for the lost
And the lost fairy had danced in its aura of radiance
With her soul entirely engrossed

Awestricken by its warm glimmer, the fairy had not realized
What the fate of a firefly could be
That a firefly may show a way to the wanderer
Or it could go dimmer or possibly flee

How naïve of her that she did not know
‘Tis a fatal attraction that won’t survive
The firefly would either die or flee away
Abandoning her in the middle of nowhere to strive

The fairy should have known better, what she not knew
Those fireflies are mortals, they are destined to die
She should have known that the fire beetles cannot
Show her the way to fly …….

 - Sarah Rahman

(Hailing from Karachi, Pakistan, Sarah Rahman is, "an aspiring writer, a solitary and endeavoring soul striving to discover the purpose of my being in the macrocosm. An explorer, on her way, to deciphering the untapped, seraphic and the bitter realities of life." The Fairy and the Firefly first appeared on Essaar's Virtual Voyage and appears within these pages courtesy of the author.)