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Fireflies -Dola Dutta Roy

posted Dec 5, 2014, 6:41 PM by A Billion Stories   [ updated Dec 5, 2014, 6:46 PM ]
The day ends with a sigh
Lamenting the fading of
The purple sun.

In a moment the fireflies
Will haunt the dark recesses
Of the dense woods
Where wild creepers
Ensnare heroic trees
Thirsting for life.

Where the night air breathes
In whispers
For the wily owl
To seek its prey,
While trees make music and
Shed a few tears
On blades of grass
That may gleam the next day.

There’ll be no one to listen or care
What tales they did share --
But the fireflies
That glow in the dark
Keeping vigil, will dare
To keep their secrets unknown
To the world that lies asleep,
Waiting for a new dawn.

Calcutta, Nov. 4, 2014
Dola Dutta Roy

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Submitted by: Dola Dutta Roy
Submitted on: Mon Nov 10 2014 21:41:57 GMT+0530 (IST)
Category: Original
Language: English

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