Thursday, January 29, 2015

Children's Poem: "To a Baby Firefly"

Firefly Nightlight
One of the many joys I remember from childhood was being outside on a hot summer night.

First we would wear ourselves out playing hide-and-seek in the dark.

Then, we would get a Ball jar with a lid from Mom so we could catch fireflies -- only back then, we called them lightning bugs.

They were such gentle little creatures and I was always awed, as I watched them light up my magical flashing nightlight.

I couldn't help but honor them with a poem.

To A Baby Firefly

by CJ Heck

Little baby firefly,
when your night is through,
does your mother tuck you in
and tell you she loves you?

Does she kiss your forehead
and say in morning's light ...
"Day-day little sleepyhead,
close your eyes, put out your light."

("To a Baby Firefly" from the book, "Barking Spiders 2 (sequel)", by CJ Heck)

“A writer soon learns that easy to read is hard to write.” ~CJ Heck


Unknown said...

Oh, this one is an absolute delight, CJ. Love it x

CJ Heck said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Christine. Thank you so much for your wonderful support and caring comments.