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Faith is a Firefly (1 Viewer)

Darkkin

WF Veterans
Faith is a Firefly

Sitting on the porch
its weathered cement
hot water bottle warm

Grandpa's standing
just a little bit behind
as we watch the lights
in the old fir grove

nature's fireworks
begin in earnest
as day slips away

the thought blooms
the words spilled
I couldn't catch them

but I realised
those words

they're true...

faith is a firefly

Grandpa understood
 

stuub27

Senior Member
Faith is a Firefly

Sitting on the porch
its weathered cement
hot water bottle warm

Grandpa's standing
just a little bit behind
as we watch the lights
in the old fir grove

nature's fireworks
begin in earnest
as day slips away

the thought blooms
the words spilled
I couldn't catch them

but I realised
those words

they're true...

faith is a firefly

Grandpa understood
I really like the way this captures a "simple", "pure" moment so well...and somehow remains timeless itself. Deceptively simple in presentation. Far deeper below the surface.
Very nice :)
 

apple

WF Veterans
there are things we know. understanding from deep places that can't be expressed with words. Flickers. light dark, dark light. It creates longing as well as comfort.
Thank you Darkkin for this poem.
 
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