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Fireflies

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September 15, 2021
Fireflies by James-Polymer
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Suggested by DC-26
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Verse 1 –

It’s dark and it’s quiet

this moonless summer night.

The boogeymen’s shadows

hiding just out of sight.


A cracking staccato;

the fireflies go flying.

It’s dark and it’s quiet,

except for the crying.

Chorus –

Come walk with the fireflies,

they rise when the day is done.

Watch them arcing through the sky;

heralds of the setting sun.

Every night they follow closer

to home.

Verse 2 –

It’s dark and it’s quiet

‘til the shooting stars fall.

The boogeymen’s shadows

bleeding from every wall.


Here come the fireflies,

hot lead bodies gleaming.

It’s dark and it’s quiet,

except for the screaming.

Chorus –

Come walk with the fireflies,

they rise when the day is done.

Watch them arcing through the sky;

heralds of the setting sun.

Every night they follow closer

to home.

Interlude -


Chorus –

Come walk with the fireflies,

they rise when the day is done.

Watch them arcing through the sky;

heralds of the setting sun.

Every night they follow closer

to home.

Exitlude -

Come walk with the fireflies...

they rise when the day is done.


Come walk with the fireflies...

heralds of the setting sun.


Come walk with the fireflies...

watch them arcing through the sky.


Come walk with the fireflies...

Come walk with the fireflies....

Inspired partly by a book I read recently, and partly by the nightly light show provided each day in my neck of the North-East by swarms of gently bobbing lightning bugs. I figure there must be some artsy-shmartsy symbolism in there somewhere, so here's hoping it came out as somewhat coherent. ;) (Wink) 

Let me know what you think; your feedback only helps me grow as a writer. =) (Smile)

Lyrics © James Polymer, James R. Stoudt, Ghost Army of the Republic 2021.
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© 2021 James-Polymer
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nerdperson03's avatar

Wow. I love it ❤️

LindArtz's avatar

Very Nice!!! :clap: Congrats on your DD!!!

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xlntwtch's avatar

I really like this - great images painted with words that are well chosen and formatted. Sad to say I've never seen a firefly, but feel I see them here :D And so a battle against shadows is done... What was the book you'd recently read? Oh and congratulations on the DD! :love:

DC-26's avatar

This has such clear imagery. I get a real sense of place and feeling. Very poignant.

James-Polymer's avatar

Thank you for your kind words, and the +Favorite! :blushes: