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Springtime Bug or: Tiny Spirit
by Erin E Kelly-Moen
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Sheesh, why canít I write something!
It was a beautiful day, planting flowers,
Basking in the sun, cats playing,
Watering growth, wanting to write, to
Write, to write something meaningfulÖ

And now, a tiny pesky bug,
About the size of the tip of my pencil lead,
Is exploring my composition book.
Wonít jump on my pencil, teensy-tiny
Wings scurry it away, erratically. Now,
Itís in the spine of my book, if I release
My fingers splaying it apart, it will
Be crushed! Well, I canít handle that.
It needs to be prodded along, somehow.
I try again with my pencil lead, it keeps
Squirming astray. Too big, I guess, the lead.
Finally moved it with a toothpick tip, it shuffle-jumped
To the middle of the page. Okay, so now, itís looking at me.
Me; a mountain, I would think. I want it to lift off, take flight,
I donít want to be its killer, weensy as it is. At least its
Out on the page, and what happens next happens, without
Too much guilt. ..

Thank god! I grabbed my pencil to write another line,
and it took off! Good luck, tiny spirit.. And goodbye.

Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
4/28/12 © Copyright

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Reviewed by jude forese 5/4/2012
cute ... a bug as a source of inspiration ...
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/30/2012
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 4/29/2012
Smiling from your poem!!!
*Erin* Sooo concerning
with intense sensitivity!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/29/2012
Very Buddhist of you as that bug could have been somebodies mother in a prior life...e
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/29/2012
With your poem I recall the morning I came to my friend's kitchen table in Thailand. Some sugar had been spilled on the table and it was half covered with red ants. My friend got a cloth then begin to gently wipe the ants off the table. While it was strange to see him do this, he was a Buddhist and as such, honored all living things.

Old habits die hard. I still SWAT pesky insects.

Reviewed by John Flanagan 4/29/2012
they who notice and respect the small
know how to deal with the big

a delight, Erin

Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 4/28/2012
precious in everyway

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