Of Fairies and Fireflies

Sitting on the rocks by the cemetery
Reading the ancient runes
“You are like Merlin” the wise one said
“Relearning what you already knew.”

Waiting for that instance
When darkness meets the light
Waiting for that twinkle
That says the fairies are a-flight.

Sitting on the rocks by the cemetery
My child by my side
We await that twilight hour
When the fairies and fireflies collide.

Don’t tell me to quiet, hush, or desist
As my imagination will conceive
All the wonders in store for me
In the land of Make Believe.


Two prompts were given this week. Here’s my response to #2: Make Believe.

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Stephanie Ayers

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A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found in Creative Cloud designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.
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18 thoughts on “Of Fairies and Fireflies”

  1. Eric Storch says:

    “Don’t tell me to quiet, hush, or desist” Yes ma’am! I feel that way too. Let me dream, let me wander and I was show you something fascinating!

    1. SAM says:

      Exactly!! So nice to find a kindred spirit.

  2. Patricia (@patricialynne07) says:

    Lovely poem. Like the ending.

    1. SAM says:

      Thanks, Patricia!

  3. hypercryptical says:

    Lovely – we all need to make believe – it keeps us sane.

    Anna :o]

    1. SAM says:

      Yes, it definitely does.

  4. Ashley K. says:

    Beautiful. Makes me feel like day dreaming. This line is simply brilliant “When fairies and fireflies collide.” Sounds like a song.

    1. SAM says:

      Why thank you!

  5. Rosie Smith-Nazilli (@MrsNazilli) says:

    Such beauty and clarity of words.. Loved it..xx

    1. SAM says:

      Thank you, Rosie!

  6. shelton keys dunning says:

    Ah now this is a poem I can truly love, and I do!

    1. SAM says:

      Thanks, Shel!

  7. Carrie says:

    awww, lovely.

    1. SAM says:


  8. Wisper says:

    I love this! It is so clean and simple yet powerful. Great job!!!!

    1. SAM says:

      Ooo. Powerful! I’ll take that. 🙂

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