life on a light bulb  

evilgothgirl 51F
326 posts
6/12/2006 6:14 pm

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6/17/2006 7:47 pm

life on a light bulb

I was talking to a moth
the other evening.
He was trying to break into
an electric lightbulb
and fry himself on the wires.

Why do you fellows
pull this stunt? I asked him
Because it is the conventional
thing for moths? Why?
If that had been an uncovered
candle instead of an electric
light bulb you would
now be a small unsightly cinder.
Have you no sense?

Plenty of it he answered
But at times we get tired
of using it.
We get bored with the routine
and crave beauty
and excitement.
Fire is beautiful,
and we know that if we get
too close it will kill us.
But what does that matter?
It is better to be happy
for a moment
and be burned up with beauty
than live a long time
and be bored all the while.
So we wad our life up
into one little roll
and then we shoot the roll.
That is what life is for.
It is better to be a part of beauty
for one instant and then cease to
exist than to exist forever
and never be a part of beauty.
Our attitude to life
is easy come, easy go.
We are like human beings
used to be before they became
too civilized to enjoy themselves.

Before I could argue him
out of his philosophy
he went and immolated himself
on a patent cigar lighter.
I do not agree with him;
myself, I would rather have
half the happiness and twice
the longevity.

But, at the same time, I wish
there was something I wanted
as badly as he wanted to fry himself.


Jeepidiot 42M

6/12/2006 7:16 pm

Love this one. Are you writing these yourself? You could write a book and make lots of money and then be my SugarMama.


evilgothgirl replies on 6/12/2006 7:44 pm:
I have over a thousand poems, lyrics, proses...etc...I have them all stored, and I only share a small portion of what I write...

Thanks hun..I would love to be your sugar mamma, if you promise to be my love slave

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