Sunday, September 7, 2014

Rush to stake a claim!

                                                                                       Moths: Courtesy of Tess' Mag
Image: Spoiling for a Share (here)

The three of a kind
Found milling around
Bidding for the shine
When homeward bound

Night moths were lost
Some radar confusion
Holding onto a cause
Flailing wings collision

Liken to human failings
On seeing an attraction
Would commence fighting
Selfish intents for a portion

Rush to stake a claim
Be first to grab the spoils
Conflicts became intense
Self-interest came to a boil

For Tess' hosting at Magpie Tales #236


  1. Well done, Hank! I really like this one.

  2. i find it so sad
    that thir attraction leads them
    to death...though i guess it is romantic
    as well.

  3. i like where you took this...nicely humans "they meet their fate...

  4. Attraction isn't always the best thing, have to keep it in check or off with the head

  5. I agree with comment above, we do most of the time bring on our own troubles, but there is certainly many out there who also causes trouble out of spite.
    Loved the read Hank.

  6. suicidal hell bent moths- excellent!

  7. beautifully brought out the comparison with humans, greed takes it all.

  8. Three of a kind indeed. Well captured!

  9. Good interpretations!
    (From a book I read parts of every day):
    "Selfishness--self-centeredness! That, we think, is the root of our troubles.."
    Pg 62 "Alcoholics Anonymous"

    I shall think of the moth when that character defect shows itself.
    Thank you.

  10. Lovely write, I believe moth and man could be the wiser joining forces!

  11. In this case it would be a fatal attraction..rather sad when it is all is gone in a flash of light..nicely woven Hank..

  12. I like this one Hank...nice rhyming pattern...had to read it out loud for full effect...

  13. Nice pattern! I also like that idea of rivalry was brought in.

  14. Very, very good take. Mine wasn't all that different. Love and Light, S

  15. I enjoyed your perspective here…especially the sense of competition you introduced.