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Kids Poems ;The Fly Under The Lamb Shade

Discussion in 'Quotes & Poems' started by Yours, May 13, 2016.

  1. Ah ! thou lost, unwary thing,
    Fluttering with a tortured wing -
    Crying, with thy little feet
    Scorched amid surrounding heat !
    Poor, unhappy, suffering fly,
    What a painful death to die !

    Since so rashly thou hast strayed
    'Twixt the funnel and the shade,
    In the fiery prison lost,
    Now thy life must pay the cost
    Of thy venturing near the glare
    Dazzling to allure thee there !

    Oh ! it fills my heart with pain
    Thus to see thee strive in vain
    For escape ; for I, alas !
    Am too small to lift the glass.
    Mother says I must not take
    Things my little hands might break.

    Here she comes! but 'tis too late!
    Thou, poor thing, hast met thy fate.
    Motion ceases life has fled-
    Dropping on the table, dead,
    Now I see thee, thoughtless fly,
    'Twas a foolish death to die !

    "Yes, my child, in careless play,
    Thus his life is thrown away.
    For a thing that pleased the eye
    He rushed onward but to die !
    But remember there was none
    Warning him the blaze to shun.

    "If thou think'st the untaught flies,
    For their errors, so unwise,
    Let this insect's fall be hence
    From temptation thy defence.
    On thy heart a picture stamp
    Of the fly about the lamp !"

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