My Teardrop Fell on a Dragonfly …

My Teardrop Fell on a Dragonfly …

By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee


Artwork by Gloria Faye Brown Bates …



Zipping here, there through the clear air

A green dragonfly with shimmery, lavender wings

Flew all around the pond, lush … green grasses

I walked to the water’s edge

Stood there looking at my reflection

I felt a soft touch … looked on my bare shoulder

The little green dragonfly with shimmery, lavender wings

Had lit there … it sat there looking up at me

I looked into its blue-green eyes, saw a sunshine smile

I knew then, it was a sign from Tommy

Coming to say hello to me

I stood there for the longest time smiling at the dragonfly

I could feel the warmth of tears in my eyes

A diamond teardrop fell softly on the dragonfly

I knew it would fly away

The dragonfly wings glistened from the moisture

Its wings began to flutter as it rose from my shoulder

To fly off to zip all around once again

Did the dragonfly come to say ‘Hello Mama‘?

When it sat on my shoulder … filled my Heart with happiness

I felt it did … I don’t think it minded my teardrop on him

Dragonfly with the green body … shimmery, lavender wings

It meant the world for you to fly to me

I’m going to have a tattoo of you where you sat

Sat on my right shoulder … I could barely feel you

Weightless yet … your presence was strongly felt

A sign from Tommy saying … ‘Hello Mama’

Zipping here … zipping there

I saw its shimmery, lavender wings glistening

My teardrop fell on a dragonfly … it glistened in the sunshine

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