A young firefly (born in July)
Was granted license to glow
By the Commission on Chemical Emission
And the Department of Flit To and Fro.
But a court of some sort
In the mason jar found
That his reason, this season,
For glowing and flying around
Was illumination of a child's education
Via books from the library sneaked out.
The residing presiding
Found no reason to bless,
And concluded, it's prudent
To illuminate less.
The glowworm was informed
Of the judges decision
By the aphids up under the lid.
And scolded with derision,
As the lightnin' bug nervously peeked out.
But the firefly, I don't know why,
Believed in both glowing and booking.
And shined, half the times
When he thought no one was looking.
Well the child went wild.
The rotten bug that he'd caught by the road
Hid his light half the night
And got fed to the toad.
Compromise is a myth when a child is freaked out.
FAIRNESS, n. Death for the slow and confusion for the busy.