A Flea And A Fly In A Flue

A flea and a fly in a flue
Were imprisoned, so what could they do?
Said the fly, "let us flee!"
"Let us fly!" said the flea.
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.

by Ogden Nash

Comments (11)

nice use of blood as a representation of experience in love, especially good the heart being the body's blood pumper
Hauntingly expressed about love lost, Matthew! The joy of feeling loved, makes us always come back for more but the fear and pain of love lost makes us want to avoid being hurt. The blood on heart will wash away when heart opens to new love.
the blood at your heart gives you life with nostalgic memory that seems comedy after you suffering tragedy......it gives you a healing touch.... lovely.
Congrats for selection of this poem as 'Poem of the Day'. Passion and the feelings of a jilted and heart-broken lover expressed beautifully. Thanks, MH. I never knew the pain of love Until I first fell into it I look down.... At the blood on my heart
Personally I don't believe love ever lasts. People stay together forever sometimes for other reasons.
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