Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 1 month ago

What does this poem mean?

"I Can't Help You

Poor moth. I can't help you. 

I can only turn out the light"

9 Answers

  • 1 month ago
    Best Answer

    Anthropomorphism gone mad. He says he can’t help the moth , then does by turning off the light so that the moth does not incinerate itself at that moment.

    Of course that does not help the moth, or moths generally, because it’s only a short term solution. You cannot change moth behaviour ultimately because they will just kill themselves on any heat/light source they can.

  • 1 month ago

    As so many answers have shown, it's quite obvious what this "means." Why are you so terrorized by the fact that it's called a "poem"?

  • 1 month ago

    a realistic Bug Lover

  • 1 month ago

    The moth will simply move to the next light. To truly help the moth one must lobotomize it so it's no longer attracted to the light---but who has the time or training to perform a delicate surgery like that, and where would one get the tiny surgical instruments?

    • Thomas
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      Hey Cheese, Good to see you brother. I hope you are doing well sir. Thomas

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    “Nie mogę ci pomóc”

    Biedna ćmo, nie mogę ci pomóc,

    mogę tylko zgasić światło.

    Use your heart to guide you.

    ... and like moths to the flame they come ....

    Nothing touched by flame will ever remain the same ....

  • 1 month ago

    Moths are attracted to light and will die by going into such things as a fire.Turning out the light means extinguishing the fire or turning off a hot bulb that can kill them.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    lies come in all shapes and their colors

    But nevertheless, nano's even you should be scared

    The big dog is after all

    Perhaps then will true of earth sake

    AI, shear nowhere

    Jesus Saves

  • 1 month ago

    that they cant help the moth

  • 1 month ago


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