Pesky Little Suckers

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – The Tuesday Platform:  Going Buggy
(posted by Rommy)

“We’ve had several chilly May days in Bucks County, but that hasn’t stopped the flowers from blooming. We hit peak cherry blossom season a couple of weeks ago. Those have since fallen and given way to bleeding hearts and azalea buds. Of course, with the increase in plant life comes an increase in insect life. The bees and butterflies are doing their pollinating thing. Unfortunately, so are the ants. I’m currently waging war against a stubborn colony, intent on claiming one of my beloved orchids. So, I’m going a bit buggy in the brain.”

They bzzz, they bite
spill blood if you smite
them, and cary diseases
I’m sure they’re quite pleased with.
You spray and use candles
then see them on handles
of cups, edges of plates.
At least bees pollinate.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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12 Responses to Pesky Little Suckers

  1. nice rhyme and onomatopoeia


  2. Mosquitoes! UGH! LOL, every time I see the bats out, I say a little prayer for them to have good hunting and eat their fill of mosquitoes.


  3. Indeed! I have never minded bees (all right, I love bees), but goodness gracious! there is nothing good about a mosquito. I don’t often kill things, but… with those little buggers, most of the time, instinct takes over and… splat!

    Wonderfully told buzzzzzzz…


  4. Oh those mosquitoes … almost as bad as ticks …


  5. Jim says:

    “Better get ready.” How do they get into houses, my question. Nice little poem, Sara. I like the rhyme, really nice effort. Here we didn’t have a freeze this winter to cut their population back. Should make for a big crop of them thos year.


  6. Corey Rowley says:

    Pesky little effers!!!! I am so on the same page with you. I hate them with a purple passion. And I hate to use bug spray. Very buggy and very true, loved it!


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