Poetry Posts

GNATS ARE GNEAT…

and other flying things

By

Nancy Dort Rossow

2011

 

GNAT

“That’s it.  I am done,” so loudly I say.

“Annoying gnat, now please go away!

What are you doing?  Why are you here?

Around my head you’re buzzing too near.

You must want attention – you’re trying so hard,

to drive me right out of my very own yard.”

 

 

MOSQUITO

You zip all around and go in my ear,

You plan your attack, and that’s what I fear.

You zoom like a jet. You roll and you pitch,

You bite – then leave me to scratch at my itch!

 

 

 

BEE

Coming and going, you fly about,

Dropping your load along the planned route,

Like transport planes – all big and noisy,

You fly to flower, to clover, and posy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAT

Never seen, except at night,

Silent, swift upon your flight,

Like a stealth plane in the air,

sneaking by us, unaware.

 

 

BUTTERFLY

You float on the air, so light in your flight,

How did your colors get oh so bright?

Your cousin the moth is so dull and so drab,

and that is why you’re the one that’s so fab!

 

 

FLY

You get a bad rap from all, it would seem.

They think that you bite, and that you are mean.

But you are important, or so I have read.

You clean up an animal after its dead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About doctoraquarius

As long as I can remember I have written - poems, observations, stories. Then graduate school, marriage, raising a family, and work occupied my life 100% of the time, and my writing for pleasure took a back seat. I'm back. Retirement from my professional life as a school psychologist, grown children, and an empty nest have freed me to follow my passion. My wonderful husband of nearly 40 years encourages me and my God sustains me.
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