Pest Control

Pest Control

A Poem by Beccy

I attended a lecture on pests yesterday
where a very large numbers were present,
including a termite who munched noisily
and made life most awfully unpleasant.

To my left sat a bottle green aphid
who kept eyeing my pink paisley tie.
"Is that silk I can scent?" he faint ventured,
inching closer with hope in his eye,
"'tis a while since I last had the pleasure,
and for such I would most surely die."

For a time I just chose to ignore him,
but persistence was his middle name;
and closer he came, so much closer,
like a moth hypnotised by a flame,
so I crushed him 'twixt thumb and forefinger
with the thought it was none of my blame.

For 'tis man at the top of the food chain
with all nature at his beck and call;
But then I paused for a moment and
wondered, what fate may eventual befall,
when all that remains of this planet
is the greatest destroyer of all.

© 2021 Beccy


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very clever. i have recently learned that people have taken to dipping cicadas in chocolate and eating them. there's a reason and a purpose for everything under the sun. there is usually a day of reckoning when the shoe is on the other foot. well said. i quite enjoyed this and it made me think ... :)

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very clever. i have recently learned that people have taken to dipping cicadas in chocolate and eating them. there's a reason and a purpose for everything under the sun. there is usually a day of reckoning when the shoe is on the other foot. well said. i quite enjoyed this and it made me think ... :)

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Yes, what comes around, goes around, and our upsetting the balance of nature will result in our own demise. I gotta admit, though, I would've squashed that aphid, too. This is an entertaining little tale with a very serious message.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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yes, when we become the bugs to be squashed....when the shoe is on the other foot, so to speak.
We need to take a look at ourselves and ask....are we appreciating nature and the creatures within it?
Or are we destroying it because of our vanity?

Posted 1 Month Ago




I would like to think this proves to be a lesson for all of them predators out there .. but I know we both know that aint gonna be the case ... every now and then tho, I am reminded of the fact that I have some very good reasons to be ashamed of my own species ........... your words here kinda reinforced that fact ... Well executed Beccy :)


Posted 2 Months Ago


Man, it's like he was born with a bulldozer and tractor attached and continued around the world digging and flattening everything in sight. I think even the biggest idiot can see mother nature is rebelling, and that's never a good thing. Who would have thought rivers in Britain would be drying up. Maybe the insects can't wait for humans to disappear off the face of the earth.

Posted 2 Months Ago


LOL, I love it we may well all be eating soylent green one day:/ I still think the roaches will rule the planet eventually I love how this was written in such a sweet cadence and tone with a nice dark gut punch ending

Posted 2 Months Ago


Ah, the food chain, much like the supply chain.... man is delusional and his zeniths are imaginary. But a paisley tie... now that is something entirely different. Entertaining B.

Posted 2 Months Ago


' But then I paused for a moment and ~ wondered, what .. .. .. '

Your mind literally soars in the most imaginative and metaphorical of academic trails! Not saying too much, others must find the small itches that upturn the words into what is a first class finish.. and moral.

Brilliantly worded, Beccy.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Beccy

2 Months Ago

Confession time....

This was birthed in my mind back in 2017, after I actually atten.. read more
emmajoy

2 Months Ago

It certainly is, Beccy! Extraordinary how both fact and fiction tickles the mind and its various co.. read more
A very enlightening poem, Human beings get rid of insects like they are nothing while we slowly kill ourselves.

Posted 2 Months Ago



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Beccy
Beccy

Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom



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