Did You Ever?

Did You Ever?

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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Scientific facts here folks.

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Did you ever contemplate
that female dragonflies 
can seemingly lie?
Determined to be mistress
of their own fate,
studies have discovered
that ladies of the species
will feign death
rather than succumb to
the advances of rampant mates.
Forgive me for smiling
because it tickles me to find
such punishing plans put in place,
talk about anything
for a bit of peace.
"A not tonight darling
I've got a headache
I can't face it", is pretty tame
when you compare it
to the games those winged divas play.
Got to hand it to them
they ain't flitting about with any nonsense
unless they are in the mood
and feel broody.
A simple "Go away" out of the question.
They'd rather fake their own demise,
drastic measures to avoid
one of life's little pleasures.

© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


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Dear Chris, your delightful poem started a swarm of thoughts in my head, I can almost see a beautiful little lady dragonfly collapsing ( pretending demise) at the on set of a proposal from a debonair male dragonfly. it is very amusing and educational at the same time! Thank you for this beautiful scientific information.

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

When I read the article Mrudula, it appealed to my wicked sense of humour. Pleased you saw the humou.. read more



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A great poem Chris . . . including that ironic ending.
Tom

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you Tom for all your encouragement. Much appreciated.

Chris
Wow, I've heard of insects and even fish in the sea having the ability to change colors but faking your own death to avoid the opposite sex...that's a new one. ha

Nice info Chris.

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Clever little things aren't they? These facts amused me so much, they deserved a poem. Thanks for ch.. read more
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Rye
to the games those winged divas play.
Got to hand it to them
they ain't flitting about with any nonsense
unless they are in the mood

I REALLY LOVE this part, This is deep really, I enjoyed this write. So nicely penned

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Many thanks Ryanna. I appreciate your thoughts and your visit.

Chris
My grandmother called dragonflies God's darning needles and if we told a lie one would come to sew our lips shut. I'm still here, lips open...so either the story wasn't true...or I've never told a lie.
What are the odds? ;>{0}

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Why Ted you've always been a good boy :) Thank you for sharing your dragonfly story with us. I love .. read more
Smiling here...you have taught me something today, Chris. The female dragonfly is very clever...cunning...coquettish. Who would have dreamed this? Mother Nature is a cagey one. Loved this. Lydi**

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Hello Lydi**, I have to agree with you on all three counts. Who would have thought that nature was s.. read more
Ah yes, I've read about it and it made me laugh even then and now too! Seems we (female) humans have much to learn from those mightly dragonfly ladies hahah ;P
It was refreshing to see someone covered this topic in poetry form. Nice one, Christine :))

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

We share the same sense of humour Dr Y. We can indeed learn from lady dragonflies. Thank you.
Delightful, humorous, cleverly constructed. I absolutely love dragonflies, and I had never heard of this dramatic male diversion. I look forward to reading more of your writing.

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you Larq. Welcome to my page. Delighted to see you here.

Chris
Never thought the morphology of a dragonfly can be so telling. Also polemical. Without being didactic.

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

You live and learn. Thanks for checking this one out Aurora.
i think some women may be pushed to almost do this very same thing...some males just don't understand the word "no."
or hey, i'm just not interested.
and then the praying mantis...after their lovemaking, the female kills the male.
harsh tactics all the way around.
j.

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

That praying mantis is deadly. Feigning death is one thing but biting your lover's head off after ma.. read more
Wonderfully expressed Piece ;-]

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Many thanks Weeping willow, O appreciate your thoughts and your visit.

Chris

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Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for a year now, so pleased I made the change to posting my work here. Have loved reading poetry all my life, but never wrote my first poem until I hit 40. I wish now that I.. more..

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