Staying Alive

Staying Alive

A Poem by Chris Shaw
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(a true story I might add, a volume of poetry titled Staying Alive)

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a pilot wasp 
on nuisance alert
invades once peaceful
afternoon space

doing a loop de loop
in a confined cabin
in and out of corners
nose diving at speed

irritation levels raised
sight and sound sky high
with kami kaze intentions
while i duck and dive

no violence inflicted
my patience got stuck in
expecting a long haul display
yet an hour later

comeuppance appeared
out of a cloud of sympathy
as if by magic
waspie made his landing

on a flight path cover
titled Staying Alive
sadly poor waspie could not read
met his end
and promptly died

© 2022 Chris Shaw


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dear Chris… a well versed Saga of a Wasp. Just a few days ago, I was rearranging Pots of Flowers on our Patio and a Wasp attacked my Hand… it really Hurt. I ran in the House and Roger Asked You-Tube on our Smart TV.. “How to Treat a Wasp Sting. The answer was to press fresh Lemon juice on the Spot… it soothed the Sting immediately.. so I kept it pressed on my Hand for 20 minutes. I appreciate your Poem.. as you can Surmise. tenderly, Pat

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Chris Shaw

5 Days Ago

Dear Pat, they are pesky little creatures and their sting is most unpleasant. I haven't heard about .. read more



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Haha! This is great! Life and death of a buzzing creature.

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Chris Shaw

5 Days Ago

Thank you Temp. An irritation for sure, yetI didn't have to resort to violence to resolve the soluti.. read more
dear Chris… a well versed Saga of a Wasp. Just a few days ago, I was rearranging Pots of Flowers on our Patio and a Wasp attacked my Hand… it really Hurt. I ran in the House and Roger Asked You-Tube on our Smart TV.. “How to Treat a Wasp Sting. The answer was to press fresh Lemon juice on the Spot… it soothed the Sting immediately.. so I kept it pressed on my Hand for 20 minutes. I appreciate your Poem.. as you can Surmise. tenderly, Pat

Posted 6 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

5 Days Ago

Dear Pat, they are pesky little creatures and their sting is most unpleasant. I haven't heard about .. read more
Verse with a sting in the tale Chris.

Kind regards, Alan

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Chris Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you Alan. It died a natural death and I can be thankful for that as I don't like killing anyt.. read more
beasty little buggers aren't they
and for sure in kami kaze mode
I walk slowly away when I encounter
one well penned and expressed

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Chris Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you dear Fran. Annoying, they are. Can't get away from that. I hope you have aovemy weekend. A.. read more
Great humour Chris in this tale that buzzes along to a sticky end. These poor beasties just canna win.
All the best.
Alan


Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Pleased you enjoyed Alan. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Chris
What an exciting action movie of a poem with a satisfying, funny resolution!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks Richard. Pleased you enjoyed the humour.

Chris
Chris,

There is nothin like a bit humorous drama with hilarity's tragic ending, while sipping one's morning coffee with a contemplative chuckle ... Very well crafter and certainly most enjoyable ...

Marvin Thomas Cox-Flynn de Graham

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Dear Marvin, this pleases me no end that you got a chuckle out of this bit of irritation. Fortunatel.. read more
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Gee
Battered to death whilst the Gibb bros looked on...ouch.
Can't stand wasps, bees, spiders, ughhh.
Had me smiling Christine.
Hope you are well, at the boat ?

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Ha, I don't like any of them particularly, but I'm not a squasher :) This one was resolved without m.. read more
Haha such an entertaining write one can relate too. This reminds me of a tv series made in France called Miniscule based on insects such as ladybirds,flys, wasps, ants etc. excellent series.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Andrew. So pleased you got a laugh out of this. A universal irritation I think:) Have a go.. read more
andrew mitchell

2 Weeks Ago

The series shows wasps raiding a outside picnic
Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Ha. I can see the chaos in my mind's eye. Nothing like a wasp sandwich :))
somebody needs to teach those waspies how to read...maybe they just annoy us because
no one is giving them a curriculum...
j.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Chris Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

You are so right J.:)They are in need of good teachers, like yourself. Lessons in etiquette wouldn't.. read more

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