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Boophilus micropilus: The Cattle Tick

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Boophilus micropilus: The Cattle Tick

Boophilus microplus (Canestrini)
I like the way you tightly hold on your prey
This is your sure way that never sways away
The bond between you two…
It’s tight and tighter at two
It’s even tightest without light
Coz you are always in sight in hidden site
You Boophilus microplus

You like holding on and on
And make your sweet presence known
On this heifer headed for slaughter
You still hold on with a clueless laughter
I wish you could fall off and let go
Your prey gonna be no more, let’s go
It’s gone and sunken in wide bellies
Probably through honey and chilies
You are holding on a discarded container
Void of content, it’s just a container
Wake up Boophilus microplus

Seconds are now minutes-hours-days
Yet I can see you holding on your old ways
Your ways…
Void of bright  rays
Lead you astray
With lost and shuttered hope at bay
Hoping to find a way in the same old way
Wakeup Mr. Boophilus microplus

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  1. Date: 9/12/2014 11:10:00 AM
    Dennis, hope you are still enjoying the soup...Linda

  1. Date: 9/2/2014 10:17:00 AM
    Dennis,,, Thank you for the comment on my comment. I am looking forward, in hearing from you again. You will enjoy this site, I guaranteed or my fun poetry name isn't PD :) I highly recommend the blog area, there you can read what is hot, and what is going on here at The Poetry Soup. If you like click on some of the side features ((-UNDER- the area where it reads "Member Poets/Poems")) to the left of this comment. -That's my favorite soup section. If you scroll down to where it reads "Contests" you will enjoy the "Contest Winners: Member " feature. Click away, and check out what's cooking. Enjoy reading and following, many of the incoming winners. "I SURE DO." Please feel free to comment and read any of my poems, if you'd like. My poems are not the easiest to understand:) I'm still learning myself. However, I enjoy encouraging others. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I might be able to help, if not I will recommend someone. Take Care~LINDA~

    Omutu Avatar Dennis Omutu
    Date: 9/5/2014 9:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again for this , Linda. You have such a friendly heart. I do appreciate every word that you wrote back to me. I am struggling to get familiar with this site, trying to understand how so many things work here. At least I have the basics, I am yet to learn more. Check out, I am dropping a new piece, I'm sure you will like it. Thanks, Dennis
  1. Date: 8/27/2014 7:41:00 PM
    DENNIS, Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. I will get much delight, in reading and in time become familiar with your verse. As for now, I will greet you with the same smile, others passed, when I first join the soup 4 years ago. I wish you the best when it comes to your compositions. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you wish. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND" Hugs* SKAT

  1. Date: 8/24/2014 11:55:00 AM
    Dennis:) Thank you for the nice reply on my comment <3 LINDA

    Omutu Avatar Dennis Omutu
    Date: 8/24/2014 2:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Welcome Linda. Your comment was a nice one to me. I have written two other new ones. kindly check them out. I'm working on another new and nice piece at the moment. I hope you will read and leave a comment. Thank you.
  1. Date: 8/18/2014 5:10:00 PM
    Wow! Well done! I don't think I have ever read a poem about a tick before, what a great perspective you've written. Welcome to poetrysoup, I look forward to reading more from your works. :)

    Omutu Avatar Dennis Omutu
    Date: 8/19/2014 1:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Nance. I am humbled to hear that from you. This was inspired by a real experience. It's just a wonder hoe people find it hard to let go after a breakup. Many more are in store. :)
  1. Date: 8/18/2014 5:06:00 PM
    Dennis,,, A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you enjoy the community. You'll find many friendly poets, who are ready to support and give positive feedback. I want to be the first to invite you on over, to the contest page. I OFFER MY CONTEST, in hopes it inspires you to write another poem. I'm looking forward to following you and your poetry:) Here's the link to the contest page. http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_contests/ <---~Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@

    Omutu Avatar Dennis Omutu
    Date: 8/21/2014 9:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey... thank you so much for this. You make me feel at home in this community. Thanks again and again
  1. Date: 8/18/2014 1:47:00 PM
    - Warm welcome to PoetrySoup, Dennis - I choose your first very well written poem in rhyme - I like it - Nice to meet you! - Hope you will be satisfied with our "soup family" - we are many .. but has plenty of room for you too- P-Soup Rule: Be kind and keep PoetrySoup as a haven PoetrySoup is a drama free zone(Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours.) Thank you posted your words and thoughts here, I want to come back to read more another day. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Omutu Avatar Dennis Omutu
    Date: 8/21/2014 9:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ann, I am very humbled to join this family of friendly people like you. I will not let any of you down. I have read many poetry works presented hear... I am encouraged and inspired to write more and more as I read more and more. Thank you
  1. Date: 8/18/2014 11:12:00 AM
    Beautiful, powerful, inspirational write. A warm welcome to PoetrySoup, my friend. Best wishes and happy writings! Pandita

    Omutu Avatar Dennis Omutu
    Date: 8/21/2014 9:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Pandita. I am humbled