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hunting with flypaper

The window is the forest
And sunlight is the bait
They try to fly outside
But with sight they don't debate
They buzz against the window
And then they start to crawl
Steady with the flypaper
I catch them with the fold 
Feel the fast vibration
The beating of the wings
It will never leave the flypaper
Unless it's body it leaves
A yellow strip of glue
With time a party of flies
Some still buzzing but
Soon to lose their lives
A still but deadly weapon
That some flies try to avoid
I approach the waiting window
Thinking of how they annoyed
Between the window and the paper
I make a small space
A misscalculation in flying
Eventually puts them in the paste
The bait is still waiting 
And so is the trap
The little help I give with satisfaction
I could, but do not clap
Untill the sun goes down
I could play this deadly game
Now I know what spiders know
With the web their claim to fame
The sun the flies attraction
My attraction is the fly
It's a funny fasination
To watch them slowly die
To some a feast of cruelty
And to others a sadistic game
To me it's retribution
But really it's all the same

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  1. Date: 7/22/2013 10:19:00 AM
    This was another awesome piece to read. Did some insects piss you off or something while you were camping? lol Nice work!!! =D

  1. Date: 7/16/2013 11:58:00 AM
    I agree with Cecilia! Really interesting and unique as well! I love your poem. :)

  1. Date: 7/15/2013 9:34:00 AM
    Very interesting and entertaining! I believe you have been tormented by these flies and enjoy your sweet revenge, LOL. Clever write! Hugs

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 1:02:00 PM
    Good afternoon, Nette thanks for helping me get on track with the new form. Have a great day Nette.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/14/2013 1:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Situation Oops I clicked on the wrong person. Hello and thanks for visiting me today.
  1. Date: 7/14/2013 12:03:00 PM
    Ps., Just Passing Back By Your Beauty's Fourth Of July's Independence Day's Predator's Painting As Pursuing These Flies, Sweet Beautiful Situation, To Say Thank You For Your Kind Visit. Have 'A Beautiful Day.' ˜ Love, John

  1. Date: 7/12/2013 4:22:00 PM
    Well this is a first! I have never seen anyone write on this topic before. Well done.

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 6:27:00 PM
    Your tragic tale of the fly is a very detailed, step by step execution of these annoying pests... mega creative poetry and "Now I know what the spiders know" Great lines :)

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 2:24:00 PM
    Interesting topic..They can carry some deadly bacteria if they land on food whoa..Enjoyed reading your work..Sara

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 11:27:00 PM
    Nothing New Aneath This Sun Here In Babylon, Sweet Beautiful Situation ˜ Tis What It Is Within Many A Disheartening Truths These Pangs Their Plights ? Enjoy The Fly Paper, Love, John

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 6:26:00 PM
    I wonder if this changes what they think of me?