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Life, like a praying mantis,
Takes what it wants.

Still and disguised in the foliage,  
Watching the white butterflies 
Flit by in the sunlight, 
And the busy bees drinking 
In the nectar of the day – 

It suddenly reaches out its
Preying arms and strikes.

Pulling and devouring,  
While the bee struggles 
To hold on to the fragile 
Flower she was dipping into
Just moments before – 

The will to live so strong 
That she keeps sucking until she is finally eaten.

Copyright © Krista Kurth

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  1. Date: 2/15/2010 10:05:00 AM
    wow this is another good one, filled with great imagery, and a great metaphor for life, life the mantis and we are the bee's, it was great i really enjoyed it. =)jo

  1. Date: 12/12/2009 3:58:00 PM
    Sometimes we feel this way about life in general .. your poem is very visual and expressive... interesting thought pattern.. keep writing... for our enjoyment... blessings... luv... Linda-Marie.."Sweetheart" of Poetry Soup...

  1. Date: 12/9/2009 11:46:00 PM
    A lovely well observed pastoral picture Krista.Rgds Brian & thanks for your kind words and welcome comments today.