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I never want to own a slug.
I think they are disgusting bugs.
They have such slimy looking mugs
And give you damp and squishy hugs.

They leave a trail of goopy glop.
You’d always need a cleaning mop!
Slugs cannot fly or jump or hop
Or have fun with you when you shop.

They’re real drab, not like blue or red.
Two wriggly eyes pop from their head.
They will not snuggle in your bed
You can’t name them Ned, Ted or Fred

They can’t fetch sticks-they have no hips!
Slugs don’t eat bones, or treats like chips.
You can’t kiss them upon their lips.
Or take them on your family trips.

So, don’t try making one your pet,
‘Cause if you did, I’d surely bet
You’d live with one icky regret
That’s slimy, sticky, gross and wet!

By Susan Burd © 2012

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  1. Date: 10/11/2012 12:03:00 PM
    Bravo! We had tons of slugs in our garden... and when I worked in the garden I kept getting a rare eye infection... I believe from the slugs. I put those grey concrete bricks around my garden and most of them dissappeared. I believe the concrete dust killed them. I'm glad their numbers are fewer, but that wasn't my intention when I laid the bricks... I just wanted to stop the ground from eroding. The eye infections stopped, too. Go figure... Fun poem!

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    Date: 10/11/2012 12:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Carol- are u familiar with the Garden Guru Jerry Baker? He says to put out dishes of beer in the garden. Make sure dish has low lip so slogs can crawl over. They drink and drown. It has worked for me!
  1. Date: 10/10/2012 12:27:00 PM
    If I would have one as a pet I would endlessly visit the Vet To remove the slimy slug That cozies up as an earplug I love this poem of yours. I'm so glad you commented on my poem or I might have missed this delightful poem of yours. Great work.

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 11:06:00 AM
    Guess I'm still a kiddie at heart... absolutely loved this one! Still chuckling... hugs, happy thoughts and much love! Jack