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Attack of the Giant Insects

I miss the old time monster movies where the insects ruled the day,
Where disaster resulted from a mishap with a disintegrator ray.

Unleashing the wrath of nature by causing the insects to expand,
Proving to us once again that the scientists are out of hand.

The military would be activated before they’d answered all the hows,
And the energy beam that they created made roaches the size of cows.

Then a giant deadly mantis terrorized Washington D.C. one day,
And finally taught the congressmen just how it is you prey.

Enormous hairy spiders are in the subway and on the track,
Webbing people in giant cocoons and saving them for a snack.

There was always a beautiful woman with a bod and brains to boot,
And you knew that the hero would save her with his manly chest hirsute.

Because even though he said something to her just to raise her ire,
You could tell that between the two of them there burned a raging fire.

As she works in her lab late at night the bugs come looking for their meals,
She tries to get away but she can’t run too fast while wearing her high heels.

What was there left for her to do but to freeze and start her screaming,
The hero saves her in the nick of time with a smile that was redeeming.

She’d develop a serum to reverse the horror that stares them in the face,
But he was the only one who could deliver it and save the human race.

The combination of her brains and his last ditch daring do,
Would ultimately serve to save the day and lead to kissing too.

They’d fall into each other’s arms as his tattered shirt reveals,
His blood stained bulging biceps and the love for her he feels.

And just before the credits role “The End” comes up on the screen,
Then a tiny vial falls off the lab bench and a question mark is seen.

They don’t make them like that any more but why I just can’t say,
Possibly because tastes have changed and now good taste rules the day.

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  1. Date: 10/23/2011 3:38:00 PM

    Well it's as close to tomatoes as I'm gonna get, I'll take it, Tonino. Love,Vie

  1. Date: 10/22/2011 11:31:00 PM

    I miss the old days too. Great poem.

  1. Date: 10/22/2011 8:13:00 PM

    Tony, I laughed all the way through. Such fun it is to read your killer verse with bugs and that irrisistable woman. Fantastic rhyme too! :)

  1. Date: 10/22/2011 4:58:00 PM

    Ya had me 'til those last five words... Puhleeeze! Heh, but what do i know. Keep 'em comin' Tony, what a joy to stop by here, is always a buzz. Beauty day, namaste~N

  1. Date: 10/22/2011 2:47:00 PM

    Enjoyed your couplet poem..Yes, I remember some of those movies but I did not watch them all the way through..Too sensitive to the gore..Thanks for stopping by, reading and taking the time to comment on my work..Sara

  1. Date: 10/22/2011 11:29:00 AM

    Tony, enjoyed INSECTS much! Thanks for laughing at my NUDE BEACH. It really happened that way....early in my youth....didn't know it was there. (Kind of a secret down on the Gulf.) Just got on here. Yours is the first I've read. See you around. Barbara A.

  1. Date: 10/22/2011 10:25:00 AM

    tony ,~Good morning! How are you this early Saturday :-) morning. Stopping by to read a couple of poems and Haiku's .ENJOYING LIFE THIS MORNING, SMILES.. Take care and have yourself a GOOD DAY~ ;-) Always,..p.d