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House Flies

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House Flies



Now what? I utter under my breath What's next on my list of subjects? I know, I'll write about house flies! That should stir things up I suspect Much maligned, they have a purpose Not sure what that purpose might be So I looked it up on good old Google They're the greatest carrier of disease That's really not what I expected to find Thought they had some redeeming factor Seems that's all these insects are good for If you can, run 'em over with a tractor Swat 'em, stomp on 'em, any old time Try aiming for the females if you can Each can lay approximately 500 eggs It's for the overall good health of man! © Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 1/3/2013 5:35:00 AM
    Disgusting things they are for sure! The worst are those big bluebottle flies that hang around the barnyard then zero in on your plate. I'll be reminded of your solutions next summer Jack. Love, Lizzie

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/3/2013 5:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    "The worst are those big bluebottle flies" now all the nature programs will try to tell us how beautiful they are! I ain't buying it! LOL Kill 'em all... love Jack xox
  1. Date: 1/2/2013 1:04:00 PM
    Ahhh-but the perspective of the "Fly on the Wall" is quite different! Glad I'm not one, though. Hate the skeeters too! Sounds like another poem coming on!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/2/2013 3:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WOWSERS!!! SHE'S BACK!!! YEE HAW!!! Hey great idea... an ode to a skeeter! Love to hear from you agin, dear Susan! Love and huge hugs, Jack xox
  1. Date: 1/2/2013 9:58:00 AM
    Yeah... damn those little buggers! I love '...run 'em over with a tractor,' a public service message with a big dose of humour!! Best wishes, Keith (PS HAPPY NEW YEAR to you too!)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/2/2013 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL! Yup... damn little buggers! Cheers, Jack
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 8:24:00 PM
    This reminds me of another reason I love winter....no flies!! Great job, Jack! Happy New Year to you and yours! Always, Annalise

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/2/2013 7:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You're right... no flies or mosquitoes! Thank you Annalise for your kind words for the past 5 months! I sincerely hope 2013 is a year filled with happiness and good times for you and yours, love Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 2:27:00 PM
    Yes, kill those annoying, stubborn flies! They are always there just when you don't want them to be! I enjoyed reading this delightful and wondrously fantastic poem my friend! What an awesome piece, Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/2/2013 7:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You always brighten up my day, my good friend! All the best in 2013! Jack
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 2:11:00 PM
    Jack , making an appearance on the soup today. Only 2 wish you this coming year to be a glorious one in which rewards all your future poetry with success. I love the time I took out of the first day of the year. 1-1-2013* :-) Just to wish you the best of 2013. Take care my dear poet friend. PD

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/2/2013 7:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This is so sad! Perhaps you will change your mind and return in the not too distant future when the time is right! Until then, lotsa love and big big hugs, Jack xoxoxoxox
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 11:30:00 AM
    The only thing worse than a fly is a mosquito... shiver... Good one to start the year!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/2/2013 7:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You sure have that right... they are probably most notorious for carrying malaria! Swat them too!
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 9:33:00 AM
    I see you are helping me with Resolution One! Thanks for the laugh. I have added to my poem, I was working on it as you were reading it. I hope you Had a wonderful New Years Eve.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/2/2013 7:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I will check back! Hope 2013 is filled with happiness and good times for you and yours! Jake
  1. Date: 1/1/2013 8:42:00 AM
    I tried to swat every single one of them if they come into my house (female or not), lol. They are a nuisance. I guess they are good for something - some animals I suppose. I am sure birds eat them. But they are so fast so I don't see how birds can catch up with them. Otherwise, they are good for nothing. Did you see how some of them can be pretty? With the green color in them - but YUK. Happy New Year, Jack :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 1/2/2013 7:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are my hero, dear Toquyen! Never seen a pretty fly in my whole life although some nature channels try to colour them pretty! They're ugly and a menace to us guys! KILL THEM! LOL Love and hugs, Jack xox