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The cocoon

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The cocoon

The cocoon in a jar on the mantle
Was put there, the mother reflects,
By her curious child to see a butterfly hatch
But what it finally did dispatch
Was a swarm of invading insects

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  1. Date: 9/12/2013 9:54:00 PM
    oh,now that kind of thing would happen to ME. I like this. I was expecting a long narration for you categorizing this one as Bio, but it is a very short bio. It's like a fragment of your mom's life!

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 9/12/2013 10:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, I wrote it just for her.
  1. Date: 1/20/2013 3:31:00 PM
    Oh Oh... She has my luck... LOL

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 1/20/2013 9:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL, your comment reminds me of an Irish comedian. Can't think of his name right now. One of his routines goes something like this: Come to Ireland and experience the luck of the Irish. War, famine, death. You have to see the whole routine someday. It is hilarious.
  1. Date: 1/5/2013 5:46:00 AM
    LOL, oh no. Who would ever thought? That's what happens when you mess with mother nature :) Cute write, Jon!

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 10:09:00 PM
    Jon - I' m fairly sure that the general rule is 2-3-5-7-11 and a 'conclusion' which is supposed to tie the whole thing together....This line has no required number of syllables but should be longer than than the rest of the lines but not TOO long...but I think she has invented some variations...confused enough now?...Thanks for the comment and support - Tim

    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson
    Date: 1/3/2013 10:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    She is also very strict about using no capital letters...she thinks it interrupts the flow and ruins the effect but don't quote me on that!
    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 1/3/2013 10:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I see now. Still a daunting task. You did well. I wouldn't be up for such a task.
  1. Date: 1/3/2013 4:04:00 PM
    ha! very funny...

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 1/3/2013 9:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you ilene. Most of my animal poems are fictional. This really happened. I can laugh about it now. I write these poems for my mom. She loves these nostalgic poems.
  1. Date: 1/3/2013 11:56:00 AM
    hey, this almost reads like a horror story for young kids. I really like the style of this one, JOn. Why do you call this bio? Did you do this as a child??

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 1/3/2013 9:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This really happened. When I was about 6 years old I found a cocoon on a branch while walking with my dad. We carefully removed the branch with the cocoon and put it in a jar. Then dad punched air holes in the lid and we put it on the mantle. I checked it every day for a butterfly to appear. But instead of a butterfly breaking out of the cocoon a million insects swarmed out of the air holes.
  1. Date: 1/3/2013 11:25:00 AM
    Jon...My brothers and me used to collect butterflies and moths as youngsters...to this day I can identify every species of both...it was a facinating hobby...my dream is to create a butterfly/moth garden but my property is to small...great poem and have a blessed 2013 - Tim

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 1/3/2013 9:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow, that is an amazing accomplishment Tim. There must be thousands of them.
  1. Date: 1/3/2013 11:02:00 AM
    Healthy children are always curious. oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 1/3/2013 11:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Anne Lise. I did this when I was 6. I still remember when the inspects swarmed out of the holes in the jar. Millions of them. Poor mom. It freaked everyone out. I don't know how we got rid of them. Dad must have sprayed the house.