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A Hug for the Bug

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A Hug for the Bug

Many insects creep upon this earth, and hardly anyone refers to them as “nice” or writes a poem reflecting on their worth! Spiders sometimes make me jump as if they were small mice, and how repulsed I feel to see cockroaches or lice! How many cute soft cuddly insects can we find? Worms are soft, but cuddly? I don’t think so! Which bug both cute and sweet comes to your mind? Well, Butterflies are lovely; fireflies have a nice soft glow. But the one that comes to MY mind I bet you know! She is a lady beetle, and when she lands on me, I do not flinch or swat at her or gasp out “Ugh!” People like to count her spots. A lucky one is she. Protecting crops, she is well liked by farmers. What a bug! If she were but my size, I’d give her a big hug. Written 4/16/13 for Francine Roberts' Whimsy in English Quintain Free Poetry Contest

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  1. Date: 5/14/2013 6:24:00 PM

    A great tribute to the valuable lady bug. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 6:52:00 AM

    congrats on a fine win Andrea

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 3:47:00 AM

    Congrats Andrea on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 12:20:00 AM

    congrats Andrea, on your winning placement in my contest

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 12:04:00 AM

    Beautiful Andrea. Many congrats for the win.

  1. Date: 5/3/2013 2:32:00 PM

    Funny I should read this one today as Al came in the house and a lady bug fell off his pants. I told him to put her outside again and he did. They are a cute bug and cannot destroy them. love phyl

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 4:56:00 PM

    Just watched a Lassie episode where they were using lady bugs to debug the apple trees. Aphids or something. Caterpillars are nice. :) Sweet little poem you wrote here. For one about an insect. :)

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 10:06:00 AM

    very clever poetry Andrea, and you touch on a worthy subject,,,, i've always loved ladybirds, yet it is only a beetle... great poem...

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 7:36:00 AM

    Thanks for this cute write my lady... Well done~A.O

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 5:00:00 AM

    This takes the cake dear poet ! A cute diddy Andrea, shedding a bit of light most take for granted. They are one friendly bud my friend, nice write ! Have a wonderful weekend dear friend....much love, james

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 2:31:00 PM

    awww, I'd love to see you hug the ladybird, as we call her

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 11:33:00 AM

    WoW! Excellent observation written with fine words. Best wishes, loved always, bl

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 11:12:00 AM

    I will also give you a big hug for this very cute & excellent quantain poem of yours my dear friend Andrea! So delightful to read and so enjoyed! I love animals and insects as well. This poem brings back the memory when I was a child. I enjoyed so much collecting beetles during the rainy season ( May)-colors were brown, black & green. How I wish I've seen a lady beetle. Thanks for sharing & also your comments on my poem. Good luck & best wishes! Hugs! love lots, Leonora

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 10:03:00 AM

    Very nice.I always enjoy reading your poems. This one takes me back to real nature.I am a bg fan of nature...A very beautiful piece

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 9:26:00 AM

    hello there, andie.. you make me squeaky all over; such a winsome piece that simply delights... been on a break to catch myself and do inner care.. will IM soon.. missed ya!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 6:46:00 AM

    Is this insect the one we used to call a Lady Bug? Your poem is not only pretty, but also instructive. Love, daver

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 6:26:00 AM

    A worthy tribute to the ladybug/bird or whatever Andrea, I have noticed that there are not so many around these years; now as far as the poem middle line goes imagine a torpid tropical air pushing down on the oceans face, with those raised crests that are very small that appear to run in low rows at times; hope you are well Joe'

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 11:46:00 PM

    This is adorable! Love it! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 10:58:00 PM

    love your cutest poem <3 sweetest sista Andrea <3 how are you :) wishing you all the best <3 hugs and luv :) <3

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 9:27:00 PM

    Dear Andrea,Hope this finds YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in the Spirit. Thank-YOU, I have been thinking about etering Francine's Contest. After reading this MasterPiece I think I will. Great Quill.I LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR LIEGE...HG

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 3:45:00 PM

    i so agree with you and you've described this charming insect so beautifully! i love how playful this poem is and how perfectly you've followed the format, which is nothing less than i'd expect from you...

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 12:52:00 PM

    Maja aa gaya !!Sent a soupmail.Do reply :))

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 12:21:00 PM

    How cute is this Andrea ;} I love ladybugs, glad you liked my concrete angel, there are way too many, did you put this in contest? <3

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 11:39:00 AM

    LOVE IT A WICKED WRITE THANKS FOR COMENTS ON MINE SHAME UNFORTANTLY i MISSED COMPOTISION XX DAVIDSCOTT

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 10:55:00 AM

    Dear Andrea Hopr you are well. I liked your "bug" poem - which I am going to re - read. Today is "Poem in Your Pocket" day in NYC. I once read my poems to a high school class during a previous "Poem on your Pocket Day" Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 9:42:00 AM

    Such a sweet and refreshing write Andrea....love those lady bugs as well. Hugs

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 9:29:00 AM

    wonderful write Andrea.....best wishes....

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 6:54:00 AM

    Cute one..I am do not even enjoy having them land on me..I think one bit me one day..I know that the authorities say they don't bite or can't bite humans but it felt like a bite to me..Reads like a winner to me..Enjoyed reading it this morn..Great unique and creative work that you penned for the contest..Thanks for stopping by..When we go by the deer hunter's cabin which can be seen from the road now..I chuckle on the inside..Not a chance to bag a deer with the area exposed like that..Sara

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 6:29:00 AM

    Andrea, ever eaten fried grasshoppers?...haha...guess not. They're good. Leave it to me to take a fun little poem about bugs and put it on the menu. :) Hope you didn't stay up too late! Its stormy here today...looks like a tornado is comin'

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 6:23:00 AM

    Great and entertaining take on the theme Andrea!

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