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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