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The centipede

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The centipede

Please take heed the centipede
A pesky bug that loves to breed
And breed it will in massive numbers
As each and every human slumbers
Creepy and disgusting
It appears at night
Touching and contaminating
Everything in sight
I need not know how many
One seen will meet its doom
As a precautionary measure
I'd fumigate each room

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  1. Date: 11/21/2013 11:04:00 AM
    I think I would fumigate each room. Nice poem with good descriptions of the beastie "creepy and disgusting". Best wishes Linda x

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 11/21/2013 11:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you
  1. Date: 11/20/2013 5:14:00 AM
    They sure do love to get in my herb garden..I think that they get high on Rosemary..Thanks for stopping by..This is the first year I have seen Chickadees..I have seen Masked Nuthatchers and at first I thought that was what this bird was but then I noticed this bird's eating habits are different from the Nuthatcher then I looked to see if I could find it in a bird book or on the internet and I believe that is what this bird is but not sure for my vision is not what it once was even with aid..Sara

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 11/20/2013 6:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    They are good for your garden because they'll eat all the nasty garden pests. Outside they're great.
    Kendrick Avatar Sara Kendrick
    Date: 11/20/2013 5:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Centipedes love my garden that is..Sara
    Kendrick Avatar Sara Kendrick
    Date: 11/20/2013 5:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Aid=eyeglasses, binoculars.Sara
  1. Date: 11/18/2013 8:30:00 PM
    Good description of nighttime creepy crawlies. We had a problem with these in our garage years ago, but somehow they moved on to someone else.

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 11/19/2013 10:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. Glad you no longer have a problem with them.
  1. Date: 11/18/2013 4:06:00 PM
    Now this one creeps me out. hahaha. Imagining them crawling around and getting on my bed. EEEEK. the heebie jeebies for sure. Have you seen those ugly flat ones that are a dark color and they get in the bathtub. I don't know what they are called, but I hate them the most.

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 11/19/2013 11:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Possibly an earwig. I don't like any bugs in the house.
  1. Date: 11/18/2013 3:48:00 PM
    Jon I really like your sweet little poems on animals, birds and insects. I find them fascinating. Another great piece from you. well done....peter

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 11/19/2013 11:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you
  1. Date: 11/18/2013 3:12:00 PM
    oh, dear Jon - I am a huge fan of your imagery .... except when it involves your creepy crawly friends! lol. An excellent rhyme, nonetheless! :)

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 11/19/2013 11:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL, thank you.
  1. Date: 11/18/2013 10:04:00 AM
    you knocked me off my socks, again, jon.. there's a lot of centipedes in my garden; time to call the pest control guys, lol... are you a stand-up comedian?... awesome!..:) huggs

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 11/20/2013 12:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Actually they are good for the garden. They'll eat all the pesky bugs that eat your plants and vegetables. It's inside the house that you won't want them.
  1. Date: 11/18/2013 8:50:00 AM
    jon - this is so funny and so perfectly rhymed. once again, you've started me off with a smile today. ~ i have to thank you for all of your wonderful comments on my poems. they really give me such a lift and always make my day.........ilene

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 11/20/2013 12:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you dear ilene. You lift my spirit as well.