This is the beginning of the story,
The poet's own
That which has never been said,
The secret of the praying mantis.
This is how it all began
He thought he was only a normal boy,
That he could go through all the stages
a normal boy would
He never thought that
one day he would be the praying mantis
Yet he did not only become the praying mantis
He also became the tortoise,
But all sad
And all disappointed
In their lives
Had only the poet been another person.