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The Cuddling Cricket

It’s not enough to have a Dragon plus his penguins and pigeons, too?
Darn it! I had a limit, until a cute Cuddling Cricket found my shoe.
He was just a little baby, who saw the pigeons and decided to hide.
Now, he won’t let go of my pants leg; he’s definitely along for the ride.

The first time I saw him, I Eeekk’ed and I jumped, yep, about to pounce.
But at my response he sighed, and slumped, and he began to cry, at once!
At first I couldn’t believe it, so I pulled out my magnifying glass.
What I found were soulful eyes, and a face, so very cute, but sad.

So now when I stand, A Cuddling Cricket, comes along for the ride.
Yeah, he’s now part of the family… Well, of course! Sigh! I replied…
He sleeps in a cute little plastic bug box, with a matchbox for a bed.
But it’s hard to explain, to others found, in my life, which have fled.

I bring a magnifying glass, so they can see him bow so proper and nice.
But carrying my Cuddling Cricket around, does have a certain price!
Food stores aren’t very understanding, and restaurants, Not At All! Truly!
But the paparazzi seem to understand a Cuddling Cricket, completely!

He does have his own type of novelty as he carries around his blankie!
And he’s just a baby, who needs a Mom, and of course, his little binkie!
Honestly, I’m not kidding! There’ve been a few, strange turns, in my life.
But, if I have Trolls and Dragon, then a Cuddling Cricket seems, so right!


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  1. Date: 8/28/2014 12:50:00 PM

    I've never looked at a cricket's face, through a magnifying glass. That's really a great poem though and I'll bet that it does put a chink in your social life.
  1. Date: 8/26/2014 5:16:00 PM

    J'adore you have such a way with children stories! Light & Love
  1. Date: 8/25/2014 5:42:00 PM

    hahaha. cuddling crickets. What is next from you? And how small does that binkie of his have to be, very microscopic!! Reminded me of Jiminy Cricket . Cute stuff.
  1. Date: 8/25/2014 12:42:00 PM

    You have a creative mind and an all compassionate heart Carol, it's been a pleasure reading about your animal friends today, they are lucky to have you, and your shoe xxx
  1. Date: 8/22/2014 3:16:00 PM

    Wild imagination turned on in this one..Enjoyed reading your story in poetic form...Thanks for the visits to my page..Sara
  1. Date: 8/22/2014 1:22:00 PM

    Carol, you had me smiling and chuckling throughout this delightful poem. How creative! I can just imagine him snuggling in his matchbox bed and traveling with you by day. You surely have a knack for humor. One day it would be an honor to write fun poetry with you. Until then, this goes to my faves. Bravo! Love, Carolyn
  1. Date: 8/21/2014 1:57:00 PM

    What a chariming little story Carol. Made me smile. Thank you! Jim
  1. Date: 8/21/2014 12:08:00 PM

    Thank you for this delightful read this afternoon !! Indeed fun, and very witty to boot !! A thoroughly clever and detailed write !!