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Nominated as one of the BEST POETS (current or in the past) on World Poetry Day, 21 March 2013 - in Dazed & Confused Magazine.

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Included in: My poem, ON THE OCEAN WAVES
International Who's Who in Poetry 2012
Library of Congress ISBN- 978-1-61936-035-8

My poem, The African Man, featured twice during 2012 in the eMagazine, Afritorial


Blog Posted:1/12/2013 12:20:00 PM


My patience you did try

Around my head you fly

On the glass rim you stalk

At your germs I do balk

You are just a pesky fly

Without motion I prepare

To plan your fatal snare

Within reach you dive at me

Testing my range, I see

My toothy grin I will bare

Aiming a well placed swat

Now left you sadly squat

Let this be a lesson to all

I do not wish to play ball

With flies I reckon, that’s what!

© 2013 Suzette Crous.

It has been a hot day today. One thing I hate about summer is flies.... Poem inspired by a friend - just as bored as I am... 

Wishing everyone a relaxing weekend.



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  1. Date: 1/12/2013 8:54:00 PM
    hmmm, I think I would love to see a fly around me right now if it meant the cold and snow were to disappear. haha. by the way, best way to kill a fly. AIM for the BACK of them. flies make a bit of a backwards motion before they take off!!! I got really good at swatting them when I learned that trick.

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/13/2013 12:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    lol.... Andrea. Who would have thought that you would be an accomplished marksman when it comes to swatting flies. I will remember this tip. :-)
  1. Date: 1/12/2013 8:28:00 PM
    I have no mercy for a pesky fly or mosquito... I'm sure they have a place in nature, but the rim of my glass or cup is not Nature !! lol Enjoyed your poem !! Cute blog !!

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/13/2013 12:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you :-) I have yet to find out (or read) about their place in nature. Mosquito fossils were found and they are also embedded in amber - so, it looks like they are here to stay. YuK!
  1. Date: 1/12/2013 2:36:00 PM
    The fly's name is Craig, but he's just stunned and not deceased and therefore will cautiously play possum until out of harm's attention. I have always been an able marksman in years past with a ruler and an elastic but my poor victims look more disabled than Craig does here. Either way, reminds me of the old movie with David Hedison and Vincent Price---"Help me, help me!" LOL

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/13/2013 12:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    lol... This fly is the "victim" of a fb friend of mine. We were chatting - in a very bored manner yesterday - and he posted the pic (he is a photographer by prof. and usually shoot models for Elle Magazine....) ...:-) I do not recall the movie... ?!
  1. Date: 1/12/2013 1:19:00 PM
    You may check out my Bio at the top of the page.... It will explain the poem :-)

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  1. Date: 1/12/2013 12:32:00 PM
    Oh I see you're a resident of Africa. now I understand. Love, Joyce

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/12/2013 1:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I live in Cape Town, South Africa - a magic place :-)
  1. Date: 1/12/2013 12:30:00 PM
    makes me curious as to where you live. In midst of winter here in NW United States. Thank you for my placement in your contest. I read most of your comments to the poets and I find it enlightening that you told each of us just why we did not place as high as perhaps we would have liked. Great judging. Love, Joyce

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    Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres Date: 1/12/2013 8:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I read her comments too and found it refreshing. One often wonders why they didn't place or place low. Though often I wonder how could they even choose a winner since all the poems were so good.
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/12/2013 1:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Joyce for the vote of confidence. It is heartening to know that my comments were received in the spirit it was intended. Love, Su

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