Get Your Premium Membership

Insects A to Z

A is for Ant, tiny but stout, they can lift fifty times their own weight, B is for Bee, reaps nectar for honey; may opt to attack if made irate. C is for Cricket, chirps his best at night to attract stunning female, D is for Dragonfly, fast flier with two pairs of wings; strong not frail. E is for Earwig, type of beetle with a pair of pinchers on his belly, F is for Fly; an ugly pest that invades picnics or anything smelly. G is for Glow worm, lady of the night, turns on her light for her mate, H is for Hornet; female ran colony, few males have right to date. I is for Inchworm, lack legs in body core causing a looping gait, J is for June bug, beetle that swarms in June; starving toads seal their fate. K is for Kissing bug, sucks blood from the lips or face of unsuspected beasts, L is for Lady bug, beauty to behold; tastes repulsive to say the least. M is for Mosquito, female pest that drinks blood, causes disease in return, N is for Nit, eggs of lice clinging to hair till hatched making itch a concern. O is for Owlfly, dragonfly-like but not related; with large bulging eyes, P is for Praying mantis, takes praying pose before ensnaring lunch surprise. Q is for Queen Butterfly, close relative to Monarch, russet with black edge, R is for Rice weevil, pest that lives inside grain; growing in the secured wedge. S is for Stink bug, releases foul smell from its thorax when alarmed, T is for Tsetse fly, bloodsucking kin to house fly; a human host is harmed. U is for Underwing, heavy large moth that flies at night; hated garden pest, V is for Vine borer, moth larva bore in squash vines; sweet insides they ingest. W is for Water bug, stores air in a void under his wings; walks on water, X is for Xerces Blue Butterfly, first U.S. butterfly extinct by home slaughter. Y is for Yellow plant bug; devastates plants by feeding on tasty plant sap, Z is for Zebra butterfly, has striking stripes; creaks when he’s faced with a scrap. From A to Z there is a menagerie of insects sharing our lives, some have become extinct but an infinite amount still survives. Copyright © 2013 By Caryl S. Muzzey Fifth Place Winner ~ "Z is for Zaria: An ABC Couplet" Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Cyndi MacMillian April 3, 2013 Footnote: I am a sixty-two year old woman who still loves writing poetry, whether I can or not…

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 4/18/2013 7:15:00 PM
Caryl, Congratulations with your awesome poem in one of the best contest I've seen this year. It has been an honor in viewing all of Cyndi's ABC Couplet winners. I would have never pulled off this form or idea.... * xox-PD
Login to Reply
Date: 4/18/2013 3:40:00 PM
Great winning work..Way to go..Congrats..Sara
Login to Reply
Date: 4/17/2013 5:59:00 PM
Caryl, excellent introduction to insects by ABC poem, very lovely! Congratulations on your win!
Login to Reply
Date: 4/17/2013 9:27:00 AM
congratulations on your win! you've nailed the rhymes here, with a challenging topic!
Login to Reply
Date: 4/16/2013 10:46:00 PM
I love this one. Many congrats for this win.
Login to Reply
Date: 3/5/2013 2:18:00 AM
Caryl, this is an excellent write:) Jag
Login to Reply
Date: 3/3/2013 2:08:00 PM
Caryl this is very good...David
Login to Reply
Date: 3/3/2013 9:36:00 AM
I think that's a great a to z for kids. Very relatable.
Login to Reply
Date: 3/2/2013 11:48:00 PM
You did very well with this entry to the contest! I think you chose a great topic with insects.it was one I had considered but instead I have another one I will be working on tomorrow. I think Cyndi will like yours very much and I enjoyed the way you chose insects that are very familiar to us.
Login to Reply