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Premium Member The cruel bird
The heron seems to smile upon its prey
Why did God make this bird  be that way?
Could it  live on grass and bits of moss?
I guess  it is the protein it would miss.
We do much worse things than...Read More
Categories: beetle, absence, allusion, analogy, anger, assonance, bird,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member The Butterflies of Turnabout Woods

Turnabout Woods blooms in the beetle plowed pulp.
Living there in the tenancy of the sun
golden butterflies make their home.

At times they visit small cottage gardens
to write romantic novels,
pages that appear sporadically
on the underside of toadstools.
At midday they bathe like turtles...Read More
Categories: beetle, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Ominous nighttime foray
Crow's claws carrion campy carping
nsync nocturnal teenage mutant ninja turtles
analogous to scuttling
(think) browed beastie boys scarab beetle
brandishing sharp small scabbard swords

delightedly digging daggers deep
into deadened prey
rotting roadkill repulsively reeking
formerly (mere moments ago) once
fancy free and footloose

happy go lucky creatures
perhaps instinctively...Read More
Categories: beetle, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, absence,
Form: Blitz
Premium Member Earning health
When the earnings exceed our own need,
wealth becomes just a measure of greed!
The meaningless chase of that wealth,
At an immense cost to our own health.

From my poem Dung Beetle
December 2019 in poetry soup.
Arbitrium Divisa 7 contest by Gregory Barden...Read More
Categories: beetle, health, wisdom, work,
Form: Rhyme
The Dung Beetles Taste

The dung beetle’s disgusting taste
for other creatures fecal waste 
begins at birth because inherent
and therefore not dependent
on years of trial and error 
to determine which they prefer,
as is the case by humans required
because our brains are not hard-wired
like theirs to...Read More
Categories: beetle, food, humor,
Form: Light Verse

Premium Member Plumb The Depths
My heart is a boundless ocean
Of remembrance old and deep,
I am a creature of emotion
With my memories to keep.

My heart is a porous sponge,
Absorbing every hurt,
Prone always to plunge
To acts it cannot revert.

My heart is a giant bullseye,
Centred on life's...Read More
Categories: beetle, allusion, emotions, extended metaphor, heart, image, me,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member The prey attacks defending
Like the bombardier beetle
with an advanced weapons system attached 
It can expel an intense hot, pulsating jet of words
the fluid it blinds the frog before he can croak
aiming its turret in any direction with accuracy
After the ejection of each explosion
that...Read More
Categories: beetle, blessing, conflict, creation, love, truth, voice,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Reality Check
A kangaroo in dungarees hops hopefully 
	To win first prize in the Favs contest hot
		On the heels of an enlightening glow worm

Surely life is no competition but the stage lights
	Reverberates all the promising contenders
		Reincarnation oils the wheels of the jury

Dolly...Read More
Categories: beetle, fashion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dung Beetle
A beetle races from its deep hiding
To gather more food for the morning!
Amidst its fields of fruits and bananas,
In the open plains of African savanna.

A tiny black bug, glowing in the sand
It shoots across the sun-dried land
Busy pace and not...Read More
Categories: beetle, 11th grade, 12th grade, allegory, girlfriend, health,
Form: Rhyme
Miklos Radnoti translations of Holocaust poems
Postcard 1
by Miklós Radnóti
written August 30, 1944
translated by Michael R. Burch
Out of Bulgaria, the great wild roar of the artillery thunders,
resounds on the mountain ridges, rebounds, then ebbs into silence
while here men, beasts, wagons and imagination all steadily increase;
the...Read More
Categories: beetle, death, grave, holocaust, horror, humanity, memorial, world
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Hast Thou
Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?

“Why Hast thou”?
My unripe hairy-brain makes its claim
to be the image of its Father.

My vision today 
could turn a green leaf brown, 
or scorn itself, seeing only 
the thoughts that feed it.

Forsaken… The melodrama is delicious.
Why? ...Read More
Categories: beetle, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Dead Inside
It's a slow decay
So slow at first I don't notice
The rot
The smell
The maggots

Little worms feasting on the flesh of all that used to be good inside me.
It's all words
Words like bullets 
Words like a sharp knife
They create wounds and invite...Read More
Categories: beetle, death, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Rove Beetle Please
A rove beetle please, if you can
And bring back to the Nebraska land.
Let me devour juicy decaying matter.
I’ll run insanely fast with little chatter.
Reincarnation will be terrific for me.
Long and thin, a consumer I will be.
Chewing on flesh, enjoying every...Read More
Categories: beetle, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th
Form: Rhyme

In the celestial coffee shop at Beetle juice street
where the usual crowed of chatty spirits meet
those fallen one’s at they latest rumors
while others flattering with giggle humors
oh firmament of caffeine and all other ine
every bodies foamy concubine
they said I will...Read More
Categories: beetle, humanity, humor,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member IN THE WILD Re Post
( Re Post)

Early one morning, we begin our drive,
An awesome feeling as we arrive,
At our camp gate which, opens 
At six o’clock, 
Now we are in the African bush
Which, will unlock,
Moments that we have missed and
Remember from...Read More
Categories: beetle, animal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Wisdom Of The Trees
They know everything, viewing unsuspecting beings, as they pass beneath, they whisper their secrets upon the air.  Leaf-songs no human can interpret, ride the winds like a bird, winging its way across azure skies.

on a branch 
rustling leaves

Owls...Read More
Categories: beetle, animal, bird, environment, image, nature, poems, poetry,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Punch Buggy Drunk

    Zero to a hundred
    Smoke between the ears
    An amygdala doing donuts
    Simply changing gears

*punch-drunk: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
  Punch Buggy: a game consisting of punching a...Read More
Categories: beetle, change, mental illness,
Form: Light Verse
Who knew shredded paper
Who knew shredded paper...
alias confetti could be so much fun?

The misses took play therapy (hive
urgently got to tell thee)
to whole nother level,
she smartly, expertly,
deftly... didst contrive
at my expense - (to late),

when paramedics did arrive
abusive deadly torture,
I did not survive,
when she...Read More
Categories: beetle, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, body,
Form: Free verse
Filthy is the Color Of

Some got a pathological need,
a dirty obsession for that coffin wallpaper
They wrapped themselves in the black widow veil
of murderous deceit
For what?
To taste the yellow snow 
of an unclean life   insurance policy,
a crimson crypt guarantee
They’re willing to scarlet signature...Read More
Categories: beetle, allusion, dark, truth, wisdom,
Form: Alliteration
Lion bout grabbing tiger by tail
Lion 'bout grabbing tiger by tail

Holy mole lee
watch out fowl, balladeer
look out... i.e. donkey kong
primate doth share
footloose slothful writing,
essentially swiftly tailored hare

reed styled mountebank
gets made by mice elf,
an imperfect triangulated square,
while "fake" charioteer
looses neigh scent horsesense
glomming "fake" papier

mâché piñata across...Read More
Categories: beetle, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 8th
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Cecile the Firefly
Imagine a thousand fireflies blinking at the same time,
not a fly and not a bug but a glowing, flashing beetle;
as a child I caught one in a jar and named him Cecile,
in a marsh among the long dense grass they...Read More
Categories: beetle, childhood, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Translated by Przemyslaw Musialowski 9/27/2019

Talk to me in whispers - no one eavesdropping, 
Talk to me quietly - or don't talk at all, 
Talk as they are talking on a cemetery date, 
Say that droughts come after the rain.
That...Read More
Categories: beetle, autumn, seasons, silence, spring, winter,
Form: Free verse
Gunna wing plane verse for change of pace
Rudder than trigger, provoke,
incite..., voodoo curse
necessitating emergency visit
courtesy doctor Demento or his nurse
methought best to craft (airily)
nonsense sickle verse
yikes! maybe iamb 
steadily getting worse

as poetaster wannabe,
which prognosis bodes ill
and p'raps best coon sitter
underwater basket weaving
enlist as water boy re: bucket
brigade...Read More
Categories: beetle, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, fire,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member NO, I'M NOT KIDDING

As I reminisce
through childhood eyes
I see vivid images
of my family home
where bumbles would bounce
Our garden seemed to stretch for miles...
perhaps that’s why
I made an odd birthday request
for a nanny goat as a pet !
Taking her home in dad’s VW...Read More
Categories: beetle, birthday, humorous, memory, pets,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Emperor Beetle
An Emperor Beetle

A bug on my desk is green. 
Florescent green. 
Not dull, but yes lifeless. 
Not the color, but the breath of the insect. 
All is quiet. 

Beauty remains. 
Glittering “bling”, a king…
Maybe longer than some, 
as they wear...Read More
Categories: beetle, 12th grade, abortion, allah, america, angel, anger,
Form: Free verse