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Centipede Poems

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Centipeda – Latin, hundred feet. But who’s counting?
The amber-colored ones attract the eye
that is always looking for the beautiful.
They move with the undulation of a wave.
Still, when encountered by surprise – where least
expected – they cause a scare as deadly...Read More
Categories: centipede, humor,
Form: Light Verse

Premium Member HOW CAN I BE SURE

There’s only one way to know for sure how many legs a centipede has 

posted on November 17, 2019...Read More
Categories: centipede, fun, insect, silly,
Form: Concrete
Premium Member Living with Carpenter Bees

They are dug in under the screen door
where my foot swings, where concrete crumbles.

Fat and fuzzy the bees scurry as heavy as baby mice.
They share an apartment with a chipmunk,
and a long amber centipede
that sometimes emerges
to ripple-wave at something only...Read More
Categories: centipede, poetry,
Form: Blank verse
Looking for Bugs
I want to look for bugs and things
Like butterflies and stuff with wings
I want to catch them in my hand
I want to look for bugs

I will look for bugs with you
Together we can find a few
Like moths and ants and...Read More
Categories: centipede, humor,
Form: Rhyme

I wish I weren’t a centipede, a lowly arthropod
I need a transformation into something much more mod
To obtain status, with a much higher species standing
Not be straddled with an enervating task so demanding
I...Read More
Categories: centipede, 8th grade, allusion, fun, funny, humor, imagination,
Form: Rhyme

Nuptially Content Is What I Am
Luminous as a star jointed at the seam with darkly hue, it 
Imbibes the centipede of heaven's bliss and then releases  
Quizinary scents of blueberry sachets. Permeating the night  
Undulating it to motion with liquid verbosity it is...Read More
Categories: centipede, imagery,
Form: Acrostic

Beautiful as the tan, brown, red, black, white centipede be;
Beautiful worm-like the fly egg geometrically pretty to me;
Moist shiny, slimy don't know where your head is not an issue;
As you may clean infected wounds of dead...Read More
Categories: centipede, analogy, confusion, cool, creation, imagery, insect,
Form: Couplet
A Sting From Hell
A Sting From Hell

Making its round in social media group thro Whatsapp...
A picture of a tiny black creature hellish enough alright...
Typically out of sight, hiding between the many fruits on a bunch of langsat...... 
A shimmering blackish creepy crawlie with...Read More
Categories: centipede, community, education, environment,
Form: Free verse
Synthetic Sack of Sorrows

Why must you boudoir bring me an empty bag full of fake?
Pinocchio emotions: wooden soul mannequin real
Your impulses beat a synthetic heart mood — 
artificial aorta stimulation ~ false erotic excitation

Making it so hard to pump up contrived passion,
when I’m...Read More
Categories: centipede, allusion, character, emotions, perspective,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Where Beauty Lies
I saw a dragon flying overhead
In fascination watched him flap his wings
Then suddenly, he was a thoroughbred
Whose smokey breath came out in giant rings

How gracefully clouds play as they change shape
At times it seems they silently collide
Lost in imagination, I...Read More
Categories: centipede, imagination, simple,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Considering the Centipede
Please don't think it odd if I intercede
On behalf of the poor lowly centipede.
Though he does get the blues
When he has to buy shoes,
He's better off than his cousin, the millipede.

Any Animal or Creature Limerick Poetry Contest
Sponsored by Charles Messina
Shared...Read More
Categories: centipede, animal, humor,
Form: Limerick
Soul's Battle
Amuck in this life, she fights and bumbles
Onward and forward she kicks and stumbles
Easily, angrily, quickly she grumbles
While in the distance dark thunder rumbles.
At last she falters, listens, then mumbles
“Good God!” and into oblivion tumbles.

“Soul’s Battle” first appeared in the...Read More
Categories: centipede, death, faith, hope, myth, pain, philosophy, visionary,
Form: Rhyme
Sam the Centipede
Sam the centipede’s arithmetic was bad
When counting to 100 it was so sad
Even though he had a 100 legs without dread
He found it difficult as an abacus to get ahead 

For he would get to 50 and loose the plot
Having...Read More
Categories: centipede, children, nature,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member ELSA THE SWEDE

Elsa was a tall lovely Swede
Cross-eyed and knock-kneed    
Million-dollar smile all agreed
Flashing her favourite dress made of tweed
A chain at her neck with a simple bead

Loving kindness was her creed
Drenched in thoughtfulness her every deed
The biggest heart...Read More
Categories: centipede, animal, character, confidence, friend, sweet, travel,
Form: Monorhyme
Mushroom Stew
(for Gahan Wilson)

Mushroom stew, mushroom stew
Nothing more or less will do
Needs no spice, no barley rice,
Laced with wine would not be nice.

Every morning, noon and night
Mushroom buttons grace my plate
With my fork and spoon and knife
Feasting till the hour is...Read More
Categories: centipede, evil, fantasy, food, horror, humor, magic, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member HAIKU MOMENTS 33

Plumeria florals
Crimson and yellow;
Hot weather styles


Floral flair fair
Note dusty air;
Teary eyes stare


Rooftop terrace
Centipede curves;
Geomancer's counter


Windy whispers
Hint of wet rain;
Storm clouds cluster 


Ugly faces
Politics pouts;
Dangerous liaisons


Roadside offerings
Poor fruit seller;
Waiting on hope


Temple visit
Ancestors wait;
Prayer offerings


Coffee brew
Bitter oomph;
Awareness comes


Moon aura bright
Skyline glow;
Deserted streets


Leon...Read More
Categories: centipede, change,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member In Belladonna Berries Love Was Paid

With lies you tried to hide your furtive eyes~
but breadcrumbs left impressions you betrayed,
and finding out the truth behind your guise
did shatter loving life that we portrayed.

Through multi-colored shards of memories;
the fierceness of reflections makes me bleed
from humble heart, life-stealing...Read More
Categories: centipede, betrayal, heartbroken, lost love, sorrow,
Form: Sonnet
My mind's a snail's trail winding down my throat
Glittering triumphantly over the mountain peaks of each day
A fragmenting centipede of dead ideas several years long
Constantly chasing its growing tale, that's come full circle
Trimming a slimy scenic garden path of fear...Read More
Categories: centipede, how i feel, nature,
Form: Free verse
Heart of a Centipede

You got a hundred lovers,
including me
Every one of us 
give you something that you need
But you really only need us after that,
when your fire starts getting low,
and your house gets cold
You only need us 
when you need to feed,
when you...Read More
Categories: centipede, love hurts, metaphor, sad love, word play,
Form: Dramatic monologue
The man in the waistcoat
West coast, east coast 
This question is for you in the waist coat
What about us in the mid-west?
People like to boast 
Pork and beans and roast beef
And other simple stuff
Like dumplings and toast
All the things that perish with the eating
Sleeping...Read More
Categories: centipede, addiction, allusion, chicago, feelings, money, rap, violence,
Form: Rhyme
Something's Bugging Me
Looking at a tiny ant, I thought,
"Shall I kill thee or shall I not?"

When a mosquito my hand did bite,
I hit out at it in spirited spite,

Then from the corner of my eye,
I saw a cockroach saying 'Hi',

Exasperated, I threw...Read More
Categories: centipede, fun, insect,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member DON'T BUG ME
Tom went to the ugly bug ball
Strange insects invaded the hall
Folks dressed up as fleas,
Cockroaches and bees 
The smile on his face said it all

Tom hoped for a little romance
Asked a cute centipede to dance
She whacked him on the nose
When...Read More
Categories: centipede, dance, humorous, insect, romance, , cute,
Form: Limerick
An Unwanted Guest
One night as I was trying to fall asleep,
getting all comfy underneath the cotton sheets,
all's I could hear was the ticking of my clock,
everyone asleep except for me in my pajama frock,

Tossing and turning was the usual routine,
like a dog...Read More
Categories: centipede, insect,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Exponential Decay Function
Spring is in its prime again
each leaf beautiful
much is edible
birds and peepers are musical at dawn.

The days walk slowly
toward Utah and Italy.
My left nut hurts.
Joy overwrites death.

Well, well. You're well
alone in your brain
only a negligible fraction
escaping as words and actions.

Every...Read More
Categories: centipede, beautiful, bird, day, death, joy, spring, words,
Form: Verse
CHIT chat
chit chat but no chewing
Nothing could be as safe as a two pronged apple cart rotating on a journey. Such sturdiness. If a single voyage is thick with angst and full of weeds. Lie down immediately upon a thick layer...Read More
Categories: centipede, analogy, bird, christmas,
Form: I do not know?