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Cockroach Poems

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Premium Member Call us unorthodox
My brother Fred thinks outside the box
  Wears red and green polka dot socks
He still collects overpriced pet rocks
   Eats bagel holes, no cream cheese or lox

Sister Sue sleeps with the horse in the barn
  ...Read More
Categories: cockroach, brother, sister,
Form: Light Verse

There is one thing that you should know:
Intimidation is a show
Although its not large
A cockroach will charge
A little BS helps things grow...Read More
Categories: cockroach, bullying,
Form: Limerick
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: cockroach, fashion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ugh
Once when shopping at a grocery store
I saw a cockroach crawling on the floor;
I brought down my right shoe
And reduced it to glue -
I do not shop at that store anymore....Read More
Categories: cockroach, crush, goodbye, insect,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Cockroach Lovers


If: you ever come across a cockroach lover, avoid them like mad
They are either so very weird or very desperately lonely and sad

Indiana Shaw . . . ; ) 
...Read More
Categories: cockroach, humorous, insect, satire,
Form: Couplet

Premium Member Poetry Filled Up The Loneliness For You
you left me last night
you left me alone
you left, maybe, for another one
or you left for the unknown

a stormy night the night was
electrical thunder passed by me very much
I was in the faint light of kerosene lamp
around me was prickling...Read More
Categories: cockroach, loneliness, love, poetry,
Form: Free verse
not deja vu again
i think
i may
written this
once before
in a different
form and i'm 
sure titled

but i can
visit it in
as if it's
again and
again for
when i

want to
me of a
time in
my life
in JFK
for a de

in a heat
ing grate
a still lit
had been
thrown in
then came
in a new

arrival the
oldest of
live...Read More
Categories: cockroach, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Big Apple Birthday
When I made my birthday cake wish
A cockroach hopped onto my dish
More frisky than some
It looked rather glum
When it found the cake was not fish...Read More
Categories: cockroach, food,
Form: Limerick

            Scream my desperate daughters ...
            - Mom, kill the cockroach ...!
            I ask because mom
            and not the father ...!?
            - What's the reason for not
 ...Read More
Categories: cockroach, allusion, dad, funny, insect, mom,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Another Genesis
Listen, do you hear it?
radiates from a distant galaxy;
it’s a blood-laser
just a crappy piece of 
fringe software
that acts like a 
inducing vertigo.

They’ve conquered an binary star
IC434, in the Horsehead Nebula;
with their scythe psychosis,
and their toxic-powder,
subjective optimism,
they, the...Read More
Categories: cockroach, planet, poems, poetry, space, stars, universe,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member poetry is poetry
I thought poetry is
-name of Mesopotamia which was the first civilization to emerge in human history
-ancient cave peoples surviving life struggle 

I thought poetry is
-an immortal love story of Yousuf- Zulekha, Shirin-Farhad, Laila-Majnu or Romeo-Juliet
-a telephonic  or open love...Read More
Categories: cockroach, feelings, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Emperor Dragonfly's Best Ball Ever
Emperor dragonfly had a ball
Stag beetle came big and tall
Water springtail brought housefly date
Common cockroach came without a mate

Eyed hawkmoth arrived in style
Caught ladybug’s winsome smile
Praying mantis brought sense of doom 
Other mantises quickly left the room

Green lacewing came with...Read More
Categories: cockroach, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member FLINCHING


           I am sure to flinch
      when flying cockroach approaches me.

      In zoo, I always avoid...Read More
Categories: cockroach, 10th grade, anxiety, fear,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member When the Last Person Dies
It's lonely at the top
so join us at the bottom
No one sticks around when you flop
At number one they won't stop calling

To your own self be true
Lie to the world
Who made sadness blue
a top will twirl and twirl

Kiss your butt...Read More
Categories: cockroach, humorous, silly,
Form: Rhyme
When impossibilities happen
Cockroach sat on heap of dung
Cock sat on the cockroach
Fox sat on the cock
Cheetah sat on the fox
Antelope sat on cheetah
King sat on slave-man
Baby came, to sit on king
“Treason, treason, treason”
Arrest, detain, interrogate”
Security guards, shouted loud
...Read More
Categories: cockroach, humanity, metaphor, satire,
Form: Imagism
The Cockroach and the Honeybee
The honeybee; the maid of flowers:
Selflessly she toils for hours,
filling up her pollen stores---
never grumbling at her chores.

Sips of nectar keep her strong
as she labors all day long,
pollinating field and arbor,
and making honey in her larder.

Humble as her kind may...Read More
Categories: cockroach, animal, black african american, community, humanity, metaphor,
Form: Limerick

Where hard looks and thin soup oppose,
the spider, cockroach, rat, and mouse dispute
in patient litigation or in border raids
our title to this world. 

There is no mystery, it boils down to food.
Our ruined lunches providing theirs
as Roman baths provided stones
for...Read More
Categories: cockroach, animal, fear, insect,
Form: Sonnet
Were You There
When my Mother was killed?
Like a cockroach;
She was butchered
Her name erased
From the book of life; expunged
Leaving us unaided
Disregarded, by people
Nobody pays heed
From dust we feed
Swimming in poverty
Famine attacks
Our life, full of strife
As we see her grave
Calling God to save
Our massacred...Read More
Categories: cockroach, death, mother,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member loneliness
on doorsill I’m in
waiting breath,
waiting sight,
waiting sigh

they've gone at wink
wink-less day-
reminds it, 
draws silhouette

album of souvenir
brings the pages of-
the withered paddy field,
the yellow fallen maple leaves,
dried up tears

skeleton of Phantom IV
crawling outside
cockroach flies away
the ant go away line by line
sun...Read More
Categories: cockroach, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The rest: TERROR
The French word for ‘cockroach’ is ‘le cafard’.
In some contexts it can mean ‘depression’.
But for the soldiers always standing guard, 
‘Avoir le cafard’ refers to boredom.
I’ve heard war has been described as follows:
“Ninety percent boredom, the rest: TERROR”.
It’s true for...Read More
Categories: cockroach, conflict, death, depression, fear, home, military, war,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Flying Clems
afraid of nothing
fly swatter at the ready-
the cockroach has wings...Read More
Categories: cockroach, anxiety, humorous, insect, nature,
Form: Senryu
The Christmas Cockroach
Twas the night before Christmas , and all through the trash pile.
The garbage men finished there shifts with a smile.
I the supervisor waved and bid them all goodnight for I would not see them for awhile.
The aluminum cans glistened, keeping...Read More
Categories: cockroach, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, christmas,
Form: ABC
Premium Member A Piece Word For You
Late hours of evening, back to home alone
Lizards preying on insect, cockroach flying happily
No old nets of derelict spiders in dark blue airs
Archipelago scenery grinning on my coming back
(Neon Tetra, Guppies, Oscar, Mollies, Zebra Danios…etc) 
Aquarium fishes configuring themselves as...Read More
Categories: cockroach, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Cockroach Soliloquy
Cockroach Soliloquy 
By:Judge Burdon

The cockroaches left me a wake up message
Written with saliva and excrement 
it was placed conspicuously  in a garbage can 
where they knew that I'd find it 
while in search of my morning nourishment
behind the Burger...Read More
Categories: cockroach, character,
Form: Free verse
Cockroach Soliloquy
Cockroach Soliloquy 
By:Judge Burdon

The cockroaches left me a wake up message
Written with saliva and excrement 
it was placed conspicuously  in a garbage can 
where they knew that I'd find it 
while in search of my morning nourishment
behind the Burger...Read More
Categories: cockroach, character,
Form: Free verse