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Mantis Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem Come in said the Spider to the Fly Caren Krutsinger Free verse Free verse mantis, fun, funny, humor, humorous,
A Lesson Unlearned Maurice Rigoler Light Verse Light Verse mantis, symbolism,
Premium Member Poem Blasphemy of Course Caren Krutsinger Free verse Free verse mantis, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Playing Mantis Chime Justice Ndubuisi Didactic Didactic mantis, death, dream, earth, evil,
I Heard Not A Word Freddie Robinson Jr. Free verse Free verse mantis, allusion, corruption, imagery, truth,
Digital Translation Freddie Robinson Jr. Couplet Couplet mantis, allegory, corruption, perspective, wisdom,
We can still be everywhere at once William Greco Free verse Free verse mantis, surreal,
Premium Member Poem Surviving, Hoping Praying Mantis Caren Krutsinger Diamante Diamante mantis, animal,
Premium Member Poem Mary the Praying Mantis Caren Krutsinger Limerick Limerick mantis, animal,
Premium Member Poem Praying Mantis Caren Krutsinger Diamante Diamante mantis, animal,
Premium Member Poem Praying Mantis John lawless Personification Personification mantis, death, fate, life, love,
Mantis John Floyd Free verse Free verse mantis, animal, insect, life, nature,
Retaliation M. L. Kiser Haiku Haiku mantis, funny, humor, insect, nature,
From the book greenlantern Allan Terry Footle Footle mantis, celebrity, confidence, courage, encouraging,
Life comes in small packages Abdul Malik Haibun Haibun mantis, nature,
Premium Member Poem Small Scale Murder Carol Connell Light Verse Light Verse mantis, death, humor, insect, word
Premium Member Poem Common Bugs Andrea Dietrich Rhyme Rhyme mantis, poets,
Premium Member Poem Reincarnated Rozetta, Disappointed Caren Krutsinger Couplet Couplet mantis, 9th grade, fun, funny,
Welcome to our Garden Supraja Kannan Free verse Free verse mantis, garden,
Premium Member Poem In Humble Praise Laura Leiser Rhyme Rhyme mantis, god, love, nature,
A Hymn to the Forgotten Christopher Sergi Free verse Free verse mantis, dark, inspiration, wisdom,
Premium Member Poem When In Hell Do as the Demons Do Winged Warrior Rhyme Rhyme mantis, dark, dream, night,
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Premium Member Poem IF YOU WERE FOOL ENOUGH TO T Wignesan Couplet Couplet mantis, anger, break up, conflict,
Praying Mantis in dilemma Solomon Ochwo-Oburu Free verse Free verse mantis, satire, society,
Premium Member Poem The Elysian Baby Feels Lament T Wignesan Free verse Free verse mantis, adventure, angel, appreciation, art,
Premium Member Poem Miss Muffet's Revenge: COLLABORATION Dale Gregory Cozart Limerick Limerick mantis, humorous,
Premium Member Poem THE LAST NEGOTIATIONS Vicki Acquah Verse Verse mantis, blessing, death, earth day,
Would You Rather Republican Style Martin Bailes ABC ABC mantis, political,
The Caterpillar Loic Tran Rhyme Rhyme mantis, angst, anti bullying, butterfly,
Bugs And Such Ricky Sholar Light Verse Light Verse mantis, silly,
Digital Mouth Solomon Ochwo-Oburu Free verse Free verse mantis, relationship, satire,
Sirens Michael Coy Sonnet Sonnet mantis, relationship,
A Lesson in Silence Donal Mahoney Senryu Senryu mantis, prayer,
Animal Instinct John Herlihy Tanka Tanka mantis, animal,
Outgrew the broken wings AFZAL NUSKER Couplet Couplet mantis, encouraging, inspirational, metaphor,
Sandy Is It Over Mike Hauser Free verse Free verse mantis, funny, humor,
Premium Member Poem POETIZED BABIES Vicki Acquah Prose Poetry Prose Poetry mantis, corruption, destiny, earth, feelings,
Premium Member Poem The Temptress Gary Smith Rhyme Rhyme mantis, love hurts,
Premium Member Poem Lauren Rowles Rhoda Monihan Quatrain Quatrain mantis, sports, strength, water,
Premium Member Poem School Project - Hatched Nightmare Sandra Haight Monoku Monoku mantis, funny, insect, memory,
The Bane of Able Men is a Blind and Crippled World Brian Chung Free verse Free verse mantis, allusion, confusion, corruption, culture,
Praying Manny Ir0nic ZiNk Light Verse Light Verse mantis, fun, humor, humorous,
Premium Member Poem Senryu Rick Parise Senryu Senryu mantis, insect, nature,
Premium Member Poem Praying Mantis - for contest John lawless Senryu Senryu mantis, humor,
Premium Member Poem Evening Prayer The Grahamburglar Couplet Couplet mantis, funny, humor, humorous, insect,
Premium Member Poem Tyrannosaurus Mantis John Anderson Free verse Free verse mantis, environment, future, insect, ,
Premium Member Poem Praying Mantis Lu Loo Rhyme Rhyme mantis, child abuse,
Premium Member Poem ALAS Connie Marcum Wong Etheree Etheree mantis, betrayal, brother, divorce, heartbroken,
Premium Member Poem FATAL WIDOW'S LAIR nette onclaud Verse Verse mantis, insect, mystery,
Premium Member Poem COLLEGIATE MANTIS Kim Rodrigues Free verse Free verse mantis, child, insect, prayer,

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Mantis Poem Example

Three Messengers

Old and ugly and well married is the visage
that I carry, and yet, there is another world
that keeps opening up its magic door.
It sends me notes and emissaries
that I could be, 
I should be much more than what I am.

The first message, that I was aware of
came to me in the high desert where 
I sat Walden-like by a pool trying to 
get back to the source, I'm told, is
within us all.

Suddenly I saw a flurry
a mile across the valley floor,
a point took flight and became
a mystic preying mantis
that picked my shoulder as a perch.

Mid day church bells rang 
at that moment and I watched
the sound reverberate
shaking bushes and trees
down the valley, scattering
birds and small animals.

Yet the mantis on my shoulder
calmly sat, cocked its head,
and in its eyes there was a question.

I replied to the mantis' query that
"I was old and ugly and well married and
I am simply not quite ready,
but keep the offer open and 
I will be ready soon."

After a month of worrying that
perhaps I had gone too far,
in refusing to go through an open door,
I summoned it again.
Right there in my backyard I heard
a flurry and found a grasshopper perched
where you had perched before.
The question in its eyes left no doubt
it again was you.

I replied that I just wanted to make sure 
that the offer you had proffered still
was mine to take.
You flew away as I explained that
"I was old and ugly and well married and
simply still not quite ready but keep the offer open,
and I'll be ready soon."

Years went by and I forgot the magic,
indeed, avoided magic.
I went to a marriage yesterday,
I sat alone, away from the others,
on a bridge, by a pond,
amongst tall pines and redwoods.
I thought again of the mystic mantis.

Suddenly you were there.
You came out of a crowd of happy guests
and crossed into my solitary space.
You touched my shoulder and my hand
and kept it there for the fastest hour.
We talked about nature and 
books we had both read,
the giant puppets you made,
and about things 
I'd never tell a stranger.
I looked into your eyes
and realized
that we had met at least
twice before and saw the familiar offer.
In my mind I pleaded for more time because
I am old and ugly and well married,
but please, please keep the offer open
because I'll be ready soon.
Suddenly you were gone.

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