Poetry- Midnight Intruder

The Midnight Intruder

 
We will always remember 
That fateful night in December
It was the dead of night 
With not a light in sight
 
We did not hear them coming 
With the fans above us humming
The enemy came from far and wide 
With no place for us to hide
 
 
 
As we were sleeping in our bed 
While they were flying overhead
So twas not till morning 
We found without warning
 
 
Not an untouched place 
Upon our little baby's face
The intruder was of course 
A Mosquito attacking with force
 
 
 
Now since that fateful day 
Beside our bed is spray
 
We give them quite a dose 
Before they get too close
 
 
 
As now you all should know 
Tis the end of all my woe.
 
 
 
 


Where Are They?

Just a little note

 
How many nights does everyone lay in bed listening to that horrible
sound of the mosquito.

I have found that we can spray but as soon as you start to doze off
back they come.

 
Why do they sound so loud when in bed? You do not seem to notice
them humming while sitting outside on the patio. I bet we could
all associate with this problem.

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cgull8m 8 years ago from North Carolina

Nice poem. Luckily we have screens here, the mosquitoes have a tough time coming in, but once I start working in the gardens they come and bite us. We have to wear full sleeves. Instead of using sprays you should try a lotion, sometimes I put it when outside they don't bother me just the hands and the face a little.


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pjdscott 8 years ago from Durham, UK

And here's me thinking your family were going to be attacked and brutalized...

by a mosquito!

Lovely and clever writing - thumbs up!


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prems4u 8 years ago from KERALA Cochin

Lovely Poem....

Wish you a sleepless night by mosquitos


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bright_sorcerer 8 years ago from London, Canada

A very nice twist! You might have heard me when I finished reading it and discovered it was about mosquitos...I was the one chuckling, saying, "Aw, man, no way."...hehehe. Really enjoyed this poem.


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Moulik Mistry 6 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Lovely, simply lovely - you are so expressive with your words...


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Eileen Hughes 6 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

moulik mistry, thanks for the lovely comments,


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Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

Can't stand the critical insects. It's like they know you're about to have a good nights sleep, then, you hear it, or you don't hear it but, bam, you're bit--pain--itch--more lost sleep, terrible. Glad the woe is at an end, especially for the baby. Good one.


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Eileen Hughes 6 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

support med, yes they know when to get you they never seem to miss their target.


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blue parrot 6 years ago from Madrid, Spain

Eileen? What happened? Did you just receive a message from me or did it simply disappear?

As I was saying, I had to give up on the parrot, because the system only let me crop one way, always asking me to crop off the left hand margin where the beak was! I even tried reflecting the image, to have its beak on the other side, but no way.

Thank you for your help! Now I am in a hurry having spent more than an hour on the parrots. Bye. Presently I'll learn how to navigateget this site so as not to land so off-topic....


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Eileen Hughes 6 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

Blue Parrot, give your self time it will all cometogether soon. You will wonder what on earth you were worrying about soon.


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epigramman 6 years ago

I thought I was entering Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone!

Your style of writing is very engaging and I love your poetic vortex of mystery, surprise and intrique!


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Eileen Hughes 6 years ago from Northam Western Australia Author

epigramman, thank you so much for that, gee I wish i could write and earn money like they do by writing simple things like this.

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