The Life of a Fly

If I were a fly

Then I could spy

On the boys

To see why they make noise.

But if I were found

I would soon be ground

Under a shoe.

Ewwwww.


If I were a fly

Then I could spy

On the girls

To see why they wear curls.

But if I were seen

They would let out a scream

And beat me with a newspaper

Until my life was a vapor.


If I were a fly

I could fly up in the sky

Then rest on a tree

Where I could just be

Watching the birds

While they are dropping their t_ _ _ _.

Hey wait. That bird is coming too close.

I will be his supper, I suppose.


If I were a fly

I would keep whizzing on by

Up and down

Darting around

Playing with crickets and bees

Feasting on someone's rotten cheese

Teasing and tormenting poor old frog.

He won't mind. Oops. Guess I was wrong.


If I were a fly

I soon would die.

My life here is short.

I am of no import.

Of my demise, only a few will notice.

My friend, Larry, the locust,

Probably will cry.

But there is no other life for me,

living the life, the life of a fly.


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Ryem 4 years ago from Maryland

What a cute, interesting poem! This is certainly a unique one. I can honestly say I haven't given a fly's life a second thought.


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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Ryem, thanks for reading. Glad you liked it.


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B Lucy 4 years ago from Podunk, Virginia

So fun and lyrical . . and very enjoyable!


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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Lucy, Thanks for reading. I am glad you enjoyed my silly poem.


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

This is sweet, beautifully done and funny. Loved it very much.

Voting up


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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

tobusiness, Thanks for reading. I am tickeled you liked my work. Thanks for the vote.


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

Thanks - sounds like the story of my life. Only I'm a person!

Voted up and interesting.


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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Sid, Thanks for reading and the votes. Your comment made me laugh. I am so glad you enjoyed this.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

This is good! I had a chuckle with the musings of these tiny creature. Good effort and so enjoyable.


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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, teaches. Glad I could tickle your funny bone.


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gail641 4 years ago from Mason City

Really great poem about the fly. Its so true about the life of a fly. I enjoyed reading it. I voted up, too. The pictures are really good, too.


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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks for reading. So glad you enjoyed it. I appreciate the vote.


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PHILLYDREAMER 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

Being a fly sounds like it sucks LOL. I guess total free to do whatever you want comes with some consequences.


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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Philly, Thanks for reading. A fly's life is brief, usually less than 24 hours. I appreciate your comment.


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grand old lady 4 years ago from Philippines

Fun. It makes you wonder if flies are comfortable being the way they are:)


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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Grand, Thanks and glad you had fun reading this.

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