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Swat That Buzzing Fly

Updated on November 5, 2019
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Author of (Love Is Our Law) poetry book, songwriter, firefighter, real estate broker, College Instructor of Fire Sciences.

Had Nerve Buzzing Near My Ear

Listen to that fly

Buzzing flying by

Looking for some food

Changing my mood

You cannot ignore it

Because you abhor it

You want to set it free

But it doesn’t see

The door is fully open

For him to fly away

But he stays inside

Like you want him to stay

Fly, go elsewhere

Nothing's here for you

Don’t want you flying there

Carrying germs like you do

You have a love for trash

So exit here and find it

I don't have a stash

So leave if you don’t mind it

I don’t mind your living

But just not here

My opening the door is giving

You a chance to live with cheer

Go find yourself that stuff

That you love to eat

Cause here will be rough

You'll end up dead meat

You fly around and buzz

Keeping up fuss

You are such a little fuzz

Go fly on a bus

You’re walking on my window

My swatter's in my hand

Swat! now you dwindle

Down to death land.


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  • word55 profile imageAUTHOR

    Al Wordlaw 

    7 years ago from Chicago

    Thank you much Author Cheryl for stopping by regarding the fly...

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    Cheryl A Whitsett 

    7 years ago from Jacksonville, Fl

    I always had to question why God made postulants such as flies, mosquitoes, ticks and fleas. They to me serve only an irritating purpose. lol voted up.

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    Al Wordlaw 

    7 years ago from Chicago

    Thank you Au fait for the advice. I shall do as you had suggested. You are awesome! May God continue to bless your endeavors and family with love!

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    C E Clark 

    7 years ago from North Texas

    In the course of home schooling my daughter we did an experiment where we collected several spiders common to the area where we lived and put them into jars to observe them. We let them go again after about a week. We caught flies for their food and would put those flies into their jar for them to snare, as spiders like their prey to be alive.

    In the course of our experiment we learned a lot about flies too. Flies really do like to be a nuisance and pick on other living things. One day we watched as a fly would buzz around a medium sized spider from the field. The spider had eaten a couple of days before and was in rest mode. Spiders eat every 2-3 days on average and have no interest in prey between feedings.

    The fly sharing the jar with his 50-cent-piece size spider kept buzzing up to the spider, and generally would go at it from behind and butt it just to behave like the pest it was, and irritate the spider again and again. The spider would try to fend it off. Finally after several hours of being pestered when the spider was finally ready to eat again, it finished the fly off.

    We noticed that flies frequently behaved this same way with other spiders. What we couldn't be sure of is whether it is their natural inclination to be a pest and a nuisance, or if being confined to a small area where it couldn't avoid it's predator made it a little psychotic causing it to behave in a self destructive way.

    I have noticed however, that flies like to pester other animals and humans in the same manner, so it is probably their nature.

    Very good poem and very astute. Enjoyed it. Going to share it with my followers. There are several poets among them. Also, voted up.

    Beyond this specific hub, may I make a recommendation to you? I note that you have published 73 hubs, some of them are not visible and available here on your profile page to be read.

    To correct that, go to your profile page. Click on "Edit Profile." Go to almost the bottom of that page where it says "Show only Featured Hubs on my profile:" Click on the 'NO' box and then all of your hubs will be visible again on your profile page.

    I realize they have been idled, which is why they aren't showing, but that's no reason not to make them available for readers interested in them. After all your work of writing them, let people who wish to read them do so. The advertising remains on them, so benefit all you can from them even though they are not currently indexed by Google.

    The reason hubs are idled is because they do not get enough traffic. It isn't because they are defective. While it never hurts to edit and re-edit one's work for spelling and grammar errors, etc. (one's own eyes never seem able to find all those pesky mistakes, but going over it again and again is helpful), the main thing is to use words in your title that someone might use if they were searching for information like the info in that specific hub. When you are choosing a title for your hub, ask yourself what words would you use if you were searching for this info. Use those words in your title.

    Snappy titles look great on the newsstand and on a magazine you have just purchased, but people using the Google search box aren't going to try to think those titles up when they're searching for your information. Use those splashy cool titles for your capsule headings instead.

    So what I'm saying here is that titles matter for search purposes. Changing the title to reflect the contents of the hub may affect the popularity of the hub, but the main reason a hub gets idled is because of little or no traffic.

    Otherwise do everything you can to get your hubs traffic. Promote your hubs whenever you get the opportunity, but also make them available to people who visit your profile. I visit people's profiles all the time looking for a hub that interests me. It's my way of saying thank you for taking time to read and comment on my hub. I realize that when someone comments, or especially if they share one of my hubs with their followers, that hub gets exposure and it may be just what is needed to make it successful.

    Wishing you great success!


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