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Insects: A Poem

Updated on February 7, 2012
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Pesky creatures,


Crawling, creeping,


Layering on my skin,


Biting hope within,


Tickling, Crippling,


Tingling, Gripping,


Standing still, I can't win,


Suddenly flying,


Atmosphere diving,


Freedom grasping near,


Swiftly altering in luminous skies,


The creatures extend wings with colored eyes,


No longer pestering with annoyance loud,


Transforming complete,


Floating free amongst clouds.


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Insects can be annoying and even frightening sometimes. Although, what is amazing is when caterpillars turn into butterflies. Before they transform into something beautiful, they are quite the opposite. Their purpose doesn't seem very lovely either; they eat plants, leaving gaping holes on green leaves. Later, they form their cocoon, wrapping themselves up tightly to hibernate for awhile. It takes patience, but eventually they emerge completely different from what they started out as. Amazingly, they have grown wings and the ability to fly. As a symbol of freedom and transformation, they float easily in the sky as mesmerized people gaze up at their beauty.


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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      ChristyWrites: I'm not a huge fan of them either, but I wanted to write a poem that was unique and contained imagery, so this fit the bill. Exactly; the picture is a little scary. I'm so glad you enjoyed this. Thanks for reading! :)

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I'm not a big fan of insects but I did enjoy your poem. The photo had me thinking "nooo don't let it crawl on me!" hehe

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      5 years ago

      I know what you mean by 'Eww...'

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      GlstngRosePetals: Thank you! Eww...me either. I just thought it was an interesting photo. Thanks for commenting. :)

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      GlstngRosePetals 5 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      Great poem but I don't think I could allow an insect to crawl around on my hand.. Ekkkk I'd probably squish the poor little thing.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      nityanandagaurang: Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate you reading and voting this up. :)

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      nityanandagaurang 5 years ago

      very beautiful poem Ebower.You have chosen unique a topic for you poem. and you done justie with it.Speacially the picture is awesome.Interesting and Voting it up.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      savanahl: That's a good point. Thank you!

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      savanahl 5 years ago

      I'm sure insects are just as afraid of us as we are of them. Great poem on such an unexpecting topic.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      alexandra-t: A lot of people are afraid of insects; no shame! It's not my picture. I couldn't do that either! Thanks for commenting. :)

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      alexandra-t 5 years ago

      im terribly afraid of any kind of insects, even tiny ants! i couldn't bear to have insects on my hands like in your picture *shudder* hats off to you! =)

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      PHILLYDREAMER: I don't blame you. Other than holding an important place in the food chain, they aren't my favorite either. Thanks for sharing!

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      I really don't like any insect. Especially the buzzing stinging kind. I understand their purpose in this world, but they really do give me the creeps.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      NatalieSack: Thank you; I'm glad you did. :)

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      NatalieSack 5 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA

      Interesting perspective. I enjoyed this.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      f: Thanks! They are fine by me as long as they aren't on me or in my house. :)

      Charu Bhatnagar: Thank you so much for your kind comment.

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      Charu Bhatnagar 5 years ago from India

      Nice thoughts and even nicer words.

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      5 years ago

      Interesting, but....along with a lot of ppl, I don't like insects! lol

      Voted up.