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Poetry- Midnight Intruder

Updated on March 16, 2011

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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    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      10 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      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.

    • epigramman profile image


      10 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!

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      10 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      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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      blue parrot 

      10 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....

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      10 years ago from Northam Western Australia

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

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      Support Med. 

      10 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.

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      10 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      moulik mistry, thanks for the lovely comments,

    • Moulik Mistry profile image

      Moulik Mistry 

      10 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

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

    • bright_sorcerer profile image


      12 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.

    • prems4u profile image


      12 years ago from KERALA Cochin

      Lovely Poem....

      Wish you a sleepless night by mosquitos

    • pjdscott profile image


      12 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!

    • cgull8m profile image


      12 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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