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SOMETHING IN MY GARDEN BY ROBERT HEWETT SR.

Updated on April 29, 2013
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SOMETHING IN MY GARDEN

By

Robert Hewett Sr.

Something in my Garden is making me mad.

I have not seen him yet, but I have been had.

I awoke with a knot on my head and said

“Dear, did you sock me or I’ve been bitten bad.”

Other knots soon appeared on my arms and legs,

Burning and itching me and making me beg

For something to ease the suffering and pain.

Alcohol, vinegar, Bactine with no gain.

While talking to my brother whom I respect.

I described my bites and mystery suspect.

He did not hesitate, he said very firm,

You got NO-SEE-UMS to make you itch and burn.

There is no defense, they can’t be easily seen.

I searched the web and there I found the whole scene.

Lots of information and their other names.

It seems Sand Flies and no-see-ums are the same.

Now I wear long sleeves and a big cowboy hat,

Spray myself with Deet , more than enough to last.

I still have not seen one of the little beasts,

It seems to me they should show themselves at least,

So I could swat one now and then with passion.

This situation calls for an evaluation

Of the need for my annual garden at all,

With mosquitoes and no-see-ums with the ball.

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 3 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Yes, and wear long sleeves and broadbrim hats.

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      Vivian Sudhir 3 years ago from Madurai, India

      Guess we just got to keep the spray topped up for use always.

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 3 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      You are so right Snerfu, though unseen they can cause much pain and irritation. Bob

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      Vivian Sudhir 3 years ago from Madurai, India

      Nice article and very amusing to see how little bugs can annoy a person so much.

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      They don't seem partial to anyone, whoever is near is dear to them.

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      LoisRyan13903 4 years ago from Upstate NY originally from Long Island

      Nice poem and I have problems with those "no-see-ums" as well

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Thank you Kim, those little monsters can be a real nuisance no matter where you live.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      SO excited to read this poem. Must share with it my significant other for he speaks of "no-see-ums" often. He works outside. Enjoyed and Voted Up!

      Best Always,

      ocfireflies aka Kim

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      There does not seem to be an effective total prevention. Thanks for reading for me.

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      Jennifer Bridges 4 years ago from Michigan

      I love it! I was attacked by those little no-see-ums every time I tried to go hiking last summer. I sprayed myself with bug spray, but the little monsters always seemed to find places I missed.

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Thanks Aviannovice, those pests are indeed huge obstacles to pleasant gardening among other things.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Indeed, any of us in the garden can be afflicted with these two. Awesome and up.