Cocky Roach

Hi there! I’m Cocky – I’m a roach…
Why do you shrink at my approach?
Why is it you don’t like me moach?
Why don’t you want me here?
I’m inexpensive to maintain:
Odd scraps; for residence a drain;
And really, it should be most plain
I’m quite a little dear!
So would some person please explain
Why everybody goes insane,
And absolutely raises Cain,
The minute I am near?
What is it that you have to gain
From causing roaches so much pain?
I’m cute and cuddly, in the main,
So why this stupid fear?
You shudder at my slightest toach,
And seem to think your food I’d poach,
As if I ever would encroach! …
Do you still want this beer? …
Why are you reaching for that shoe?
What is it that you’re going to do?
Eeeek! Aaargh! No! Please! (BANG-squish!)
 I’m through
(And he’s no longer here.)

© Colonialist  July 2007 ( blogs) October 2013 (WordPress)


About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. That is the first funny cockroach I encountered in my life, Col, and you squash it LOL 😉


  2. The Asian says:

    I haven’t seen a roach in quite a while. I think I may have scared them all away 😉


  3. Pussycat44 says:

    Hello there, Durban Cocky Roach
    I do not shrink at your approach
    ‘Cause roaches are just such a yawn
    To me…The Parktown Prawn!

    P.S I haven’t seen one here yet.


  4. adinparadise says:

    Cute and cuddly, my foot! The only good roach is a dead one, and even then I won’t go near. 😯


  5. gipsika says:

    Well done – I’ve got that image of Federi pointing his submachine gun at Luigi right now… 😉


  6. Why don’t we like ‘roaches? Because they stink!


  7. cobbies69 says:

    I just hope his friends dont find out. 😉


  8. splonk!…one flat Cockie..shame he’s dead
    He should have gone elsewhere instead
    Then he would still be on the trot
    But now he’s gawn and that the lot xxxxx


  9. suzicate says:

    too funny!


  10. bulldog says:

    Now that is a laugh out loud poem… love it..


  11. Kathleen says:

    *shivers down my spine* I really don’t like them roaches… or their cousins known as the Parktown prawns. Its like they are roaches on steroids. 🙂


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