Really Bloody Awful Rhyme


I had a vague idea it was NaMoPoMo in April, but so far the only thing I have done about it has been to write a poem (er, Really Awful Rhyme, mostly) every day so far.   This one was inspired by a lot of little suckers we have seen lately:

Paris Sights can be Really Eiffel …

They are out for your blood, and they’ll get you for sure,
No matter if it be mixed or pure,
Or blue or royal, you are the lure,
Regardless how much you may wish to abjure,
There’s no real prevention, and no real cure,
Through all conditions, they will endure.

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In comfort a bedbug likes to dine,
And breakfast in bed for a bedbug’s fine,
I’ve a hunch that for lunch they think it divine,
As long as you’re there on whom to recline.

Vampire Bat

A vampire bat gives you more than a prick:
If one of them bites you, you’ll likely feel sick,
And, to get a transfusion, you’d better be quick,
For they take your blood at a heck of a lick.

Tick

Tick off on the list the ubiquitous tick;
When they are stuck onto you, wow, can they stick!
How far they get up you is quite a smart trick;
They even attach to the end of a finger.

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The last little sucker is off flea clear,
In circus performance it may be a dear,
But itches and tickles when into your gear;
If someone starts twitching, flee! Do not go near!

They are out for your blood, and they’ll get you for sure,
No matter if it be mixed or pure,
Or blue or royal, you are the lure,
Regardless how much you may wish to abjure,
There’s no real prevention, and no real cure,
Through all conditions, they will endure.

© April 2016 Colonialist (WordPress)
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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.
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10 Responses to Really Bloody Awful Rhyme

  1. Tom Merriman says:

    Since you’ve written this, Col, I’ve been bitten three times. You’ve obviously stirred something in the critters. I thought I wasn’t their cup of tea.

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  2. These sorts of creatures are my bug-bear
    Though there are smaller
    more virulent bugs over here:
    when in Scotland, beware
    of the bite of that blighter the Midge.

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  3. Stephanie Haahjem says:

    I think it’s a bloody GOOD rhyme-definitely worthy of being called a POME!

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  4. Andrew says:

    This post bloody SUCKS.
    Your shameless versifying ticks me off. It’s really bugging me, in fact.
    It makes me want to flea poetry-blogging altogether.

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