Centipede (Revised)

Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by pit, Jul 9, 2009.

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  1. pit

    pit Well-Known Member

    Thirty-legged thing crawling on walls,
    Scuttling on ceilings,
    Stalking in halls.

    It scampers in shadows, crouches in corners.
    There's movement behind you,
    It crept on your shoulders.

    Though one is dead, its legs keep on twitching.
    I smash it again.
    Now its innards are bitching.

    Thirty-legged thing with black fangs and black eyes
    Knows when you see it.
    So it's gone when you try

    To crush it, squeeze it, cut it in halves.
    Trust me, my friend,
    It'll have the last laugh

    When you're sleeping one morning and turn to the right,
    Open your eyes and it tickles your mouth.
    Gives you a fright.

    You bash it to bits
    And what do you find?
    You've bashed in your lips.
     
  2. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    I like this very much! (I'm glad it wasn't a millipede or who knows what might have happened! :tongue:)
     
  3. pit

    pit Well-Known Member

    Actually, millipedes are totally harmless. They're peaceful, you can hold them. Some people keep "giant" millipedes as pets. The centipedes, however, are the ones that are nasty and they can bite. They're venomous.

    Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed the poem!
    :rolleyes:
     
  4. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    Heya, Pit, thanks. Good poem and I learned something about creepy-crawlies that I didn't know!
     
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