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National Poetry Day Message Poem by Pie Corbett

Message for the Mosquito who shares my bedroom.

.

I’m fed up

with the way

you keep me awake.

.

You wait

till I’ve just turned out the light

and settled down

for a good night’s zizz

before starting up

your irritating whine,

announcing,

‘Mister Mosquito

is out for a bite.’

.

At any second

I expect to feel you

puncture my skin

and suck my blood.

.

Tiny vampire,

I am not your personal

Ketchup bottle.

If I find you’ve settled nearby,

I’ll swat you flat.

Be warned –

go pester

some other

sauce of blood.

.

© Pie Corbett

4 Comments

  1. I sympathise with Pie. After 15 years in the trpics i know how it feels!

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    • I feel blessed not to have had this trouble! But you know, the male ones that make the noise don’t eat you – it’s the silent female ones you need to look out for!

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  2. Loving that last line that serves to swat the mosquito with the words!

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