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Enemies #5

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Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
I hate that nightly sound
The moment that the light’s out
When silence should abound.

The chance of sleeping soundly
Against all odds I fear
Cannot lay my head down
With that mosquito here.

It wants to suck my blood out
The wretched little titch
And in return then all I get’s
A painful throbbing itch.

I hear my nightly enemy
Afore I feel its bite
If sleep I will, I will regret
Come dawn’s insistent light.

I cannot rest without a care
I cannot sleep at all
Until I see its stolen blood
A stain upon my wall.

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    Christopher 4 months ago

    Too right. My thing when I was growing up was crickets. Those little bastards would camp right under my window and chirp all night. I finally had to start sleeping with a box fan on to drown them out. As a result, I can no longer sleep with total quiet. I have to have a fan running or I can't sleep.

    Ready enjoyed this series.

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    Christopher 4 months ago

    Really, I meant, not ready. Autocorrect struck again.

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    Neville Hunt 4 months ago

    Thanks very much Christopher. The series was prompted by eating lunch on our terrace and seeing those arrogant pigeons perched high on the fence. There might be one more in the series... unless I feel too sluggish...

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    Jeff Taylor 4 months ago

    Poems are brill Neville! Tolerate no mosquitoes! They must all die! Die! Die! Die!!!

    Fortunately, the back of our house backs onto a flying-mouse road; and they eat most of the mozzies before they come into the house 😉

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    Neville Hunt 4 months ago

    Thanks Jeff. We have quite a lot of bats darting round our garden at night, but there’s a tiny river running through the village and they always seem to attract the evil mozzies. Cleaning secondhand blood off the wall is a small price to pay for the satisfaction of a single flattened mozzie meeting its maker.

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    Drew Martyn 4 months ago

    Mozzies and wasps - I love to hate them. I know they all serve a purpose, but really they should be exterminated or made to watch Jeremy Kyle. Actually that's an idea, then they'd know who to go after! ;)

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    Neville Hunt 4 months ago

    Haha! A good idea Drew.

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