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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Black (10/15/09)

TITLE: Intruders in My Shoes
By Francy Judge
10/18/09


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Intruders dropped by
Of the vocal persuasion;
I suppose we could call it
A cricket invasion;
Two insects times two turned
A multiple equation.

A black crumb in a corner,
Or black lint on the floor,
Are they spies in disguise?
If they want to explore,
They should line up each thorax
And march straight out my door.

My heart hits the ceiling
When they leap my direction;
I scream and swat air
With a rolled up Sports section.
I donít need to repeat
Eighth grade science dissection.

Some call it indulgence,
Chocolate covered cricket crunch;
Still I prefer less movement
For an appetizing lunch.
But if I could catch the critters,
Iíd sell them by the bunch.

Some nations might be horrified
And call crushed bugs a waste.
Those who think theyíre lucky
Recommend they be embraced;
Still some say Godís creatures
Should not be killed in haste.

I admit they have a purpose
And are perfectly designed

HoweverÖ

Black Crickets in my shoes,
Thatís where I draw the line;
Though they canít sing in my shower,
An outdoor recitalís fine.


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Jan Ackerson 10/26/09
So cute! I grinned all the way through this!
Allen Stark10/26/09
Loved it! I'll never look at crickets the same way again.