funny, insect, nature,
by Tim Ryerson |
Subtitled: WELL! You didn't have to bite my HEAD off...
Gladly would I die
for your love, my dear. No! Wait!
Just kidding! Just kid...
by John lawless |
death, fate, life, love,
for what is it
rapt in stillness
awaiting the unexpected
mate or meal
poised on spindle legs
for Personification Poem Poetry Contest
by John Trusty |
funny, lost love, nature
summers’ last prayer
you’re about to lose your head…
while getting some tail
*For the Praying Mantis Haiku Contest
by JAN ALLISON |
animal, humorous, lost love, nature,
Just a little word of warning if you are attracted to me
With my alien looking lime green triangular head and bulging eyes
You can see I’m so alluring …
But I’m the epitome of a ‘lady-killer’
Yes, me this innocent looking little green insect
Let me make it VERY clear, if you want to 'make out' with me
Maybe YOU should start PRAYING
Sometimes, in the throws of passion, I have a tendency to BITE …
You may just lose your head!
Now who fancies a date?
Praying Mantis Contest
Sponsor Anthony Slausen
Inspired by the song ‘the female of the species is more deadly than the male
by Edward Kurwakumire |
life, love, passion, peace,
This is the beginning of the story,
The poet's own
That which has never been said,
The secret of the praying mantis.
This is how it all began
He thought he was only a normal boy,
That he could go through all the stages
a normal boy would
He never thought that
one day he would be the praying mantis
Yet he did not only become the praying mantis
He also became the tortoise,
But all sad
And all disappointed
In their lives
Had only the poet been another person.
by chipepo lwele |
PS;The poem about birds, insects,fishes,man,body parts
seeds,,organic manure,flowers,and firmament.
by Gary Smith |
She tried to tempt me with a smile,
But I knew her of old.
Her lips were warm and welcoming,
But her heart was hard and cold.
but you take your chances.
She's merciless, a predator,
A human praying mantis.
Graceful and beguiling,
You'll think that she's the one.
She'll lead you on, then disappear.
What you thought you had, now gone.
She'll leave you an empty shell,
Just a windblown husk.
Wondering what happened,
As your heart lies in the dust.
Entry for 'Flirt' poem competition. 2/12/2016
by Laura Leiser |
god, love, nature,
All creatures of the earth God made
to Him they praise from day to day
lowly ones and higher, too
regard the One who ever views.
From sweeping pass of eagle’s wings
to praying mantis worshiping
a humble insect of low estate
who bows upon its leaf to pray.
Spring’s sparrows chirp uplifting songs
their babies hatch and sing along
sweet nature’s hymns to God above
a testimony of His unending love.
Written on 3/28/2018
by Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen |
Preying mantis prays,
“Thank you God for meat to eat.”
licking raptor legs.
I Missed Carolyn's Contest, but here's a Preying Mantis haiku anyway. I love preying mantis. They are a
gardener's helper since they eat insects. And they are such fun to photograph. Did you see the picture in my
book, "100 Poems for Life"?
by Edward Kurwakumire |
love, passion, peace, sad, day, day,
well,some things never change
the order of the day is always the same
rejection,losing and hoping
hoping that maybe,just maybe
i shall be happy one day
these may be the thoughts of someone
someone sombre at heart
someone who feels the world has rejected him
and has nothing to live for
just dreams,hopes and aspirations
but it doesn't matter anywhere
because the day shall come
when i will be happy
yes,happy in a way i have never been
and nothing will matter anymore
since i will be in the land of dreams
and having all i have always longed for
The day I shall die
by Stephen Parker |
Nuptials wrung from ingratiated hand
Purloined hope dripping from each strand
Pristine fibers with leased value you did brand
Quilted folds of ivory now your treasured contraband
Bleached residual your selfish honor did demand
With sinewy clutches my graceful cusps remand
Your jealous stock, with annual annuity planned
Gangrenous envy flowed from your jading band
Opal plains with silky troughs now desert quicksand
Denuded tendrils cannot your cool, callous touches withstand
Now Praying Mantis shells encrusted on a barren island
Cracked, bleeding cavities deeded to your wasteland
by Justin Debrosse |
My citadel of commerce
Composed for pleasure
Is prudent in every weather
Archetypes of romance prance
Through billowy meadows together
Absorbing sunlight to roam
Like a rainbow summer day
You are outstretched to believe
Filling verdant memory
And lucrative thought
Our bastion ever engrossed
This is how we fell to us
You, incapable of rust
I was brave enough to reach
Stormy banks on fuming seas
Praying with the mantis
Animals advance knowing threshold
While admiring your migrant beads
Come back to the palace
A feast prepared thoroughly
Sacred for the falcon evening
Grateful we bow and eat
by stephen pennell |
Was it love at first sight
asked the mantis of his wife.
Well you looked good enough to eat
said the wife.
I'm excited for our first night
said hubby to wife .
this will be to die for, my dear .
Said she with a glint in her eye.
Oh true romance.
And the start of a truly happy married life
as she bit of his head and ended his life.
just like humans married life.
don't cross the wife ! .
comp entry 17/08/2016
by Lu Loo |
i love you,
i shall shower you with stars cascading,
encompass you with cosmic moon dust-
enraptured in intimacy, never lust;
the eventide ascends with sun fading,
as the Praying Mantis bends serenading-
for we have a foundation built on trust-
you can detain my riches, no persuading
I adore you, sweet...for our love is just
Date written - November 8, 2019
Sponsor - Tania Kitchin
Contest - Give Me 8 Lines of Rhyme
by Courtney Dyer |
girlfriend-boyfriend, husband, loss, lost love,
Think you can overcome her?
She appears sweet and pure
Always speaking with a cheerful voice
Batting her eyelashes in your direction
You feel her warmth
You feel her sensuality
Do you feel her rage?
Like the Praying Mantis
She will devour you
She knows what she is doing
Knows how to deceive
Been taught by the masters
That you won't see
Heading your way
Until it is too late
She will consume you
With her Wrath
by James Edward Lee Sr. |
analogy, irony, love, love hurts, murder,
Love IS a female praying mantis
it makes love intercourse to you
in the garden
step by step
Then she turns around after
Thier done and now she kills you ..
SHE EATS YOU
THIS, THIS IS
Written words by James Edward Lee Sr © 2021
by Frances Schiavina |
First Place Winner: Joseph May-In Just A Few Words 2/ Contest 1/17/21