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Centipede (Because Lost Dreamer asked for it)

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Andrew Scott
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0 posted 07-23-99 07:59 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Andrew Scott

Scolopendra heros
A centipede my good friend
A multi-legged little beast
Chills down your spine, he does send

They say he's got a hundred legs
Well it's just not true
And venom in every ped
Don't worry, it's just the front two

The darkness of the night
Is when he comes out to play
He's nocturnal my good friend
That's when he hunts for his prey

Insects are his chosen meal
So you have little to fear
Should one bite you good friend
Death would fail to come near

However, I shall warn you
For I have heard it said
That we eat eight bugs in a lifetime
While sleeping in bed

And there is one last thing
That I did fail to mention
They make dark holes their home
Like the one above your chin.
© Copyright 1999 Andrew Scott - All Rights Reserved
Poet deVine
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1 posted 07-23-99 08:42 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I hate bugs!


Lost Dreamer
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2 posted 07-23-99 08:47 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Awesome,
If one finds the hole above my chin
the emotion I exibit will not be a grin
away I will go to the looney bin.
Andrew Scott
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3 posted 07-26-99 11:26 AM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Just go back from the weekend and thought I should say:

Thanks Ms DeVine for stopping by and the cool graphic. Sorry about the bug thing.

Lost Dreamer, I'm glad you found it and more so that you like it. I aim to please.
poetFemmeFatale
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4 posted 08-30-99 10:13 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

You know, I liked this poem at first, it was cute, but when I got to the bottom, I'm starting to feel a bit queasy !! Am I green? Bugs in my mouth? NO THANK YOU - you don't know where they've been!! I've had one before, and I swear, he tasted like ammonia!! Ack! Tooey! (spitting violently)

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I beckon you to come...I lure you with my tongue... - poet FemmeFatale


Pepper
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5 posted 08-30-99 11:59 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

"eat eight bugs in a lifetime while sleeping in bed"? Yuk! I'm moving to the couch!! This is fun...

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Andrew Scott
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6 posted 08-30-99 12:50 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Well, imagine my surprise to find this little beast roaming the top. Thanks to you Ms. FemmeFatale for digging this one up. On a whole I find them pretty disgusting too… a taste of ammonia and a little acidic as well. Bon' appetite!

Pepper: Welcome to our halls. Thanks for coming by and leaving your mark, I'll seek to do the same. It is a lot of fun, isn't it?
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7 posted 08-30-99 01:05 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

So what's wrong with bugs? I love 'em!


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Andrew Scott
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8 posted 08-30-99 02:01 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Yo! Sir Balladeer… chocolate covered ants are doable, but unless I'm scheduled for some survival training with the 82nd Airborne I ain't eatin' no bugs no how. Summer camp and a mountain man guide who showed us how to eat lizards, ants, termites and grubs was enough to cure me of the desire for nature's purest protein. Now, cooked snake and raw fish are another matter!
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9 posted 08-30-99 03:44 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Ick! I'm with Poet deVine on this one *shudders*

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

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10 posted 08-30-99 08:04 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Elizabeth: Glad I could make you squirm.
 
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