Shades of Blonde

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Bedtime Lullaby

(or Night of the Living Bedbugs)

Just when you fall asleep,
they come closer,
creep by creep

Sneaking out of a mattress tuft,
or maybe from the pillow you fluffed

All the little guy's need
is one small prick
to make you bleed

Their favorite area for a snack
is around your waistline
or the middle of your back

but they will dine anywhere
if they must
on your rump
or even your bust

Tomorrow you'll want to scratch that itch
sitting at your 9 a.m. meeting,
you'll try not to twitch

wondering if maybe you caught something
from that one-night stand last week
you met at the bar, dancing..

After five gin & tonics,
she looked pretty hot
but was she worth the critters?
I think not..

Just before the nosh
they appear flat and thin
but with only one bite
from your sliky smooth skin
the little bugger bloats from within

It will waddle away
fat and sassy
nourished from it's slumbering
lad or lassie

and return to a secret crevice or crack
until tomorrow night
after you turn out the light
when everything will be just right
for another midnight bite

(some of you may think parts of this lullaby are bad,
blame it on the bugs!
they're driving you all absolutely raving Mad)

by the thousands they will multiply
go ahead and stop them
just you try

bedbugs don't give up
without a fight
your flesh is their one and only true delight!


At 1:49 PM, Blogger bb said...

This is really fun - hope it's not based too much on experience. It's making me itch, anyhow!
What a compliment that last week's writing drew you back to my blog, thank you! Glad you weren't disappointed by my new/old writing.
And yes, those pesky typos routinely plague us to try and undermine our credibility don't they?

At 2:25 PM, Blogger Verity said...

A great lullaby, in the tradition of the poets of old...didn't George Herbert write a poem about a flea? Anyway, I spent a year getting rid of the little buggers, so I could feel every little line!

At 3:00 PM, Blogger paris parfait said...

Cute and clever poem about horrible subject currently plaguing hotels in NYC!

At 3:24 PM, Blogger boliyou said...

very funny and traditional!

At 1:57 AM, Blogger Kim G. said...

Clever! Thanks for sharing this!

At 9:22 PM, Blogger MiandMiksmom said...

Love it...although I'm feeling a little creepy, crawly! Thanks for dropping by my blog!


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