Friday, August 9, 2013

August June Bug

Across the path,
Square and stout.
June bug rumbles,
Green wings shout.

Among insects,
He looks a thug -
A big scary
Humvee bug.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love Humvee bug! So descriptive!

Linda B said...

Wonderful about those bugs! We don't have them in Colorado, but when I grew up in Missouri we used to tie a thin string to one & walk around with it flying. We then released it! They are interesting, but not so fun in the house!

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Penny! I think if I were another insect I'd steer clear of these suckers...and as a human, I do! =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Linda! Wow, you were a brave child to tie a thin string around those bugs - I don't want to get that close, but it would be fun to have a "flying balloon" of sorts. I agree, they are especially not fun in the house. =)

Liz Steinglass said...

Hilarious.

Carrie F said...

Great description! I also tend to stay away from those bugs. Yikes!

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Probably just as well you didn't include a photo, Bridget. Your poem was enough to give me shivers!

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Liz! I wish I saw the humor in them when they are flying at my face. LOL! =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Carrie! I try to stay away from them if I can, too. But they seem to be everywhere from April to October in the desert - not just June. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Michelle! These fellas give me the shivers on the trail (where they belong) and in the house (where they don't). =)

Mary Lee said...

Love "humvee bug!" Perfect!

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Mary Lee! I definitely wouldn't want him rumbling over my toe...or any other part of me. LOL! =)

Keri said...

I like "square and stout" because that's so different from most insects!

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Keri! June bugs are quite unique in the square stoutness. =)

Janice Scully said...

I love June bug rumbles! Sweet and clever poem.

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Janice!

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