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A Child's Musings About Flies
by larry r linville
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I started this poem and it seemed so immature and then I decided it makes sense to see it as something a child would write.

 

 
Why do flies come in many sizes
Some with big feet and long thighses.
Some have small bodies and tiny eyeses
Each fly is full of big surprises.
 
Do little flies always stay small
Or after a while do they grow tall?
Are the big flies so much wiser
Or do they spend much time on ‘fertilizer”?
 
No matter their size, flies are a pest
Certainly not a welcome house guest
Not what we’d want as an insider
Although that would please every spider.
 
One fly woke up and away he flew
But was replaced by another fly or two.
I slapped at them and they were soon gone
So when I counted I found there were none.
 
When it’s winter where do they go?
Do they leave to avoid all the snow?
Or do they fly south like they were a bird?
I don’t think so – that’s so absurd.


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Reviewed by Chip Bergeron
Hopefully, when you're done, all your flies will have flown up your flue. Cute poem with a lot of heart...

God bless,

Chip Bergeron
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
Children have marvelous little minds that take them everywhere Larry.

Newfie hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
In winter they go where they know,
That the heat does stay & the wet weather does flow,
And flies do not so much grow,
As they are pretty darn smart, though,
Because they seem to stay away from the cold & snow...e
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Adorable writing, Larry; love it! Well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. ;D
Reviewed by D Johnson
I love this...it is totally cool.

Cheers,
Dan
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