A procession of ants march on forever
to their labyrinth abode underground
carrying crumbs we left behind,
they militarily reorganize
after kicking down their mound.

sucking our blood with a mouthy lance.
in stagnant water mosquitoes multiply,
garbage squirming maggots breed
as house flies become a nuisance

a tattooed red hour glas(s)
the widows consumes their man,
their bite can induce us to be sick
do they enjoy when they haras(s)?

though their pinch is not that bad,
Tarantulas are feared by most,
many have them as their pets
quite a scary pas(s)ing fad.

as long as we leave them alone
honey bees go about their business,
yellow jackets are little meaner
aggressively swarming their home.

never able to exterminate.
we smack them and shoo them
and spray them with poison,
scorpion’s stingers intimidate.

beginning of time has proven, that
insects and roaches are invincible,
no matter how many we squash with our foot
they all seem to keep coming back.

though many insects do their best
to try and get under our skin
some insects are not annoying
invite nature’s beautiful guest

ladybug o ladybug, land on me for love
royal monarchs optimistically bring luck
gras(s)hoppers do exactly their name
and dragonflies erratically hover

Firefly’s flicker in the evening sky
night time crickets sing
colorful moths hang on a wall
as caterpillars crawl on by.

it's funny how this little tale
of the ying and yang of bugs,
is always mother nature's way -
keeping the balance without fail.

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I was thinking about how some insects (like people) are a nuisance and harmful to us vs the good ones that make us feel good. The bottom line is that all the insects are needed. *the first last line in the third stanza, the last word should be \'glass\' then \'harass\', But this site won\'t publish this poem because it says i used a bad word \"ass\" (which is contained in both words). So stupid! So i put the last letter of each word in () to get by the computer censorship.