Pest Control Day – A Poem

Image by MustangJoe from Pixabay

August, the annual spray recital; decks have been cleared

Uninvited characters wait in the wings, unseen unheard.

The human audience crop the stage of household props,

Corralling them in a pile; complete with the requisite aisle.

The stage director proscribes a seven-hour intermission

Wherein, uninvited “guests” are handed script revisions,

To ply their trade in nature’s outdoor theater positions.

After the fuming hiatus of the director’s lavish sprayer,

Human actors reconvening, enter left at the stage door,

To a scene of one last uninvited “guest” from the wings;

Sprinting in her bustling fetching, exo-skeletal coatings,

Shod in multiple pairs of patent leather swag and shoes,

Escaping, without even so much as a polite “thank you,”

From the final act of recital day’s herculean rendezvous.

Published by Suzette Benjamin

Positive thinker, inspiration, sometimes writer, faith

33 thoughts on “Pest Control Day – A Poem

  1. Pests as in nature? August is too early my side of the world

    ‘Uninvited characters wait in the wings, unseen unheard.’

    Oh I know this feeling, of not getting the golden ticket.

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    1. Yes the little crawly nature pests. Yes, timing is different in different seasons. It is high summer here, the bugs are in full swing. “The golden ticket” what a beautiful expression. Sometimes it’s lucky not to get that ticket. Have a great day. Blessings 😊

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  2. “Sprinting in her bustling fetching, exo-skeletal coatings,

    Shod in multiple pairs of patent leather swag and shoes,”

    Suzette, how adorable is this well-clad pest?!? I’m glad she escaped in such grand style. ;)) ❤️🏹🦟🕷🐛🐜🐞

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  3. Hahaha 🤣, I love your comments Lia! You have me laughing hysterically. So glad you were pleased with the “so well clad…and stylish “uninvitees”. Have a great day. Blessings my friend. And, I loved your emojis ❤🤣🤣🐞🎭💃👠👠👠👠🧥

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    1. Hi lovely, your replies are going to your post not to my comments, I found these last two by checking the post when you liked my comment. 💖
      Ok enough of that… I feel I am being a pest, I will now leave you bee lol!! Much love, and wishing you well. ❤️

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      1. I understand. There aren’t too many here in the plains of the North west… that I have noticed anyways. Have a pleasant evening Liz. Thank you for your always insightful comments, Cheers

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