Saturday, April 11, 2015

Poetry Month: Ladybug 11 of 30

Image via WikiMedia Commons
by Gilles San Martin 2009
Children love you for your color,
your red and orange bright wings,
the black spots upon your back,
the fact that you don't sting.

You are the star of children's books,
always kind and always true,
your gentle ways they note,
make others happy through and through.

Farmers love you too,
for the way you love to eat,
you keep their crops quite healthy.
with aphids a favorite treat.

I must confess the truth
to my readers stopping by,
I'm not your biggest fan
hoping away you soon do fly.

You leave the fields behind us,
for a place that's safe and warm.
cuddle up in tiny spaces,
stay safe from winter storms.

When I try to toss you out,
you play dead and laugh at me,
your friends come soon to join you
oh how happy you must be.

Unlike the fly who's life span
is hardly thirty days,
you live for two or three years
and never go away!

Ladybug do me a favor
make the field your home,
this house will never be big enough
for both of us to roam.

© Cathy L. Mere, 2015

Thanks to Margaret SimonLeigh Anne EckMichelle HaseltineLinda BaieJulieanne Harmatz, and Kevin Hodgson for giving the final push.  We are linking using the hashtag #digipoetry.  I have to also thank my everyday poetry mentors Mary Lee Hahn & Amy Ludwig Vanderwater.  They continually inspire me.  You'll find more poetry on the sidebar. 


  1. What fun, Cathy!
    So wonderful to read!

  2. I'm with you, they belong outside not inside.. I liked this poem and it was not rhyming, lol..


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