Boys and Bugs

You stand and stare

Looking in the holes,

Looking between the cracks

Trying to find another.

You can be there for ages,

Shouting ‘snake, snake’

As one comes out

You squeal with delight!

You start to bounce and stamp your feet.

Whoever knew you would get so excited

You shout, to whoever is near

You don’t care as long as someone else can see

You point, and scream and squeal

Your little face lights up

And you grin from ear to ear.

So excited that you have found the animals in the cracks

The snails and ants have come to say hello

To my little boy who just loves his bugs!

(C) 2010 And Then All I Thought About Was You

This post was written for the Writing Workshop I choose prompt number 2. “Between the cracks”

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24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tarunita
    Aug 19, 2010 @ 12:38:10

    Wonderful poem!!! Just loved the way you expressed your thoughts 🙂


  2. Ruth
    Aug 19, 2010 @ 12:51:01

    Lovely writing, thank you. Small people are so unedited in their joys.


  3. gaelikaa
    Aug 19, 2010 @ 13:13:09

    What an amazing post. Your take on this is so different. Well one…


  4. TheMadHouse
    Aug 19, 2010 @ 18:23:53

    I have one who loves then and one wwho hates them! Love it


  5. Dara
    Aug 19, 2010 @ 18:43:27

    How awesome, taking the phrase literally and thinking of your son like that. So well expressed! My kids are bug lovers too. There’s nothing my daughter loves more than to put on a princess dress, grab a trowel and go digging for bugs.


  6. Livi
    Aug 19, 2010 @ 19:56:09

    Typical boy! lol!


  7. Helen
    Aug 19, 2010 @ 21:39:17

    I love this. Wotsit says ‘snake, snake’ everytime he sees a worm. Except in Mexico when, to my surprise (and his delight), it was a snake!


  8. Sarah
    Aug 20, 2010 @ 00:42:32

    This is fabulous! Cracks have always held a fascination for me and I thought about doing this prompt – I still might at some point. I remember stepping around and over them as a child and thinking I might fall through boardwalks on the pier!

    All the best to you and your little bug hunter 🙂


  9. Michelloui
    Aug 20, 2010 @ 08:39:25

    I love this! Its fun and light and is perfect for the delight of a child playing with creepy crawlies–my daughter is very much like this and I could picture that moment perfectly.


  10. Jan
    Aug 20, 2010 @ 10:34:08

    Really inspired ,,love Jan xx


  11. jinedin
    Aug 20, 2010 @ 11:29:02

    That’s a cracker! A word of warning re. encouraging the snail fancying though…our garden’s now riddled with them as they get fed lettuce off an upturned frisbee. I sneakily throw them over the fence when my boy (and neighbours) aren’t around. 😉


  12. Emma-Louise Harries
    Aug 22, 2010 @ 20:12:43

    Aww this is lovely, so sweet and innocent! xxx


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