Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Survivor Cricket

Cricket singing out of sight.
Cricket, cricket, hidey-hide
from gecko's grisly crich, crich, crunch
or you'll be grisly gecko's lunch.

For The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads

19 comments:

cosmos cami said...

Fun with onomatopoeia! Love it!

Jazzbumpa said...

gecko gecko shining green
in the spaces in between
tree trunk pillars, leaf mulch rug
hunting for a cricket bug

cautious now for safety’s sake
eschew the lizard chewing snake
but sadly there’s a fate that’s fowl
swallowed by a great horned owl

Cheers!
JzB

Carrie Van Horn said...

long live the crickets!! Love this Mama Zen!! :-)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Your gift - evoking so much, in so few lines. Loved this!!!!!!

Laura said...

I'm hoping those crickets hide well, I love their singing.

Susan said...

This poem sings!

Outlawyer said...

I take it keeper of the geckos doesn't have a secondary role keeping crickets! A lot of fun. k.

Gillena Cox said...

luv all those sounds, fun piece

much love...

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Hmmm. I like the sound of the little geckoes at night, a chirrup rather than a grisly 'crich'. I confess I had not thought of the fate of the poor crickets! :)

Sylvia K said...

It sings indeed and just the song I needed today, MZ!!

Susie Clevenger said...

Love it...your wording definitely creates the sounds in my mind.

blueoran said...

Chew on that, Ma Nature.

Grandmother (Mary) said...

Recently back from Trinidad's Rain Forest where this played out daily! We root for the geckos though since they keep the house bug free!

daydreamerdreams said...

Clever!

grapeling said...

dark little kids chant there, mz ~

Marian said...

Nice!
We have crickets in the basement who become cat fodder when they venture upstairs, one by one. :)

Kerry O'Connor said...

We have our fair share of both creatures.. personally I'm on the side of the geckos.

Fireblossom said...

This is perfect fun.

Susmit said...

Nice...It's a fun read.