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June Bug

Douglas H. Mc Clintock 1934 (Sarnia, Ontario)

Yesterday I had a little visitor come in
To make his presence known to me,
An orange body with a white face and black eyes to grin
A June Bug of all things so dear !

On my window sill, tiny bugs would be there
I used to crush them, how ruthless was I.
Not any more, I let live, yet for another day,
This June Bug on my computer mouse, wanting to play,

I watched him crawl, only about 3/16 long,
They say neat things come in small packages,
He was certainly the one to make my day
I fed him a crumb, he flipped it with his tongue !

That little bug flying beneath my lamp
He was showing off and why not,
He gave me hours of joy, I was in a trance
To witness one of God's creatures, so tiny but complete !

Some day when your pace is very slow,
You will have time to witness small things,
The capture of moments in a June Bug's life,
A body so tiny, orange, black and white, wings in flight !

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A day with a June Bug

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Written on November 12, 2021

Submitted by Dougla$Irishman on November 12, 2021

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  • Dougla$Irishman
    Thankyou Danny for your kind comment ! I am finding out the little things in life are truly the big things. Like a moment to capture of yesteryears, the first time you held her hand !
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  • Denny747
    Charming and warm, "A June Bug of all things so dear!" Nicely done.
    LikeReplyReport8 months ago


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