Mantis Praying


Mantis Praying


Her smile


nothing away ..

She still

cut his throat


the deed was

done ..

First thing

in the morning ..



of course,

but after she

had taken breakfast ..


  • Author: Neville (Offline Offline)
  • Published: May 15th, 2023 01:27
  • Comment from author about the poem: because not everything in the garden is pretty, safe or perfect
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 17
  • Users favorite of this poem: L. B. Mek, Accidental Poet.
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  • orchidee

    Now KP did this accidentally as she was trying to give me a shave. It's not that I won't bore you with the details of it, but that they will be too swoony to mention! lol.

    • Neville

      why am I not surprised

      • orchidee

        Well, she said was an accident, but as I'm so horrible to her......

      • Fay Slimm.

        A haunt of a read Nev but a good reminder that not all smiles are meant to be kind - - shall now watch out more for mantis-types licking their lips before striking.......x

        • Neville

          Best to sleep with one eye open & beneath the mattress, just to be on the safe side .. cheers Fay .. x

        • Parisab

          For sure women can also be violent and dangerous, but interestingly in literature and film they are usually portrayed as the femme fetal sensual types: and their abusive conduct is minimized: thanks for bringing another dimension to this archetype: was this intentional on Mother’s Day:)?

          • Neville

            Bless you and truly Parisab .. I am delighted you found time to consider my latest little scribble my friend. .
            However, as far as any perceived or possible juxtapositioning against Mothers Day is concerned, no that was not my intention, I merely wanted to emphasise reality as per my own introductory authors note ..

            All Good Things, Neville πŸ™‚

            • Parisab

              Yes I didn’t make any negative connection to the timing-I just found the irony even more appealing about your poem-thank you poet friend.

            • 2781

              To much hanky-panky?

              • Neville

                That was not the point I was trying to make, but if push came to a shove, then I get your point. Thanks for dropping in .. Neville

              • L. B. Mek

                not that deep, me thinks
                just going price for good
                nowadays, for those
                so desperate, to smile
                their chosen drug of demise...)
                forgive my horribly warped
                sense of humour, and
                thanks for putting up with me
                (hope you n yours have a great week)

                • Neville

                  No apology necessary .. thanks again & you too Mek πŸ™‚

                • Accidental Poet

                  While out cutting my lawn one day, I found a Praying Mantis and found it rather friendly as I picked it up and moved him out of harm's way to a near-by bush. I say "it" because I can't tell the difference between male and female of the species. Well penned my scribble professional friend. πŸ™‚

                  • Neville

                    I admire a guy who considers the feelings of such tiny creatures and their families .. gold star awarded AP .. many thanks for the visit shown here today and the kindness of the past sir .. Neville

                    • Accidental Poet

                      And likewise Sir. πŸ˜‰

                    • arqios

                      Oh wow cold hearted with a bit of jam sparkling in the corner vertex of poker smiling puckering lips. Perhaps even flicking a lone rose petal on that rapidly cooling corpse while she walks off unhurriedly, the clacking of her heels ringing with the cadence of the Reaper's march.

                      • Neville

                        .................... ouch πŸ™‚

                      • orchidee

                        Did KP eat me, as female preying mantis does after.........?. swoon! I read they may behead their male mate even before........
                        Nope is the answer, cos we never have any 'excitement' Fido says it's not good for KP and I. lol.

                        • Neville

                          if she did, you would be dead Mr. O .. you need to get a life sir 🐭🐧🐭

                          • orchidee

                            I must get out more..... lol.

                          • Jerry Reynolds

                            Good write, Neville.
                            To never experience afterglow is not pretty indeed.

                            • Neville

                              ............................ indeed cheers Jez πŸ™‚

                            • Goldfinch60

                              Sometimes things do not appear as we would hope they would.


                              • Neville

                                it would appear you are write sir Andy aka GF60 πŸ™‚

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