an encounter

He looks at me straight in the eye

Watching me as my pupils dilate

And my facial muscles go stiff

Exposing my vulnerable state

I’m sure he hears the sound

Of my screams as he comes near

And my heart that pounds crazily

Inside my hyperventilating chest with fear

He aims his flight right on my head

Phew! I duck as he approaches

And there he goes out of the window

Oh dear! These cockroaches!!!



  1. slpmartin said,

    August 10, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Had to laugh aloud when I read the last line…very cute.

  2. Kavita said,

    August 10, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    hahahhahaha… AWESOME!!!!
    I am so happy for you that he decided to fly out the window! πŸ™‚
    A FUNtastic poem!! πŸ™‚

    • Alethea said,

      August 11, 2010 at 1:11 am

      Haha…thank you Kavita. These are just the creepiest creatures I’ve ever come across so I had to write something about my experiences with them. Glad you enjoyed the poem πŸ™‚

  3. lazfreedman said,

    August 12, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    I so much enjoyed your poem
    Good one πŸ™‚

    • Alethea said,

      August 14, 2010 at 11:50 am

      thanks a lot laz…i really appreciate your comments πŸ™‚

  4. pot123 said,

    August 17, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Like the twist in the end there Alethea, but it was a great poem throughout!
    I read through a couple of other poems you wrote and they were amazing too Keep up the good work…

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