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    A Cricket in the Kitchen

    A cricket in the kitchen!
    Its chirping drove me mad
    I set out on a mission
    To eliminate the cad

    First, I had to find it
    A simple-sounding chore
    I was fairly open-minded
    As I scoured the kitchen floor

    Down on hands and knees I went
    To peer in every crack
    Soon my patience had been spent
    And, oh, my aching back

    The cricket was in hiding
    It did not leave a clue
    It could have been residing
    In the chimney or the flue

    I checked in all the cupboards
    The bathrooms and the den
    I looked behind the shutters
    Time and time again

    I could not find the cricket
    Neither hide, nor cricket hair
    Finally, I said friggit
    It could be anywhere

    I gave up the futile hunt
    And took myself to bed
    Abandoning the battle front
    To sleep a bit instead

    The cricket kept on chirping
    I could not sleep a wink
    It was just too disturbing
    So I got myself a drink

    That is when it happened!
    The cricket made its move
    I grabbed the nearest napkin
    For the moment of its truth

    It jumped so fast and serpentine
    I never had a chance
    Out the door and in the vines
    With me in my underpants

    I slammed the door and breathed a sigh
    Now I would get some sleep
    But then another chirping gibe!
    I accepted my defeat

  • #2
    This is great MH. - been there done that lol lol lol. A great rhyme scheme and tale. Loved it!!

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Thanks, AG, Yes, this is written from experience. Those crickets are good at hiding!

  • #3
    And that is where cats come in handy. Fun rhyme for you, MH, and very well done. The story flows and the visions stay clear (and what vision it is towards the end. ;-)

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Thanks, Muttado1sb, Looking for inspiration under the refrigerator!

  • #4
    brilliant and hillarious

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      glad you enjoyed it lunar glide, thanks for the read and the comment!

  • #5
    This one is wonderful! Love the humor!

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Thanks, Sumyamma! It's been awhile since I've had crickets, but I remember it well!

  • #6
    Hilarious!

    Vivid, and completely relatable!

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Thanks, Dwayne, let's hope the crickets stay outside where the little chirpers belong!

  • #7
    MHenry jovial lovely rhyme! i can see it!!
    And glad you did not kill this little cricket and that another came along to sing to you! In the Greek superstition of my grandmother's telling, the visit and aria in your home is a sign of GOOD LUCK!!

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Haha, thanks Suz-Zen, the Greeks are a very accepting people! I hope they have good luck, and many crickets in the kitchen!

  • #8
    I relate to this entomological domestic epic, MHenry. It is exactly as you say. In my most recent encounter of this kind I was able to lay hands on the miscreant and remove him (intact) to the wonderful world of nature outside of the house.

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Thanks for reading and commenting, grant!

      That makes two lucky crickets that have escaped an untimely demise due to the good graces and unflagging compassion of the poor, bleary-eyed, tormented insomniacs!

  • #9
    Jimminy Cricket Friggit. I love that you were so obsessed you ran out in your underwear. Now I might just have to write one about the raccoon outside my bedroom window who was in a tree IN HEAT! The humorous poems never fail to make us all happy MH. You nailed it and the cricket!

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Yes, write the one about the treed raccoon in heat, BDB! Owl bet it's sure to be a hoot!

  • #10
    Better a chirping cricket than a silent, stealthy, ugly palmetto bug like I had to beat to death with a broom this morning. Very funny tale, great rhyming!

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Yes, the cricket is annoying with its constant chirping, but the palmetto is frightening and disgusting! Ugh to the palmetto! A broom...a very useful implement. Thanks for the read, John, I am glad you enjoyed it!

  • #11
    I absolutely adore this. Fantastic as always.

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Thank you, bj! I am so glad you liked it!

  • #12
    This is great MH! I really enjoyed this! Filipinos have same superstition about cricket in the house bringing luck! So, take that worthy defeat MH ! 😊

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Thanks, imrogue! I feel like a good Samaritan now, and my good luck cricket lives to annoy another day!

  • #13
    LOL! MHenry! You have hit the nail on the head with this well-versed rhyme...I loved the entire story!

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Thanks, RLW, it's so good to have you back! I'm glad you enjoyed this one. Thanks for looking and commenting!
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