Antonio Liao

Freshman - 813 Points (november 7,1957 / dapitan city)

A Bedbug On My Palm - Poem by Antonio Liao

now the bedbug
finally finds
its place
in one of the lines
of the palm of my hand

its life
depends on the nail of my thumb
its weapon now
is simply being a ball
all its feet
hidden under its spherical wings

it is not praying
it is simply waiting for its death
within a palm
there is no choice

except my own
indecision


Comments about A Bedbug On My Palm by Antonio Liao

  • Rookie Rinki Nandy (1/25/2010 8:08:00 PM)

    this write make one feel powerful even if its only a bedbug, clever and intelligent composition. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 53,791 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (1/21/2010 8:00:00 AM)

    it is not praying
    it is simply waiting for its death
    within a palm
    there is no choice
    except my own
    indecision.....life and death is in the hands of almighty but yes indecisioncan be His decision too.... lovely poem and goodcomposition....10

    reaad mine..kind words (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Adjei Agyei-Baah (12/22/2009 2:37:00 PM)

    You leave me with nothing to say: a good one there! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 40 Points Ashraful Musaddeq (4/25/2009 12:32:00 PM)

    Beautiful composition. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Dr Hitesh Sheth (4/14/2009 6:10:00 AM)

    Human too are bugs on time's palm and it's life depends upon time's fancy.........Any moment it can choose to close the palm and we are gone forever.............Good Write.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 237 Points Kesav Easwaran (4/9/2009 10:31:00 PM)

    a bug on the 'life line' of your palm...its life line on your palm...artful presentation Anto...10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sonya Florentino (1/25/2009 11:11:00 AM)

    Once a fly dared me to kill it... I could not... he made me open a window. Love your poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Cheryl Lynn Moyer-peele (12/20/2008 6:25:00 AM)

    antonio -

    A bedbug is indeed a metaphor for all life we hold in the palms of our hands.

    Well written - Cheryl (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Reshma Ramesh (9/24/2008 11:01:00 PM)

    very very neat indeed (Report) Reply

  • Rookie WILLIAM SIENES III (7/15/2008 9:49:00 PM)

    i like this one, antonio. i have never thought of a bedbug as a poem subject. very good... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Edwin Empestan (alba) (7/15/2008 8:53:00 PM)

    Pitty the 'bb' but you don't have any choice but to 'live and let die'. Nice satirical poem. Well thought of. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 15, 2008



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