Treasure Island

Joanna Karlin

(16th July 1997 / Sydney, Australia)

Blattella germanica - German cockroach


A cockroach crawled down the wall
Kill it, kill it screamed all
I stood up stretching my arms as far as I could
Defending my poor little friend, as one would
No No I called Let my German friend be
But do not fear I will not set him free
For he will teach me German and I will learn
For his freedom he must learn

A little while later
I found language was not a thing my German friend would cater
My six legged friend would not reply
Unless I said good bye
I have learnt now that a roach
Does not make a good language coach

Submitted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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  • Romeo Della Valle (4/20/2011 9:51:00 PM)

    A well penned and poignant write! You got what it takes to make it in the poetry world, talent! Keep it up! 10+++ Love and Peace for always! ... (Report) Reply

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