Antonio Liao

Veteran Poet - 1,359 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

Comments about A Bedbug On My Palm by Antonio Liao

  • (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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  • 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 and death is in the hands of almighty but yes indecisioncan be His decision too.... lovely poem and goodcomposition....10

    reaad mine..kind words
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  • (12/22/2009 2:37:00 PM)

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

  • Ashraful Musaddeq (4/25/2009 12:32:00 PM)

    Beautiful composition. (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • (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

  • (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

  • 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
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  • (9/24/2008 11:01:00 PM)

    very very neat indeed (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • 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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