Diane Hine

Silver Star - 4,143 Points (25 July 1956)

Assassin - Poem by Diane Hine

I only hunt killers,
web weavers, trappers of innocents,
tormenters and destroyers,
my conscience is...nonexistent.

My instincts are attuned,
I'm hungry for this work- my missions,
as if by nature assigned,
incapable of contrition.

No disturbance,...no waves,
a slight presence, conservatively clothed.
I can fit in tight spaces,
take precise and painstaking steps.

Avoid warning tripwires,
my targets are so well protected.
I'm ultra-professional,
agility is essential.

The powerful are high-risk,
strongholds have vice-like security.
Put one foot wrong and I'm caught,
a hunter becomes a victim.

If seen, they'll run or fight.
I kill with quiet efficiency,
stretch my long graceful neck,
probing antennae…tap, tap, tap.

My piercing mouth is poised; I stab.
No ordinary thug,
I'm a giraffe assassin bug
and my prey is....spider.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

The Giraffe Assassin Bug has long legs and an extendable neck.
It hunts spiders in rocky crevices.

Comments about Assassin by Diane Hine

  • (8/30/2012 7:04:00 AM)

    nice piece of work you have here..... (Report) Reply

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  • Joseph Ojogba Daniel (8/7/2012 4:42:00 AM)

    lols.. U got my mind whirling, didn't expect an insect. I love ur choice of words... (Report) Reply

  • (8/3/2012 5:00:00 PM)

    Very dramatic, exciting, like a spy thriller! Of course, the conscience of the spider is nonexistent, too. The consciences of the mosquito and fly the spider assassinates are non-existent. Mirror upon mirror... (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (8/3/2012 11:25:00 AM)

    Never heard of this critter before - is it Australian? Sounds pretty nasty though - poor little spider (unless it's one of those poisonous things you have over there!) . Excellent write. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (8/3/2012 8:16:00 AM)

    Towards the end the reader is disillusioned.....In the beginning one might have a hoary picture of the Assassin.....and a great surprise awaits him...... Great imagination! ! (Report) Reply

  • (8/2/2012 11:58:00 PM)

    A good write Diane. Now I know what a giraffe assassin bug is. Where it storks and therein, that it does arachnids in. (Report) Reply

  • (8/2/2012 8:50:00 PM)

    Suddenly I was shocked with pleasant surprise. Diane too..a political writer.. after finished reading as usual. the story of a hunter. Nice poem and good information. (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (8/2/2012 8:49:00 PM)

    Diane...Woooooooosh! Talk about innovative creation and ultra inventivity...THIS IS IT, right here, above me! A thoroughly outstanding display of Virtual depiction...and Incarnate imagery...You Rock, lass! ~FjR~ (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (8/2/2012 7:59:00 PM)

    Two things, only you would know what a giraffe assassin spider is,
    and be able to describe it so brilliantly in this poem, story, study of nature.
    Ok, maybe three things.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 2, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, August 3, 2012

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