Kim Barney

Deathstalker Acrostic - Poem by Kim Barney

Deadly is his sting
Especially vulnerable are children
Always shake out your boots
To make sure he's not in there
He doesn't give a warning
Silently he stabs you
Takes you by surprise
Allow him to crawl away
Leave him totally alone
Kill you he just might
Even if you survive
Results are never pleasant

Topic(s) of this poem: animals, danger, dangerous, insects, poison

Form: Acrostic

Poet's Notes about The Poem

written 11 Sep 2015
Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

Comments about Deathstalker Acrostic by Kim Barney

  • Bri Edwards (5/27/2016 11:44:00 PM)

    I honestly have no memory of this poem, though I seem to have left a comment! It could not be that I am getting old, COULD it! ? ?


    Your poem is a welcome warning.
    I now shake shoes each morning.
    Kill me it can, but still I will resist.
    Even from injuring, I shall desist...
    Since it looks so much like my mom.


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  • Bri Edwards (9/30/2015 6:59:00 PM)

    well, Kim,

    i like 'Nature and would usually not harm an animal who didn't harm me first, BUT you paint such a nasty picture (as well as posting a picture) of this critter that i would be tempted to..................

    shake MY shoes out, one by one,
    and if from one a scorpion does run,
    crush it under said shoes right away, OR
    else she may sting ME to death another day!

    bri :)
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 12, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, November 6, 2015

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