A Ladybug Flies in From Bensalem

This week over on Weekly Prompts, the Weekend challenge is;  Oddities. Please go over and visit their fabulous site by clicking on this link… >> >>https://weeklyprompts.com/2020/09/26/weekend-challenge-oddities/ . During the week I was live video-online chatting to my cousin from Bensalem, an outer suburb of Philadelphia, and “oddly” she was excitedly talking out her “Ladybug Farm Kit”, and how she going to be proud owner of newly born/hatched little ladybugs !!… She enthusiastically sent me photos of her new “little pets”. I’m smiling broadly to myself, and I told her “your quaint little oddity, has inspired me write an odd little poem about the ladybugs”….


A Ladybug Flies in From Bensalem

A scarlet caped ladybug

Lands on my sleeve and gently shrugs

Resting there, snug as a bug on a rug

And honouring me with love and soft hugs



Nature’s tiniest of goddesses

Who fans us with butterfly kisses

Quietly sharing good fortune and best wishes

Then silently flittering away to the next Hibiscus






Ivor Steven (c) Sept 2020

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

37 thoughts on “A Ladybug Flies in From Bensalem”

  1. Thanks Dwight.. yeah for the ‘superbugs’ of the garden, nature’s natural pest destroyers …the song from Poets of the Fall is a lovely song and the lyrics are superb…

    Poets Of The Fall Lyrics
    “Sleep”

    Hear your heartbeat
    Beat a frantic pace
    And it’s not even seven AM
    You’re feeling the rush of anguish settling
    You cannot help showing them in
    Hurry up then
    Or you’ll fall behind and
    They will take control of you
    And you need to heal the hurt behind your eyes
    Fickle words crowding your mind

    So
    Sleep, sugar, let your dreams flood in
    Like waves of sweet fire, you’re safe within
    Sleep, sweetie, let your floods come rushing in
    And carry you over to a new morning

    Try as you might
    You try to give it up
    Seems to be holding on fast
    It’s hand in your hand
    A shadow over you
    A beggar for soul in your face
    Still it don’t matter if you won’t listen
    If you won’t let them follow you
    You just need to heal
    Make good all your lies
    Move on and don’t look behind

    So
    Sleep, sugar, let your dreams flood in
    Like waves of sweet fire, you’re safe within
    Sleep, sweetie, let your floods come rushing in
    And carry you over to a new morning

    Day after day
    Fickle visions messing with your head
    Fickle, vicious
    Sleeping in your bed
    Messing with your head
    Fickle visions
    Fickle, vicious

    Sleep, sugar, let your dreams flood in
    Like waves of sweet fire, you’re safe within
    Sleep, sweetie, let your floods come rushing in
    And carry you over to a new morning

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  2. Oh, this is so delightful, Ivor! You have honored them well! It IS so wonderful when they come to visit!
    🐞 🐞 🐞
    How sweet that your PA cousin has a ladybug farm!!! How wonderful to “mother” them and then send them out into the world to do the good they do! 🙂
    Beautiful song/vid!
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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    1. Thank you Carolyn, my cousin will be thrilled with all these fabulous comments and replies.. I’m sending her all the activity about her ladybug poem, which I specifically wrote for her, and of course she adored my little poem..
      And of course Poets of the Fall, songs are always fab’ 💙🌏🤗

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