In Praise of Flies – a poem by Lis Goodwin

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Thank God for maggots!

Praise the Lord for flies!

Without them the redolent stench of death would bring water to our eyes!

 

The rotting fox in the hedgerow,

The fatally wounded mouse

not only the country’s saved the smell, but indeed so is your house!

 

Even the little shrew,

bats, mice and rats aren’t immune –

death gets them all, and flies are the clean-up crew!

 

Thank God for maggots!

Praise the Lord for flies!

Without them the redolent stench of death would bring water to our eyes!

 

© Lis Goodwin 2016

 

Don’t ask me about what prompted the mental processes which produced this little ‘gem’. Just don’t ask….

*shudder*

Best wishes

Lis Goodwin – your voice coach

www.gloriousvoicecoaching.com

Image credit: Peter Häger http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=23061&picture=black-blowfly

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