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Coming for Me


I sat on my deck one day, just after dawn,

Enjoying my coffee and with itย  a scone,

A rainbow popped out and shone over the hills,

Dressed up so pretty without any frills.



I ran for my camera, snapped up a shot,

Looked at it later and saw that I got,

Not only the rainbow, but also a bird,

That was so tiny, it looked quite absurd.



I zoomed it and cropped it, to look for I.D.

Was it a beetle, or even a bee?

It looked like a bird, but it seemed to be small,

It turned out to be not a real bird at all.

Mosquito bird magnus, it had me in sight.

Hovering closely, and craving a bite.

No friend of my hand, as I snapped up a frame,

He dove down, jaws open, without any shame.


Hum, hum, hum,

Hovering, here I come.

Zee, zee, zee,

Fresh blood waits for me.


Click, click, click,

Photos are so slick,

Cheese, cheese, cheese,

In the frame I’ll freeze.


Snap, snap, snap,

As her hand goes tap.

Whee, whee, whee,

Easy meal for free.


Author: wordsfromanneli

Writing, travel, photography, nature, more writing....

55 thoughts on “Coming for Me

  1. A mosquito bird! hahaha! Oh, they are nasty little creatures. And they LOVE my daughter. We can have “no” mosquitos here, and she still gets all bit up.

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  2. Thatโ€™s so amazing! I would have assumed it was a bird, too. Mosquitoes are not my friends, at all. I usually react quite badly to their bites. Ugh.

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  3. Such brilliant poetry & imagery!

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  4. I would love to have your fantasy! The poem and the pictures made me smile again!

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  5. Was fรผr ein herrlicher Vogel, aber nicht fรผr jeden erfreulich. Mich lassen die in Ruhe ๐Ÿ˜…

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  6. Hahaa..A mosquito bird.. from the first look I thought it was a bird.
    That was a brilliant poetry..

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  7. Is it a plane, is it a bird, ITS SUPER MOSQUITO. I hate mosquitoes, but look at the inspiration this one gave you. Cheers. Allan

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  8. I was sure you were going to say it was one of those bug drones!

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  9. I once posted a landscape photo of our lake and the nearby forest. One of my followers discovered a bird on one of the trees I had not seen in my picture. But you, Anneli, accomplished the impossible, catching a tiny mosquito with your camera and seeing it in your rainbow photo. Congratulations!

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  10. Beautiful photo Anneli! I thought for a moment the mosquito was an eagle flying in the distance. Pesky mosquitoes.

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  11. Dear Anneli
    We hate mosquitoes. Nevertheless a great picture of it.
    Happy weekend
    The Fab Four of Cley
    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. Anneli, you built up the suspense for a different kind of surprise. Ouch!!

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  13. Anneli, you are so much fun to read! โค

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  14. Giant mosquito attack! I really liked your poem ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  15. I have to say that mosquitos are not my friends, Anneli. In the rainbow shot, he looks so big. A fun poem, my friend.

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  16. I tend to find mosquitoes go after whoever I’m walking with. I must taste very bad.

    Fun photo and poem, though. Reminds me a bit of looking for raptors in Wales years ago. Scanning the sky, needed to double check if you’re seeing a red kite high above you or an invertebrate much closer!

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  17. You are an amazing poet..great images too.

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