My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations

July 24, 2010

“The Flea and Me”

I felt an odd feel on my leg,
all I saw was a minuscule dreg;
small as a speck …just an ort,
but an ort of the Siphonaptera sort!

I could see him right there,
round back of a hair, as if he had not a care.

How could this be?
It was a FLEA!
Planning, no doubt, to dine upon ME!

With my finger and thumb
I tweezed at this bum,
but he was too small…too quick.
Then suddenly a kick, he was gone in a tic!

He was just right there,
round back of that hair…now where? Oh Where?

Where did he go?
Down on my toe?
On the back of my hand? Or, on my elbow?

Now something quite queer
is tickling my ear;
is it him? Is it that FLEA?
Oh gee! Is he back aboard ME?

I need some relief
From this blood sucking thief! Good grief!

Oh! Hear my plea!
I must be set free!
Have mercy oh lord…it’s the Flea!… or, ME!

Β©Tracy HΒ  7/24/2010


12 responses

  1. Witty and amusing πŸ™‚

    July 24, 2010 at 2:08 am

    • Thank you, Cindy. Glad you came by to read πŸ™‚

      Tracy H

      July 24, 2010 at 3:39 pm

  2. Awesome, great imagery, great METAPHOR, I love how well-constructed it is..with the emphysis on “fly”…LOL..shall I go on? I know a great joke about a certain “fly” …can they fly long distances? Just Saying…. Hugs x

    July 24, 2010 at 11:03 am

    • Thank You, Amanda, for your comments. You must tell me more about the fly one day. I’ll leave you with this:

      A flea and a fly in a flue
      were trapped so what could they do?
      said the flea “let us fly!”
      said the fly “let us flee!”
      So, they flew through a flaw in the flue!

      Just Say’n

      July 24, 2010 at 3:50 pm

      • Little Fly
        On the wall
        Then am I
        A happy fly!!
        Just Say’n too πŸ™‚

        July 24, 2010 at 4:54 pm

  3. Loved it. I can totally relate to it ;-(

    One summer when I was 10, I found a stray cat and brought it home only to find out it was infested with fleas!! Many flea dips and one flea bomb later we cleared out the house.


    July 24, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    • Been there done that! πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading.

      Tracy H

      July 24, 2010 at 3:51 pm

  4. waystationone

    playful post…unless you are the one with fleas…

    July 24, 2010 at 4:28 pm

  5. hahaha.. this was awesome! I hear you, Tracy…
    those little buggers can really be extremely annoying! This poem reminds me of a piece or prose I had blogged, about a mosquito πŸ˜€ Gosh…he was irritating!

    LOVED this poem! (giggling, while still empathizing) πŸ™‚

    July 25, 2010 at 1:29 am

  6. fun one!

    July 25, 2010 at 9:09 am


    5 awards for you,
    Happy Sunday!

    July 25, 2010 at 9:10 am

  8. This is the best of yours I have read! Fabulous words. Wonderful storytelling! Have a great (flea-free) day!

    July 26, 2010 at 2:49 pm

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