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I am a small mosquito
And my task is not the best…
To be a nuisance all my life
And be a perfect pest.

It isn’t really all my fault
When deep within the night
You wake to find I had a snack
And left a nasty bite.

I need the stuff that’s in your blood
I have none of my own…
That’s just the way that I was made
And so the seed was sown.

I am the perfect predator
No tiger bite can beat
The stealth attack that gets to feed
Yet leaves you on your feet.

I’m made by Mother Nature,
Working to her own design…
So when you try to squash me flat,
Recall…the fault’s not mine.

I can’t turn vegetarian,
That’s not the way I’m made,
A mozzie needs her sustenance,
The Piper must be paid.

We may surpass our natures,
But we can’t be what we’re not…
The rules of our existence
Are the only ones we’ve got.

So judge me not too harshly,
When you hear that whining buzz…
I am just obeying Nature
Doing what a mozzie does.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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52 Responses to Mozzie

  1. Ritu says:

    They’re nothing here… not like the Kenya or India ones!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. willowdot21 says:

    I love this poem Sue, and those Mozzies love me!!


  3. quiall says:

    hahaha Loved it!


  4. Miriam says:

    Love it! Your poem mind you, not the actual subject. πŸ™‚


  5. besonian says:

    You do that sort of stuff so well, Sue. It’s so easy flowing and on the face of it, deceptively simple. But in fact, you have to have a real instinctive feel for the flow and cadence of words to do it as well as that. Great.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. davidprosser says:

    Well done Sue.i’m glad it wasn’t one of those from Africa or India.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx


  7. Jean Reiland says:

    Reblogged this on 307.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Perfect predator is right! A poem as cute as a bug


  9. rohini99 says:

    Reblogged this on FictionPals and commented:
    My kind of fun poem! Reminds me of my πŸ¦‘ squid!


  10. rohini99 says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed it!


  11. A most amusing poem, Sue.


  12. A wonderful tribute to a monster biter. πŸ˜‰


  13. I’ve plenty of blood, Mr Mozzie, and I’d be happy to spare you a drop – but do you have to leave a horrendous itching lump in return? It’s like me going into the supermarket and paying for my food with a slap in the face! πŸ˜‰


  14. Eliza Waters says:

    πŸ™‚ That’s one take I don’t usually consider! πŸ™‚


  15. Mary Smith says:

    Love the poem but not the mozzies – and definitely not the midges which were out in force here tonight.


  16. Widdershins says:

    SPLAT! … that’s my nature too. To be fair though, I do give them all a verbal warning as I head outside. πŸ™‚


  17. Ha, ha. This was great, Sue. I still have little sympathy, though. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne


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