I Just Hatched
Author: Capricorn


I've just slithered out of my egg-shell,
I'm feeling weak and not so well.
Who are you? Why do you stare?
Go away! - you're starting to scare.

Hssssss! can you hear this noise?
Hey listen it is my angry voice.
You won't come near - you wouldn't dare!
I can rattle my tail at you to scare.

I'm afraid of you so please be kind
or I'll stretch my body as I unwind
and if you reach out, I will strike!
I might even use my teeth to bite.

Oooooh! - that is such a warm hand,
perhaps you are kind and will understand.
I'll flick my tongue your scent to obtain,
then I'll recognise that smell again

Where am I now? - I'll look around.
What's in this dish that I have found?
I'm in a warm box with somewhere to hide,
a drink of water, everything supplied.

Mmmmmm! - now I'll curl up for a rest
My first day here has been quite a test!
With beady eyes I'll watch if I like,
but if you lift up that lid - I might strike!

------- Author's Notes -------

I breed lizards and snakes which inspired this poem.


Comments on this poem/writing:

lasohnda harris ( -- Friday, February 28 2003, 04:30 pm


I was going to ask you was you talking about a snake until I read the bottom
lasohnda harris ( -- Friday, February 28 2003, 04:32 pm


I like the poem you have reach into the feelings of a snake and lizard how sweeeeeeeeet
capricorn ( -- Friday, February 28 2003, 10:30 pm


Thankyou. I'm glad I have shown that even snakes have feelings, as they are more scared of us than we are of them
barb ( -- Saturday, March 1 2003, 05:13 am


It's a good description of snakes and Lizards. I still don't like them but to each his own.Hhaaaa good writing cap.
Martin Vann ( -- Tuesday, March 4 2003, 01:12 am

The serpent started it all, did he not? apples leaves and so on?

No negatives will you hear from me, you raise them and you breed them, Gee Ga-Wople,Wow, what a lady you must be.

I am so happy, to get a closer look at you, beyond striking distance of course!

Cap, you are a human-a-tarin-et? I respect your work but, still I must say, Baby Crying, reaped the pants off of me! ( Go read that one folks. )

Love it, like, want some more of it!

I truly owe you a special thanks, I'm tired of love gone south and cancer discoverd in the mouth poems.

We all need your flighty sole and thoughts. By the way, where do you sleep at night when lizards crawl and snakes go Hissssssssssssssssss? Gee, I'm getting Z willieess!

Capricorn ( -- Tuesday, March 4 2003, 11:14 pm

Hssssss!! Martin

This all started with my sons pets, as he got bored with them I took them on and aquired more...just leopard gecko lizards and cornsnakes....quite docile creatures really. None poisonous or too large to cope with.As my kids have left home, my reptiles are my babies now!!
Don't worry, they're all shut in and snakes locked up!
As for my other `Baby' when I will feel inspired to write one like that again I do not know.... perhaps never!!
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