Animal poems - Butterfly Fang
Fang the man-eating butterfly
A story of grief, and great terror in the sky.
Is the story of Fang, the man eating butterfly.
First he ate my sister, and that was okay.
My sister had a habit, of arguing all day.
But then he ate mum and that made me mad,
He at a hill-billy, a police-man, and a weird dude called Brad.
I approached Fang, with caution and fear,
I would have stayed home, had I drank one less beer.
His huge bright wings were frightening shades of black and of red,
His butterfly legs looked like talons and he had horns on his head.
I yelled at him: “Hey Fang, why are you so dang mean,
Everyone is scared of you, and your table manners are obscene.
Fang, you ate people we care about, and that made us grieve,
Why did you eat those 5 people, in 5 man-sized meals.”
Fang suddenly cried and said: “I’m so sorry about that
I guess I over-reacted when they implied I was fat,
All I wanted in life, was for people to love me,
But when I eat too much food, they all called me chubby”.
I started to giggle under my breath, just a little at first,
When I noticed the height of Fang’s body, was less than his girth.
I do not know the moral of this butterfly tragedy.
The next person Fang ate, was poor tipsy me.
-- by Andrew Noske
- Animal poems - Butterfly - turns out I wrote a non-silly poem about this animal too!