University of Tennessee at Martin

Teacher:Lauren Binkley

Our Poetry Place

Poetry Project for LIBS 450-Spring 2008


by Brod Bagert


They came like dewdrops overnight

Eating every plant in sight,

Those nasty worms with legs that crawl

So creepy up the garden wall,

Green prickly fuzz to hurt and sting

Each unsuspecting living thing.

How I hate them!   

Oh, you know

I’d love to squish them with my toe.

But then I see past their disguise,

Someday they’ll all be butterflies.