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Poem Details | by John Trusty
Categories: funny, lost love, nature

Head(S) Or Tail(S)

summers’ last prayer

you’re about to lose your head…

while getting some tail

*For the Praying Mantis Haiku Contest

Poem Details | by John Beharry
Categories: baby, bird, butterfly, cat, death, flying, insect, mother, nature, sad, sorrow,

Haiku 5 - Mournful Cries, Way of Nature, Flight Into Eternity

mournful cries fill the air
mother bird calling for its baby
eaten by the cat

mantis catches butterfly
I am sad: yet, that is 
the way of nature

loud feathered thud
- flight into eternity
deceptive glass pane

Poem Details | by Virginia Mitchell
Categories: funny

Praying Mantis Haikus, Contest

Premenstrual syndrome
Gain discombobulation
Guys wisely worry

Poem Details | by Iolanda Scripca
Categories: nature

Prayer of a Mantis

A leaf with big eyes
Prays God to protect creatures
From MAN with big shoes

Poem Details | by Robert L. Hinshaw
Categories: funny

Pious Mantis Prays

pious mantis prays

          nefarious plot afoot

                    to devour her mate

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
© All Rights Reserved

Placed No. 5 in Carolyn Devonshire's "Praying Mantis Haikus" Contest - July 2010

Poem Details | by M. L. Kiser
Categories: imagery, insect, nature,


Green walking sticks are invaders in my garden… spy rings of mantis.

Poem Details | by M. L. Kiser
Categories: insect, poems, poetry,

The Big Bug

A praying mantis; Geometric visitor; Intelligent bug.

Poem Details | by Molly Cooper
Categories: life, nature,

I Pray

Solace and Such Stance
Souls of Lovers Never Thrive....
But What a Sweet Treat

For the Praying Mantis Contest

Poem Details | by Joe Flach
Categories: nature


A praying mantis
female decapitates mate…
I’d be praying, too

Poem Details | by James Fraser
Categories: animals, natureprayer,

Mantodea In Prayer Like Grasp

In it's prayer like grasp Incredible mandables The praying mantis http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/nature4.php

Poem Details | by Abe Lopez
Categories: nature

The Mantis

I prey all day
A villain in true disguise
I am the mantis

Poem Details | by John Freeman
Categories: nature

Mantis Menu

Praying Mantis myth,
a Carnivorous insect,
sustenance his prey.

Contest: Praying Mantis
In Honor of: Carolyn Devonshire
Placed #2

Poem Details | by Su Ben
Categories: city, imagery, sunset,

Chicago, 3

Haiku 17

      a lurid sunset
      Cloud Gate distorted image
      mantis prays for prey

Poem Details | by Larry Belt
Categories: funny

Absent Minded Mantis

I can't remember
Where did I leave my car keys?
Please don't drink and drive

For Carolyn's Contest

Poem Details | by Joyce Johnson
Categories: nature

Deadly Pretender

Preying not praying
Carnivore posing as plant
Death without warning

Entered in Carolyn Devonshire's " Praying Mantis" contest 5th place

Poem Details | by Ralph Taylor
Categories: nature

Praying Mantis?

Despite how it looks
I ain't really praying...
I'm looking for bugs

Praying Mantis contest

Poem Details | by Franklin Price
Categories: nature,

The Praying Mantis

The Praying Mantis
By Franklin Price

The praying mantis
Clasps forward legs in prayer
Thankful to exist

Poem Details | by Raul Moreno
Categories: life, nature

Praying Mantis

The praying mantis,
Preys on alter of petals;
For the grace of life.

Poem Details | by Ernesto P. Santiago
Categories: nature, peace, seasons,

A Praying Mantis

a praying mantis
on a bloom where silence lies
a moment of peace

Poem Details | by Tirzah Conway
Categories: animals

Mantis Religiosa!

Beautiful Mantis,

     Sitting on your leaf so proud,

          Praying for insects!

~For the Praying Mantis Haiku Contest~

Poem Details | by Romeo Naces
Categories: animals


praying seems it is,
       preying on moths without a miss,
                quick, lethal mantis!

cold, coiled artistry,
        ornately hued predator,
                 boa constrictor!

Poem Details | by James Edward Lee Sr.
Categories: insect, introspection,

Army Ants Festive Meal-

ants on the cracks of the sidewalks carrying that of dead carcass soul of fallen praying mantis through spider web trap ant gathers eating the fallen remains of the dead emerald pest eaten by the ants
8/12/22 Written words by James Edward Lee Sr 2022

Poem Details | by Edward Ibeh
Categories: death, imagery, insect,

Death Trap

a playing mantis
entangled in the meshes
of a spider's web

Datoe written and posted: 05/24/2018

Poem Details | by Romeo Naces
Categories: animals, life, people,

Pray Or Prey

praying, seems it is..

       preying on moths without miss..

quick, lethal mantis!

Poem Details | by M. L. Kiser
Categories: insect, nature, poems, poetry,


backhoe digging in the road mantis concrete dust in flight- fog cricket on a window sill frog backhoe engine stops hunger quenched

Poem Details | by Edward Ibeh
Categories: day, insect, nature,

The Praying Mantis

daily ritual

pleading for a sunny day

    the praying mantis

one haiku Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Rick Parise 
Date written and submitted: 09/04/2019

Poem Details | by M. L. Kiser
Categories: funny, humor, insect, nature,


Going down the stairs, Hand grasps the banister rail; Hiding mantis bites!

Poem Details | by Peter W Iversen
Categories: nature,


the mantis stands still
and waits for the right moment
no useless motion

Poem Details | by Warren Doll
Categories: butterfly,


garden day lilies
perch for yellow butterflies
hungry mantis meal