My senses are excellent-
And my stance unique-
A keen sense to find you…
Making you weak.
My eyes are large-
My legs are long-
My spikes make for a firm grip…
You can’t be strong.
My head swivels-
Which is special too.
Other insects can’t do that…
Including you.
I appear to pray
And move super slow-
But I am faster than you think…
You’ll have nowhere to go.
Do not threaten me-
For I have something more special yet-
I have an evil-smelling liquid…
That will block you I bet.
I am a mother of sacrifice
And your father my meal-
After crafting my egg sac…
My own fate is sealed.
I am an amazing creature
Who is full of practice-
Simply a masterpiece…
Is the praying mantis.