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A Ladybug's Wisdom

Lora has been a featured writer in poetry publications. She is currently working on a collection of poems that feature ladybugs.

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My Anthology of Ladybug Poems

I hope that you enjoy my series of ladybug poems. These are poems for children and adults that pay tribute to the humble little ladybug as she teaches us to be true to ourselves, to be kind to others, live in harmony with nature, and find contentment in life’s simple joys.

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The Ladybug Poem

Although you are known

the world around;

you're firmly anchored

with feet on the ground.


A noble bug

is how they refer to you,

yet you don't pretend to be anything more

than a ladybug through and through.


A most colorful character

well regarded in folklore,

whilest other with loftier aspiration

may never receive such admiration-

indeed, could you ask for more?


No, you don't put on airs

as you climb a flower so fair,

nor for the opinion of others

do you even care.


You don't stop to think about

those that are bigger, faster,

or mightier than you;


You just continue to climb up that wall

and many marvel and say

"she is so small..."

but the little ladybug pays no mind-

she just does it anyway.


A humble little creature of this earth

so satisfied with his turf,

a divine inspiration

"to thine own self be true,"

oh little bug,

how we could all learn from you!


-Lora Hollings

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Lydia the Ladybug

There once was

a little ladybug

who had a heart of pure gold...

for those who would behold,

she radiated a kind of glow.


She'd do kind deeds

like planting flower seeds

where'er she would reside,

spreading beauty far and wide

in the countryside...


As if meant

from Heaven to be sent,

to spread love

was her single intent.


One day a spider

who lived in a wood,

and heard about the little bug's

nature to do such good...


Weaved a pair of wings

from the finest lace

to match this ladybug's grace...


And for all to see as a sign

for whom it was meant,

that a life of compassion

is most noble spent.


-Lora Hollings

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Happy to Be Me- A Ladybug

I'm a ladybug,

nothing more

but I'm happy to be me,

so free– with so much beauty to see.


I'm red with black spot,

not purple

or pink with polka dot–

found in field,

forest or flower pot.


On blade of grass,

limb of tree

or stem of flower,

you may even see me…

on the Eiffel Tower!


Hill or dell,

by stream

in a wood serene,

I've been to so many places…

it's hard to tell.


I'm very little

but please do not belittle,

just content to be a creature of this earth–

isn't that a measure of worth?


-Lora Hollings

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The Ladybug's Day

The ladybug wakes to the dawn,

stretching wide as she yawns.

With wings,

she rides a current of air

to her lovely garden,

landing on flower so fair.

Paying a visit to her friends,

she delights in a cup of tea

with homemade scones

and warm hospitality.

Then she bids them farewell

as she returns to the place

where she dwells,

and reads from her

favorite book of poems.

How content is she

with life's simple joys!

Filled with a sense of

the magic of life

and the beauty of the Earth

of which she is part,

the ladybug says a prayer

from deep within her heart...

before she retires for the night.


-Lora Hollings

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Ladybug, Oh Where Are You?

Ladybug, ladybug,
red with black spot are you,
climbing up that rose
you are in view.

Ladybug, ladybug,
oh where are you now?
The sun is down,
I don't see you around;

Tucked away
inside a rose,
do you lay
sleeping sound?

Down a country lane
or on my window pane,
do not let me look in vain...
oh ladybug, ladybug
please come back again.

- Lora Hollings

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© 2020 Lora Hollings

Comments

Alyssa from Ohio on September 18, 2020:

Yay! Another beautiful collection of Ladybug poems. :) I loved them all, but the second one was my favorite. Lydia is an inspiring little ladybug. Well done, Lora!

Prithviraj Shirole from India on September 16, 2020:

Amazing poems on Ladybug. The messages are so inspiring. Pictures are beautiful. Enjoyed reading them. Thanks for sharing.

bhattuc on September 10, 2020:

Well composed Lora. Keep up the series alive. I remember in our chilhood we used to keep them on palm and they used to climb one of the fingers and then fly away. So cute and adorable.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 07, 2020:

Your ladybug is truly an inspiration! You show great skill in having her teach us about the virtues of life. Great job!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 05, 2020:

I adore your collection of ladybug poems.

You definitely have a knack for writing these & I love your drawings.

Have a great day.

Devika Primic on September 05, 2020:

Beautiful ladybugs deserve your thoughtful poetry. I like the illustrations

Lora Hollings (author) on September 05, 2020:

Chitrangada, thanks much for your thoughtful and generous comment. I'm delighted that you enjoyed this collection of poems with their accompanying illustrations. You made my day a much brighter one with your lovely comment. Take care and have a beautiful weekend!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 04, 2020:

Beautiful collection of poems, about these wonderful little creatures.

Loved the messages and your cute illustrations.

How important it is to escape our thoughts into such a beautiful world, when there is anxiety all around. Thanks for taking us there.

Thanks for sharing another wonderful creation of yours.

Lora Hollings (author) on September 04, 2020:

Chrish, I'm so glad that you found these poems to be enlightening and I appreciate your generous comment. Have a lovely weekend and God bless you!

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on September 03, 2020:

I'm grateful for everything I have. Couldn't ask for more. It's just that it is so not simple to shout that beneath uncertainties. But at least it's there!

Thanks for these beautiful/educational poems:-)

God bless.

Lora Hollings (author) on September 03, 2020:

Vandna, thanks much for reading my poems and I appreciate your lovely comment. Have a pleasant day, my friend.

Lora Hollings (author) on September 03, 2020:

Thanks much for stopping by John! So nice to hear from you. I'm certainly complimented by your suggestion. I have a couple more poems to publish here and then I think I will start looking into a publishing platform. I appreciate your comment. Looks like Fall has finally arrived as we're getting into some cooler temps here, and I couldn't be happier about that. Cheers!

Lora Hollings (author) on September 03, 2020:

Pamela, it's always so nice to hear from you! I think I should one day open up a business called "Everything Ladybug." I think it would be loads of fun to pick out merchandise that would all feature this popular little bug. For Halloween this year, I'm definitely going as a ladybug! What else?! Thanks for reading and I really appreciate your comment. Take care, my friend!

Lora Hollings (author) on September 03, 2020:

Thanks emge for stopping by and leaving a comment. I'm glad that they made you think. I certainly take that as a compliment. Have a fine day!

Lora Hollings (author) on September 03, 2020:

Mary, it's always nice to hear from you and I really appreciate your lovely comment. When I was growing up, it was always a special moment when I saw a ladybug on my mother's roses or in the garden. Now, it is rare that I see them. In fact, I haven't seen one for the last decade and I'm sad about it. It could be because I live in a hotter and dryer climate now but I also think it's climate change which might also be causing a change in their numbers. This was the inspiration for the last poem, "Ladybug, Oh Where Are You?"

Lora Hollings (author) on September 03, 2020:

Ankita, thanks much for reading my poems and I appreciate your kind words. It's nice to meet you. I'm happy that you enjoyed my work. Have a great Thursday!

Lora Hollings (author) on September 03, 2020:

You are so right Bill about the ladybug. I've never heard anyone say anything negative about ladybugs. Everybody likes ladybugs. When you think about, that really is quite amazing! Very perceptive, Bill. I'm glad that you enjoyed my poems. Thanks for the comment and have a great day!

thoughtsprocess from Navsari (India) on September 02, 2020:

Beautiful poems Lora. I loved all of them.

Lora Hollings (author) on September 02, 2020:

Flourish, it's always good to hear from you. Thanks for dropping in and I'm complimented by your suggestion. Have a wonderful Thursday!

Lora Hollings (author) on September 02, 2020:

It's so nice to hear from you Louise! I appreciate your comment. It is interesting that they are called ladybirds in England and ladybugs here. But they are looked upon favorably in both countries and to my knowledge, most countries. I'm so glad you enjoyed the poems. Have a great day!

Lora Hollings (author) on September 02, 2020:

Rosina, I'm very happy that you loved the messages in these poems and their illustrations. It really is nice to escape to a world inhabited by ladybug characters who live in such harmony with the earth and who are thought to bring good luck into our lives. Wishing you well! Thanks much for you gracious comment.

Lora Hollings (author) on September 02, 2020:

It's always good to hear from you Lorna! I appreciate your lovely thoughts about these ladybug poems and I'm truly complimented that you liked them so much. Best wishes, my friend.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on September 02, 2020:

Lora, you should put your ladybug poems into a book and publish it. Children, especially little girls would love them. Your drawings are so innocent and adorable. Well done. Thank you for sharing.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 02, 2020:

Lora, Your lady bug poems are adorable. I like ladybugs also as they are so cute, but I do not have an adorable poem collection like you have.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on September 02, 2020:

Nice collection of verses that made me think. Thank you

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on September 02, 2020:

I love reading these poems. You transported me to the time when ladybugs filled me with wonder. As I watched them go yonder.

Ankita B on September 02, 2020:

Beautiful poems Lora. I loved all of them and the illustrations too.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 02, 2020:

I was thinking, while I was reading your thoroughly enjoyable poems, that the ladybug may well be the only bug in the insect world that nobody complains about. I don't think I've ever heard someone say something negative about ladybugs. Isn't that amazing, when you think about it? Such a well-deserved reputation!

You brought a smile to my face this morning, Lora, and for that I thank you. Be well!

FlourishAnyway from USA on September 02, 2020:

A sweet little collection of ladybug poetry that should appeal to kids and adults alike. You should consider collecting these in an illustrated book.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on September 02, 2020:

Ladybugs, or ladybirds as we call them here in England, are so cute. I love watching them. I love the poems too.

Rosina S Khan on September 02, 2020:

What an awesome collection of Ladybug poems, Lora! Full of illustrations- they add beauty to the collection. There's a lot to take away from these poems. I even liked the wise quote by J. Patrick Lewis. Thank you so much for the upbeat contribution.

Lorna Lamon on September 02, 2020:

A wonderful collection of timeless poems Lora, each one to be treasured. There is much we can learn from this humble little critter and your poems are a delight to read.

I particularly enjoyed 'Lydia the Ladybug' as she displays all the attributes I most admire - kindness, compassion and love. Your wonderful drawings are perfect for the pieces. I enjoyed this walk with ladybug's, thank you for sharing.