Category Archives: Ladybug


What is a rose
By any other name?
Who cares?
Who knows?
It is not the same!

For what is a ladybug
By any other name?
But maybe a boy bug
Who does not go insane!

For how would you feel if your was Ann
But every day they called you the “Macho Macho Man”?
Or what if your name just happened to be Earl
But every day they called you the prettiest of girls?

Now think how I feel
When my name is Doug
But everyone insists
On calling me a ladybug!

For instead of talking about my pretty red wings
Or how you think my black dots are the cute spots of spring
Or even how I inspire you to buy ladybug earrings
Maybe once you could talk about the manliest of things!

How about mentioning my six black arms?
Which smother bad bugs who cause good plants lots of harm?
Or what about my superhero combat skills?
How I fly around a garden saving plants from aphid ills!

So forever more know there is more to a ladybug
Than just how a ladybug might be a lady bug
For some ladybugs are extremely manly bugs!
And next time you see one, ask him if his name is Doug!

For yes, there are ladybugs who are extremely pretty
But there are some like me who are very tough and gritty
So instead of going about just calling us ladybugs
Be considerate and ask first if we are Mister Ladybugs!

For my name is Doug
And I hope you remember this:

I am not just a ladybug
I am a manly ladybug!