Parasite Poem

 A parasite,
mosquito
Gave me a bite,
Used my blood as food,
I wasn’t happy,
Got real snappy,
Stopped that little dude…
A parasite,
tick
Gave me a bite,
Used me as its host,
Bit my skin,
And sucked right in,
Like eating buttered toast…
toast with butter
A parasite,
Gave me a bite,
I went to bite it back,
Mosquito’s sweet?
I never knew,
Until I ate one for a snack…

What is a Parasite?

Parasites are organisms that live in or on host organisms.
Parasites are harmful to the host organism.

Common external human parasites include mosquitoes, leeches, ticks, and bed bugs.

Parasites can also be internal. In humans, internal parasites include Giardia, roundworm, and tapeworms.