Parasite Poem

 A parasite,
mosquito cartoon
Gave me a bite,
Used my blood as food,
I wasn’t happy,
Got real snappy,
Stopped that little dude…
A parasite,
Gave me a bite,
Used me as its host,
Bit my skin,
And sucked right in,
Like eating buttered toast…
bread cartoon
A parasite,
Gave me a bite,
I chose to bite it back,
Mosquito’s sweet?
I never knew…
It made a tasty 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.

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