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Neonatal Snake Remedy Rhyme - Anxiety Coach

How To Overcome Snake Phobia

Baby Snake Remedy ~ Rhyme

I have noticed that there is a trend
to be uncomfortable with snakes.
Some will quiver and shake at the very thought of a snake.
Well, I have a notion that I’ll call a "snake fright potion".
My solution is as simple as it can be.
When handling a snake, I have a bit of advice.
Your fear will disappear, if you:
hold a “baby" in your hand.
Its not just a snake ~
it is a neonate!
When you hold a little Red Bellied darling ~
“A baby”, you say and get all soft deep inside.
You will smile and you will coo….that’s just what we do!
Your voice pitch may rise as you talk to this little girl or guy.
We all have a little fear when first holding a newborn.
We hear all the advice to hold up the head, don’t hold too tight.
With a little one, we must be so gentle.
We all love when a baby plays with our fingers
as she or he weaves and winds.
We will say, "what a grip”, as it seems to hold on tight.
A baby will make you all cuddly inside,
they affect us in ways that we just cannot hide.
Your breath will stop and rise.
Does he or she look more like Mommy or Dad ~
Who can it be?
Or, "Just look at those big beautiful eyes"!
Is that a smile I see?
Who’s pretty red belly is that? !
As we give it a pat...

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There will be no counting of fingers or toes,
no longer there as far as we know.
This little one has been on the move from the start,
and every little wiggle can bring forth a giggle
that goes right to the heart.

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A favorite food has to be found.
You’ll need to make your search on the ground.
You may be thinking of looking for bugs.
But, this little one prefers worms, snails and slugs!

You’ll feel like you’ve accomplished a little snake charm.
Being oh so very careful to do it no harm!
Its best not to plan on making a bed.
Think of enjoying and releasing instead.

Snake Skin

Snake Skin

Snake Skin - A Poem To Lessen Anxiety

Before letting go, I’ll give you a clue
Take a picture of him or of her and, best of all, you!
Pictures will bring back memories past.
Smiles that are gone are now sure to last.
You’ll be able to show how brave you have been.
You can now prove that you’ve touched a real snake skin!

Redbelly Snake On  A Rock

Redbelly Snake On A Rock

New Home Plans For A Snake

Now, to plan this little one’s new home.
Better yet, make it close to your own!

Remember this sweet baby hunts food that’s alive.
Soft bodied critters are needed for him or her to survive.

Other accoutrements needed are few.
In fact, a spot in your garden will certainly do.

Think of a place with some sun and some shade.
You will smile in your garden and not be afraid.

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Tiny Snake

Tiny Snake

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Tiny Snake With Red Belly

Tiny Snake With Red Belly

It May Be You Think This Is Nonsense Poetry

Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on January 02, 2017:

Patrica, thank you for the update on Heston Wayne. That sounds like a lot fun going on a survival adventure. I'm so glad he got to go, and thank you for share that good news. - Kudos!

Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on January 02, 2017:

Peggy, I would not want to be around poisonous snakes. Yikes! I know the feel you must have about them. Thankfully, we don't have any that are venomous. - Thanks for visiting.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on December 08, 2016:

Hi I had to come back here again....Sunday afternoon my daughter and her family took Heston Wayne (my little grandson I write about here on HubPages) to an outdoor survival event. If you get a chance you can read about it in the hub the fight continues ....on my pages.

Heston Wayne had his first encounter with snakes and loved it. He is fascinated and totally unafraid of all kinds of creepy crawlies ...frogs and now snakes are so very interesting to him.

Angels are on the way to you this morning. ps

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 06, 2016:

I really know that snakes can be good for the environment in many ways but I would just as soon see them from afar.......not close by in my garden. We have so many poisonous ones here in Texas.

Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on March 17, 2016:

RTalloni, thank you for sharing those facts. Honestly, a snake startles me when they catch my attention by surprise, but that passes fast because they are harmless creature around here. I wouldn't be so loving if they were harmful. - Kudos!

Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on March 07, 2016:

A snake catcher for a cat...that's so funny! I take it your cat didn't harm the snakes but want to play with it? A pet for a pet!

RTalloni on March 07, 2016:

Bravo. :) Garden snakes are great to have around. I've only seen two since living here and I'm afraid that it's because others are afraid of them. I wouldn't like to be surprised by one that I'm not familiar with, but getting educated about them is the answer to that. They help keep rodents like squirrels, chipmunks, etc. that carry fleas and ticks (tiny critters that carry bad boy diseases) at bay. I just wish they would eat those creepy crawlies (begins with sp ends with r) that lurk in every crevice, crack, and corner. ;) (We all have something that creeps us out…)

Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on March 01, 2016:

Au fait, I have to admit my humor is satire on this poetry hub. I know human babies are far above baby snakes. Hey, my daughter just had another baby girl five days ago, and she is a cutie-pie. Make better than a pet snake. - Thank you. - Kudos!

Sandy Mertens from Frozen Tundra on February 17, 2016:

I just had the memory of our cat growing up. He would always try to sneak in a live snake in the house.

C E Clark from North Texas on February 16, 2016:

Definitely a great poem, but I'm not sure holding a baby snake compares to a baby human. I do know a lady and her husband who have boas for pets. I prefer the furry kind, but I'm allergic to all animals so I can't have any pets at all. :( Enjoyed the read!

Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on February 02, 2016:

Kristen, nice to have you visit, thanks for dropping a line.


Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on January 19, 2016:

Well done, Susie! Nice rhyme scheme too.

Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on October 18, 2015:

AudreyHowitt, Phyllis Doyle and Sgt Prepper thank you for coming by. Sorry it took me so long to check the comments and approve them.


Gunny Cracker from Elkhorn, WI on September 26, 2015:

I once read an account of a man who saw a boy fishing and asked "Any bites?". The kid so " No but my worms keep biting me. The man looked at the worms and saw they were baby snakes(rattlers?). The boy's hand was bitten several times so the man scooped the kid up and got him to a hospital. Sadly the boy died anyway.

My favorite movies, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" & "True Grit" used snakes and fear of them. My son in Arkansas just killed a Diamondback in his garage. On Wednesday I met a man who caught an Eastern Massasagua SE Wisconsin. Like Indiana Jones I hate snakes.

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on September 23, 2015:

I am not a snake lover, but that little red-belly is cute. I respect snakes, though, and give them a lot of room - especially the rattlesnakes and the seven foot bull-snake on the little mountain behind my place.

Your poem is very cute, Susie. Shared and would vote up if we had the buttons back.

Audrey Howitt from California on September 23, 2015:

How clever these are! But I still am afraid of them--

Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on August 10, 2015:

Maurice, I totally understand that. I'm glad we do not have Water Moccasins around here.

Thank you for visiting, good to hear from you. - Kudos!

Maurice Glaude from Mobile, AL on August 01, 2015:

We all have somewhat of a fear here in the south because moccasins don't miss.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on June 21, 2015:

You know, I read this before. It is so filled with information and the photos bring me much closer to these tiny, slithery things than I would like to be.

And still I can find no great fondness for them. I can enjoy visiting them when they are caged in...which is sad....but they give me the willies.

Well done...

hoping all is good with you.

Voted up

Angels are on the way to you ps

Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on June 17, 2015:

Lizards are usually pretty cool to handle but some can be aggressive (not that I have come across any that were). I', glad you enjoyed the poems, Susanne Day. - Thank you!

Suzanne Day from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on June 15, 2015:

Yes, I am still a bit scared of snakes, though I've held one and got to learn a bit more about them. But I'm not scare of lizards and I have often let lizards run up my arm while Japanese tourists jump in fright! Great poems and interesting topic - voted interesting!

Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on May 25, 2015:

Mary, I am glad you found the poetry interesting, it was fun.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on May 24, 2015:

Snakes spook me no matter what even if people assure me they are not poisonous. That said, your poem is really interesting.

Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on May 22, 2015:

Sheila, thank you. I am glad to know you enjoyed the poetry.

Kudos my friend.

Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on May 22, 2015:

Marlene, I am sad to say that the lady Hunter assists has been in and out of the hospital this year and may be going into a nursing home soon. Thank you for asking.

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on May 21, 2015:

Very cute poem, but I don't care to touch or hold a snake, not matter how small!

Marlene Bertrand from USA on May 20, 2015:

Yes. I try to be open-minded.

By the way, how is Hunter? I haven't heard from him in a while and thought I'd ask. I hope he is alright. What's he up to these days?

Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on May 20, 2015:

Marlene, you are truly open minded. I never expected to have someone comment that this hub helped to change their perspective of baby snakes. Wow! - I truly hope this does help you over come some fears.

God bless!

Marlene Bertrand from USA on May 19, 2015:

I normally don't even like to look at snakes. But, holding a baby snake might help me get over my fear of bigger snakes. The babies still kind of look like worms... I scream like a little girl when I see worms, too. You have made me realize that I just need to change my perspective. After all, who could resist holding a baby? I'll let you know...

Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on May 06, 2015:

Patrica, I am glad you appreciate a "cleverly composed" hub. I just ran with how it was flowing at the time and it worked.

Thank you angel! - Kudos!

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on May 06, 2015:

Cleverly composed....but alas I am no fan of these slithery creatures. Scared does not begin to cover how I feel.

Angels are on the way to you this evening ps

Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on May 03, 2015:

Genna, maybe it is all about perspectives after all. Could it be?

Thank you m'dear. - Kudos!

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on May 03, 2015:

Susie, I am deathly afraid of snakes. But your fun article helped. I can’t say that I’m phobia free, but I now look at them with a new perspective.

Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on May 01, 2015:

Flourish, sound just like me when it comes to vipers. I will promise you that I will stay clear of the venomous ones. Have a nice weekend, and thanks for visiting.

Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on May 01, 2015:

Aw Shyron, I won't be able to get you to babysit any neonatal serpents at all. And, here I was counting on you. haha!

Have a blessed weekend sweet angel.

Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on May 01, 2015:

Thank you for coming by to read some poetry, lollyj.

Good to see you comment. - Kudos!

Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on May 01, 2015:

Thank you so much, Alicia. I appreciate your comment about the hub being creative and unique. Sweet of you!

I'm happy to hear you have no fear of non-poisonous snakes too. There is nothing to fear there. - Cheers!

Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on May 01, 2015:

Writer Fox, if we had Cottonmouth snakes here, I would be shooting them, too. Or, I would be afraid of getting bit by them. Along with that, I am glad that we do not have poisonous snakes because I do not enjoy killing creatures.

Glad you enjoyed the poetry. - Kudos!

FlourishAnyway from USA on May 01, 2015:

Just be sure you get a hold of the right kind of snake baby! I ran across a baby copperhead on a walking path. Mighty cute to watch but he sure was snapping at the air! Very cute poems and I'd love to try the exercise with the right kind of little nonvenomous snake. I'm terrified of them.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on May 01, 2015:

I knew you were kidding around about snake phobia. My mom wrote a poem about snakes, that is somewhat similar to this wonderful work.

I love your humor and your wit, but their are no snakes of any kind that I would babysit.

Laurel Johnson from Washington KS on May 01, 2015:

Doubt if I'll be searching out or holding any baby snakes, but I loved this unique hub and your poem.

Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on April 30, 2015:

Well, I am glad to know that my creativity has given you joy, Deb.

I love that! You made my day brighter m'dear.

Thank you for stopping by for some nonsense.

Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on April 30, 2015:

Paula, I about busted a gut when I read your comments.

So, there are some things you feel very strongly about?

Ah, my anxiety coaching must be a bunch of nonsense!

Thank you m'dear. - Kudos!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on April 30, 2015:

This is a creative and unique hub! I don't have a problem with touching harmless snakes myself, but I enjoyed your efforts to help those who do very much.

Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on April 30, 2015:

Peggy, I know that snakes can be a big problem down in Texas. I guess that's a good reason for snake festivals. I hear they taste pretty good BBQed. -- Thank you my friend.

Writer Fox from the wadi near the little river on April 30, 2015:

Total cuteness! I never had a fear of snakes until I became an adult. Shooting a six-foot Cottonmouth changed my opinion of snakes quickly! If a snake is poisonous, which Cottonmouths are, baby snakes can inject more venom than a mature snake.

Enjoyed your poem

DebMartin on April 30, 2015:

Once again, your creativity brings me joy. But oh my girl, not the snake. I'd never harm one, especially a baby. But I'd be okay if one never crossed my path for the rest of my life.

Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on April 30, 2015:

Shyron, I am kidding around with those who have a snake phobia, yes. We do not have snakes that bite or that are poisonous around here so I have no fear of them. I am sure that would be different if I lived in the south where some snakes are nasty-deadly reptiles.

I am grateful that we only have nice snakes here. hahaha

Thank you. - Kudos!

Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on April 30, 2015:

ChitrangadaSharan, I had so much fun with the nonsense poetry and was giggling when I published it. I am glad you think this is a unique hub. It brought out the silly side of me. - Kudos!

Suzie from Carson City on April 30, 2015:

Well...I enjoyed your creative poem. However, I went with "Susie are you kidding me?" No way no how......there is NOTHING, no one nor any magic, therapy nor amount of money that could free me from my morbid fear of snakes......OH and big hairy ugly spiders, heights, large bodies of water, reptillian creatures of any kind, speed, guns, flying, & various other things.........Other than that, I'm PERFECTLY normal!! LOL

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 30, 2015:

I wouldn't even purposely hold a worm much-less a snake. I got a kick out of that little girl's voice. That would be me! Ha! I know that most snakes are really good to have around, but I would just as soon they visit other people's yards and gardens. I prefer seeing our Anole lizards and Mediterranean geckos in our yard.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on April 30, 2015:

Susie! Are you kidding me?

Every snake is deadly if not poisonous.

Even if they squeeze me lovingly

And even their babies you cannot trust

Especially when they sink their fangs in us.

I did love the poem. Voted up, FABI and shared.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 30, 2015:

Interesting hub and so unique!

I would like to believe that this will cure me of my snake fear, but I am not sure. I had an encounter with snake in my childhood days and I am still scared thinking about it.

But this is a nice hub, Thanks!

Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on April 29, 2015:

Donna, babies tend to bring out the sweetness in us all.

Thank you for reading the poem and commenting.

DonnaDM on April 29, 2015:

I'm definitely not a snake person, but when holding a baby anything, it's hard not to coo.

Susie Lehto (author) from Minnesota on April 29, 2015:

Rakim, I am glad that you have overcome the fear of snakes.

That makes me happy that I was able to coach you through.

Thank you! ;)

Rakim Cheeks on April 29, 2015:

This was a great poem. It helped me a lot of overcoming my fear of snakes. Great job. You're the best!