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I’ve never  befriend her.
Spider! She can never be my friend.
I can’t afford her disdainful sights
In the day and in the night.

Spider! She can never be my friend.
I can’t afford her anything.
The walk of her webs on my face,
When going out should I relate?
Her dirty fingers around my rooms
Upon my wall, ceilings,
And every nooks and crannies of my home.

She can’t be my child.
If she happens to be, I will disown her 
On the day she is born.
She can’t be a member of my family.
If she happens to be, she won’t last long.
She can’t be my in law
If she is chanced to be, I will despise her.

Ugh Spider! I can’t just withstand her
Presence in my vicinity.

I have never befriend her
And never will I.
I have never befriend her fellow arachnids
And never will I (too).  

#May be some one will tell me reasons why I should like her#
Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.

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  1. Date: 6/29/2013 10:26:00 PM
    Abdulhafeez, congratulations on your win, I don't mind them outside, anywhere but on me, lol, enjoyed reading this poem.

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 1:50:00 PM
    Spiders do agood job of eating insects which get caught in their web thereby helping control insects such as mosquitoes, flies, and gnats..I can't stand those webs to touch me or the thought of a poisonous spider to be anywhere near me..Great winning work that you have penned..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 5:01:00 PM
    I like her because she helps me with my garden. And I love her webs. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 12:46:00 AM
    Congratulations, AO! ... David

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 12:32:00 AM
    Congratulations and thank you for entering my competition, I enjoyed reading all the entries so much. A different and truthful slant. SuZ

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 8:46:00 AM
    Challenging the true colors of a facade. Fantastic!