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The Still Spider

A spider on a web I once observed.
I thought about how patient that she seemed
just sitting there so still and unperturbed.
That spider was a clever one, I deemed.

And then a tiny insect came along.
I knew some action I was soon to see!
The little bug did not look very strong.
Once caught inside the web, how could he flee?

I watched with growing interest as the bug
stopped moving. Surely he was stuck, I thought!
That spider only had to give a tug
to get the tasty morsel she had caught.

A slower death the bug would have instead.
It seems the spider sitting there was dead!

For PD's Anything Goes #25!!

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich

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  1. Date: 4/30/2014 12:45:00 AM
    Congratulations on this more than superbly-deserved win! I really LIKES this poem.

  1. Date: 4/28/2014 4:17:00 PM
    congrads on your win. this one intreiged me. and yes i would watch nature do it's dirty work with fasination as well.

  1. Date: 4/27/2014 10:59:00 PM
    Congratulations on the fine win with this lovely write, andrea

  1. Date: 4/27/2014 4:05:00 PM
    Congrats on your win with this clever spider tale...

  1. Date: 4/27/2014 3:14:00 PM
    Love this Andrea...especially the twist at the end:) How tragic! // congrats on win..... paul

  1. Date: 4/27/2014 2:29:00 PM
    Hi Andrea, nice win,,,, I have a fun blog for all my winning poems. Stop by and enjoy IF YOU LIKE. Just in case you don't know which blog belongs to this particular contest. Here's the link, Drop by and leave a smile. Hugs ~LINDA~

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 5:48:00 PM
    LOL, love the surprise ending. What a great poem.

  1. Date: 6/26/2013 11:00:00 AM
    A nice piece on the spider. love phyl

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 5:51:00 PM
    Lovely piece Andrea,I like it.

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 1:11:00 AM
    My eyes are always open to observe the movement amongst nature's smallest creatures, and you have captured this particular drama very well. Best of luck in the contest, Andrea! David

  1. Date: 6/9/2013 9:43:00 AM
    Well if only the spider would have realised this would have happened..' And how bugged it have been..' Well how bugged it was.. I mean eventually I think its a good fun write Andrea..'

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 10:55:00 AM
    Nice picture of a nature drama. It occurs to me many times to observe these dramas. Your poem is very realistic.

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 5:38:00 PM
    It's 'A Bugs Life', or not, it seems in this write. Spiders, (shudders), mice no prob, rats no prob, spiders (shudders) unless they really really tiny ones lol. Great write, excellent punchline. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 9:53:00 AM
    Killed in its own web, eh? What a cruel fate. Poor bug though. Love, daver

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 5:27:00 PM
    SO clever! I am never ever disappointed by your sonnets, Andrea. You inspire me so much!

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 12:27:00 PM
    An amazing poem about spider in a sonnet form my dear friend Andrea. A very delightful one to read this evening. Good luck and wish you all the best in the contest. Thank you so much for sharing and for taking time to read my latest poem. The form is ellip. It's a poem I'd promised before to Gigno. I hope I did it right. Well, hope you're doing well my dear friend esp. in school. Me, super busy 'cuz we've new head. So, pls. forgive me for coming late to read your poem. Thanks a lot! love, LG

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 10:46:00 AM
    a well written poem dear Andrea.. poor spider..hope its not dead yet... :) Good luck in the contest..Good day..

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich
    Date: 6/3/2013 4:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hahaha. maybe I should rescue it. He is imaginary so I can always imagine a rescue!!
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 9:28:00 AM
    Like fears inside a pensive sort. We wait for death to cut us short. The spider died alone and waiting. The bug's fate, a bit more degrading.

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 8:12:00 AM
    Now that was Different... and good. I really liked it... Did you save the bug?

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich
    Date: 6/3/2013 4:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    you think I should?
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 6:44:00 AM
    Ha...I guess that's one way to be very very still and patient...Be Dead! Did you rescue the bug? Here's a fun fact...I worked as an exterminator for three years once...I hated it!