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The Garden Spider

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The Garden Spider

Among the flowers of beauty bright,
Upon leaves of green I sight 
Graceful webs of intricate fashion 
Of labor and of passion. 
No architect so proud can craft this shroud; 
Its sticky vines of ensnaring gloom 
Tell little of an impending doom.  
Hidden fangs await the unwary,
The thirsty, the greedy; 
Entangled vivacity thrashes about 
With a dreadful shout. 
The spider’s banquet is short and rich 
As it savors every twitch. 
No prying eye will dare to spy
On death’s descending cry. 
At dusk it drops from a canopy sky 
To taste the spoils from its ravenous eyes.
Death wrangles a martyr, wraps it in twine
Then dangles it from a vine. 
Flowering sprouts enjoy the morn, 
Marveling at the horde of spiders born. 
A cloud of spiders take to flight 
On currents of air lassoed
Just right.

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  1. Date: 12/13/2013 4:29:00 AM

    Hi Jonathan, I can see why you like this, congratulations on your win love xx

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 8:05:00 PM

    Congrats on your win, Jonathan

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 1:59:00 PM

    congrats on your deserving win!

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 12:15:00 PM

    All the poetry submitted was heartfelt. From love throughout life to love in the depths of death with reflections of nature. You are all deserving First Place Winners and I thank you for entering your favorites in my contest.

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 8:00:00 PM

    Good mix of creepy and beauty Jonathan, congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 6:54:00 PM

    I really enjoyed these charming rhymes! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 6:26:00 PM

    Just right! Nice one and congrats. BG

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 4:32:00 PM

    Jonathan congratulations on your fine win. Well deserved. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 12:05:00 PM

    Great creative winning work..Congrats on your awesome win..Sara

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 8:28:00 AM

    Congratulations on an inspired winning poem. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 12:22:00 AM

    Congratulations and thank you for entering my competition, I enjoyed reading all the entries so much. Yours was outstanding. SuZ