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The Nervous Spider

A daddy long leg crawls into a cabaret

Often tripping on his tongue not knowing what to say 

He was a line dancer and she was an extraordinary spinner

Saw her pic on the world wide web and knew she was a winner

His legs trembled  as he thought of  what to do next

Nervously, he pulled out his Iphone and sent her a quirky text

(Daddy long leg):  U Lk g8! Nvr sn yr 8 legs here b4!

(Recluse Ruth): IL2 spin wu all noc on the danc flr!  

(Daddy long leg):OMW! U Lk g8 n yr blk drs & slk stkngs

(Recluse Ruth): Jst dnc! Kp yr fly trppd or i’ll strt wlkn!!

*Translation for the technologically challenged*

(Daddy long leg):  You look great! Never seen your eight legs here before!
(Recluse Ruse):  I’d love to spin with you all night on the dance floor!
(Daddy long leg): Oh my word! You look great in your black dress and silk stockings!
(Recluse Ruth):  Just dance! Keep your fly shut or I’ll start walking!

Written for David William’s Contest-Text Talk

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  1. Date: 11/22/2012 7:46:00 AM

    gret write.i enjy it.

  1. Date: 10/14/2012 10:10:00 AM

    Reading my favorite poets today, this includes you. Laughing bunches at this one!

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 9:30:00 PM


  1. Date: 10/10/2012 7:41:00 PM

    congrats on your win Gwen.....

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 4:21:00 PM

    so original and one of my very favorites. Love it and congrats.

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 12:47:00 PM

    ...the technologically challenged? : ) So funny!! Congratulations on your win, Gwendolen! Ruben.

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 12:29:00 PM

    :) too good. Congrats on a great win Gwen in Text talk contest!

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 10:47:00 AM

    LOL, so glad to see this was a winner - congrats, my friend : )

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 9:26:00 AM

    RIX,, Congratulations, in David's awesome "text talking" contest... always~pd

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 9:19:00 AM


  1. Date: 10/10/2012 6:51:00 AM

    so nice...enjoyed reading..I keep on smiling :) congratulations friend Gwendolen on your win!!

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 6:17:00 AM

    Always the jokester! Great little fairy tale!Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 5:27:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in David's "TEXT TALK" contest Gwen. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 7:54:00 AM

    that is hysterical Gwen. So creative, so fun. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 9/28/2012 2:46:00 PM

    lovely spider tale spun on a digital web...enjoyed...hugs

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 12:20:00 PM

    Gwendolyn, laughing throughout, love the text talk portion. Great imagery and idea!

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 1:02:00 AM

    just seeing this one again. I expect it to be at the top of the list!!!

  1. Date: 9/3/2012 2:16:00 PM

    hi, gwenie, been a this one is extraordinary.. love the text exchanges and clever treatment of the theme.. you are a wonder!..:) huggs!

    R. Avatar G. R. Date: 9/3/2012 5:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Professor Nette. I enjoy challenges like brings out the creative surges in me! Still digesting that wonder you won in that contest earlier....
  1. Date: 9/3/2012 10:22:00 AM

    Gwendolen, enjoyed your wit in this one.. I am sure David will love it too ;) love Wilma

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 11:48:00 PM

    you have got a very creative write here Gwendelona!Best wishes to you.

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 8:50:00 AM

    Gwennie, this makes me weak laughing at the last line. I got it all without your interpretatioon and the text is hilarious. What an imagination you have! Love, Lizzie

    wesley Avatar elizabeth wesley Date: 8/30/2012 8:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Fantastic entry for the contest - You go girl!
  1. Date: 8/29/2012 9:19:00 AM

    Yep Karen! U won the grand prize! In fact, daddy long legs are not really spiders at all, they are categorized as insects with their 6 legs. The next time you have the opportunity to play with a daddy long leg, pick him up and count his legs. He is harmless and my poem's secret will be confirmed. If u noticed tho, I never mentioned that he had 6 legs, only Recluse Ruth! hahaha--u r a sharp cookie!

    R. Avatar G. R. Date: 8/30/2012 10:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey...I apologize for the name typo...operating on little sleep...and for the record, LYN is a GREAT NAME!!! :) :)
  1. Date: 8/28/2012 12:59:00 PM

    Hahahahahaha... :o)~

  1. Date: 8/28/2012 11:53:00 AM

    LOL, a texting spider! Love it : )

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 6:05:00 PM

    oh WOW< now YOU ACED this contest. BEST one because it's clever and UNIQUE. If I were texting savvy, maybe I could have been more clever. hahaha. Luv, andrea

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 6:04:00 PM

    G, i l dis. hvnt cn 1 frm u iaw. hrud? luv! J (Gwen, I love this. Haven't seen one from you in a while. How are you doing? love)

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 3:50:00 PM

    This is so cute, Gwen! A pleasure to read. Best wishes in the contest! Love, kim

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 3:49:00 PM

    I wonder if spiders use all eight legs when they text. LOL . LovD D poem thx

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 1:56:00 PM

    You write such text messages in real life? I am had not understood anything ..... Would have thought I had got a text message basis of the planet Jupiter. I know that young has its special text language even here in Norway. I am to "old" to understand. And, I'm too "young" to learn it ..... lol ... Good luck in the contest. - Oxox love from Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 1:21:00 PM

    ~~A fabulous write on Texting ~~Mandy will sure like it~~