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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
8-27-12




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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
    MY HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN MY DEAR FRIEND, GWENDOLEN! hugs:) Leonora

  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
    HEY HEY HEY WAY WAY WAY TO GO GWENDOLEN .. SUPER AWESOME TEXT TALK WIN LUV ..

  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 while...now this one is extraordinary.. love the text exchanges and clever treatment of the theme.. you are a wonder!..:) huggs!

    Rix Avatar Gwendolen Rix
    Date: 9/3/2012 5:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Professor Nette. I enjoy challenges like these..it 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.

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