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Come into my parlour

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Come into my parlour


 I watched as the little spider hung from a silken thread
Ready to begin construction of its  intricate web
With each weave of silk the web slowly took shape
A web from which insects would  seldom escape

With its  web all completed it  took center stage
And waited for an insect to blindly engage
Then a butterfly came fluttering into view
But  eluded the web as it skillfully flew

Then came a fly who had no such luck
The spider reeled  it  in and with a nip and a tuck
Began its soupy feast...    .yuck
The spider finished  its  meal and went back to wait
For another insect to land on his plate

Into his parlour he invites them all
Insects of all sizes, big and small
If any get  caught in its silky snare
Eaten they will be, right then and there





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  1. Date: 6/24/2013 8:17:00 PM
    Joseph, a worrisome little parlor there, wonderful poem, congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 11:28:00 AM
    Uniquely creative winning work..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 6:59:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 4:44:00 PM
    Joseph nicely don congratulations on your fine win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 4:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win with this true to life in the insect world story. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 2:44:00 PM
    again amazing imagery, created out of the real world.....

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 9:41:00 PM
    very well done, Joseph. sure wish I had an idea for this one!

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 5/30/2013 7:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea.......I am sure you will come up with a good one.....
  1. Date: 5/29/2013 1:21:00 PM
    Very well written! Good luck in the contest friend. AO

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 5/30/2013 7:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you AO
  1. Date: 5/29/2013 2:33:00 AM
    - A nice poem to read Joseph. - A magnificent construction works Spider Web - The spider sits waiting for his meal ..... he is quick ..... jummy ... a delicious fly! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 5/30/2013 7:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Anne,.