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The Still Spider

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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 Suzanne Delaney's Poetry Contest: Along Came a Spider

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  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!

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 4:02:00 AM

    Andrea this IA a beaut with a neat twist to it I like. Rick

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 2:57:00 AM

    I'd have thought that a lady as compassionate and as skilled in the art of the sonneteer as you, Andrea, might have defied nature and not left your bug to a slow and lonely death. But I really liked the sonnet.-Red

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 6/3/2013 4:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You don't know what I did to the ants and bees I found in my back yard as a kid. I was a little devil,let's just say that. I'm not that bad today.
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 12:57:00 AM

    Excellent. Well penned. Enjoyed reading it. Tfs

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 12:27:00 AM

    You have spun it nicely. Taken the reader to an unexpected, unpredictable end. very nice. This is sure to WIN.lots of Hugs/manel

  1. Date: 6/2/2013 9:01:00 PM

    Well lucky bug or not????? Great one Andrea....

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 6/2/2013 9:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    NOT. He is fallen and he can't get up!!!
  1. Date: 6/2/2013 6:58:00 PM

    Andrea a nice twist to the ending of your spun tale. Suzanne will me very pleased with your entry. Warm Smile, Connie

  1. Date: 6/2/2013 6:23:00 PM

    Seems you prove to be more adept at your skill than the spider was at hers... Nice sonnet... I enjoy all your material... Love ya lots.... Jake

  1. Date: 6/2/2013 5:11:00 PM

    interesting turn of plot... marvelous, dear andie!... and congrats on your recent win over at debbie's... :) hugggs

  1. Date: 6/2/2013 3:42:00 PM

    Well you should have freed that bug..Enjoyed reading a sticky web tale..Good luck in the contest..Reads like winning material to me..Thanks for your visit to my morning inspiration...Sara

  1. Date: 6/2/2013 1:27:00 PM

    Ha! This was certainly a surprise. Well done Andrea.

  1. Date: 6/2/2013 9:13:00 AM

    nicely penned Andrea....I like the ending...

  1. Date: 6/2/2013 9:12:00 AM

    Nice twist! Dead none the less. It could be a description of one facet of the human condition. Nice work... Jack

  1. Date: 6/2/2013 7:50:00 AM

    A nicely woven piece. (Pun intended) This was probably a good relief when you realized why it wasn't moving.

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 6:22:00 PM

    Who would think a sonnet could be written for a spider? You are the one who can pull it off so beautifully!!

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 5:11:00 PM

    Very acute observation, actually happens. Lovely done my sweet friend. Good luck in the contest. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 5:09:00 PM

    I like the twist clever poem well written Shadow

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