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THE TARANTULA BUILT A WEB

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THE TARANTULA BUILT A WEB

The tarantula built  
a web in the upper-left corner of my patio;
she weaved it perfectly as Antonio
rose on his wobbling feet to reach it.


That boy didn't know that 
spiders get vicious and suddenly bite 
when someone tries to grab them for spite,
and Antonio tried to pull it down with a tiny twig...
no, it didn't work, so he tried again with a long stick;
oh, once a garden spider got stuck into his mom's wig! 


" Antonio, put it down,
before it crawls onto your skin! "
The spider will bite you on the cheek
and you'll be doing the Tarantula Dance! "
I yelled by taking the stick away from him with extreme force.
" No, I like that spider...that's the one I want to keep! "
He rebelled with a grin, transforming himself into a beast.
" OK, you can keep it, but remember spiders creep! "
I warned him and told him to wear a mask and just peak.  


The tarantula built a web where rain or storms
never soaked it, and scorching sun rays
never melted it...how laborious she was in summer's long days!
We watched it going to and fro searching for food for her little one
as we took daily videos and had fun watching them!
After all, I realized that a spider is not dangerous...if left alone;
and Antonio kept his distance by warning other boys
that trying to catch a tarantula is a very dangerous game!

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  1. Date: 6/24/2013 8:20:00 PM
    Andrew, enjoyed the humorous tone of this boyhood tale, congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 11:34:00 AM
    Uniquely creative winning work..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 7:01:00 PM
    OK OK my fav. YUP it is 7 & fav! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 4:47:00 PM
    Andrew congratulations on your fine poem. I enjoyed your tale of a poem. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 4:19:00 PM
    I'm glad Antonio learned before he was bitten. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce