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A Tale of Survival

A naive grasshopper spun in the death web of a starving wolf spider, Providing hours of facination and wonder to the curious child He too must learn survival of the fittest the laws and rules his own kind has created "For my own good indeed" he mutters under his breath The spider has his fill wraps the remaining morsel for another day The child sighs and rolls over in the tall swale and with artistic fingers draws outltlines of the billowing clouds above. "This is me being free" he boldly declares to the universe. The spider retreats to his cave sated and satisfied provision somehow made it to his doorstep just in time. The child rises and crosses the field to where the monster with the heavy hand is waiting to greet him and the cold shiver begins. "Who will rescue me today", he silently wonders, but today survival of the fittest he will learn well, and like the spider he will retreat to that special cave he has created where the vicious blows are never felt. And the child lives another day.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 12/21/2012 5:06:00 PM
This is a very engaging poem, it demanded my attention with every line! Very well done my friend, I love it :)
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Date: 11/25/2012 7:21:00 PM
Carl, wow..children can express so much,,, survival to all... oi,, to the spider... always~ LINDA
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Carl Fraser
Date: 11/26/2012 8:53:00 AM
Thanks for lookin at this one Linda, this one is personal, the child was me, your comment always welcomed, blessings Carl
Date: 11/24/2012 4:58:00 PM
love the images and the comparison of the spider to the child...you spun a beautiful poem! Well done!
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Carl Fraser
Date: 11/24/2012 6:16:00 PM
Thank you Sandra, i used to stare at the spiders for hours sometimes. Thank you for commenting, Carl
Date: 11/24/2012 4:29:00 PM
Carl, your poem is very deep and profound, well done, Constance
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Carl Fraser
Date: 11/24/2012 6:12:00 PM
Thanks Constance for taking time to read, very much appreciated, Carl
Date: 11/24/2012 3:16:00 PM
wonderful write Carl
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Carl Fraser
Date: 11/24/2012 6:09:00 PM
Thank you for reading Richard. I truly appreciate it, Carl
Date: 11/24/2012 9:38:00 AM
Thought provoking write Carl! I like the illustration of the spider and how you've used it to spin a tale of survival for the child. Very well written!
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Carl Fraser
Date: 11/24/2012 11:01:00 AM
Thanks Vicky, your comments are greatly appreciated, blessings Carl
Date: 11/24/2012 8:54:00 AM
this is really interesting to read. It makes me feel like I'm in a future where nobody is safe, like that depicted by the tv shows walking dead or Revolution. Do you follow those two shows? they are amazing. Like your poem!
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Carl Fraser
Date: 11/24/2012 9:09:00 AM
Thank you Andrea for reading and commenting, and to answer your question, no i really watch very little tv, i just dont seem to have the time. Blessings, Carl
Date: 11/24/2012 8:22:00 AM
Very passionately written, my friend! An excellent write... cheers, Jack
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Carl Fraser
Date: 11/24/2012 6:19:00 PM
Thanks so much Jack, your comments are highly respected,Carl