Threadbare though his home may be,
The spider doesn't mind;
He takes to tea the passing flea
And others of his kind.
The spider can be found online,
A host beyond compare;
He's always having guests to dine,
His larder's seldom bare.
He likes to welcome company by
To watch his skill at weaving;
But when they think it's time to fly,
They find it awkward leaving.
He spins his yarn for those that missed
Detecting each distraction;
Alas for them, he can't resist
Their edible attraction.
Fri 14th Oct 2011 12:55
To J.C. from M.C. - I don't mind using my fizzog on chuckle-cheek verse...but leave it out for the more serious stuff. I wouldn't
want to upset the mood - or the reader!
Fri 14th Oct 2011 12:11
Enjoyed very much.
Incidentally, further to your comment on the word "fizzog", if that's yours at the top of the page I'd take it back. It's been well used!
Sat 8th Oct 2011 22:02
Thank you Lynn and Thomas for taking the trouble to comment so kindly. I always enjoy
a bit of fun in verse and what better to find
anywhere than the excuse for a chuckle? As a
newcomer to the site (but not WriteOutLoud) I'm
delighted to note kindred spirits in evidence.
The more serious stuff may follow!
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Sat 8th Oct 2011 21:03
Thanks for your comment on 'Murphy's War,' M.C.
I'm about to put it on audio. I think you should do as well with'The Spider': Very subtle and amusing. we need more of this.
I was also a fan Of Milligan. I read a Xmas Card
of his once, the greeting was:
"Christmas may come and Christmas may go,
There's nothing to stop it as far as I Know.
We could learn a lot from Spike. - Cheers mate.
Sat 8th Oct 2011 19:51
I like this, good one!
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