The Spider

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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.


◄ George Best - football legend



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M.C. Newberry

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!

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John Coopey

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!

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M.C. Newberry

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!

<Deleted User> (9554)

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.

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Lynn Dye

Sat 8th Oct 2011 19:51

I like this, good one!

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