Spider fear

"I am an insect and I live in the grass,

Terrified of being eaten at every blade that I pass.

I look out for spiders,nasty,evil and scary,

With numerous eyes,sharp fangs and feet that are hairy.

Pursued by a spider once I'm lucky to be still alive.

He was distracted by a fly,thankfully I did survive."


Spiders inspire fear like few animals will.

Lurking in webs lying ready to kill.

Spiders inspire fear like no animals do,

To live and thrive flush them down the loo.

But when you do this stop and think,

They are also capable of climbing up the plug hole  into your sink.


A lady I know confesses to sleeping with a vacuum cleaner by her bed,

As fears of spiders in her house festered in her head.

Tabloids love to spread tales which are a web of lies,

They benefit us in lots of ways like killing swarms of  flies.

As I am writing this I must have a laugh,

I've just seen a spider swimming in my bath.


The planet wouldn't be the same if it wasn't for the spider.

A long carpet of insects covering it would get wider and wider.

A spider in your bedroom is not interested in nibbling your toes,

As into our homes food searching  and multiplying he confidently goes.

In Cambodia and Venezuela eight legged meals  on the menu appear,

No phobias out there ,they devour their fear !





◄ A shock for Jock

An electric shock ►


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Taylor Crowshaw

Fri 31st Aug 2018 18:34

Hugh I am now looking in every nook and cranny..although I do not mind spiders hate flies. Another cracker..😂😂

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Fri 31st Aug 2018 18:29

Wonderfully entertaining!😊Jane

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 31st Aug 2018 12:10

The topic is bound to attract diverse opinions and it helps
to have a sense of humour! The range of size alone
makes the spider a fascinating subject, from tiny house
spider to the enormous plate-sized variety found in hotter
climates, they deserve our consideration - and a healthy
respect when venomous! I think it is their tendency to
lurk in dark places and their speed of movement which
promotes an atavistic response in us - probably with good reason when facing the unpleasant often fatal results from
an encounter with certain species before medical science
produce antidotes. I recall the evidence of aggression
of one particular species - the dangerous Brazilian
Wandering Spider, which has been known to run towards
a broom-wielding human - and UP the broom handle!
Oo-er!! We are blessed in this temperate zone - except
for the careless traveller who might bring back unauthorised arachnids in luggage...as can happen on
occasion. I have perfected the glass tumbler and postcard
method of safely depositing an unwanted visitor outside!

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Brian Maryon

Fri 31st Aug 2018 10:47

Eight legs good, six legs bad

With apologies to George Orwell.

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Fri 31st Aug 2018 10:28

I hate spiders!!! xxx

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