All In A Shoe


All In a Shoe

I am an old woman
who lives in a shoe.
How many younguns?
I have not a clue...

I laid my eggs
deep in the dark toe...
then hunted and gathered
to let them eggs grow.

Please contemplate this,
if you would take the time...
step into my shoes,
I dare you to climb!

I have eight legs...
with eight dainty feet...
so donning my slippers
is no simple feat!

and tying my laces
in secure little knots...
is a chore that I dread
that can make me see spots!

Now, before I could get
to the door of this shoe,
an onslaught of babies
came barreling through!

There were more bodies
than I could yet count...
each with eight legs,
a quite staggering amount.

And each tiny voice,
in a cry to endear...
screamed "Mama, where are you?"
"Mama, come here!"

There were more babies
than I could have dreamed
and you got to know that
made this Mama scream!

Can you imagine
my utter surprise
when the number of laces
I, then, realize?

Yes, all those feet
have aged me quite well,
and I am an old woman
who can't take the smell!

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

This was super cute No_Clue, I found it very entertaining with the rhyme and concept!!

smiles :)


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Thank you, bella! a fun little peek into the shoes of a spider!

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Sunnie Day 5 years ago

LOL this was super cute No-clue..hum children s poetry maybe your calling too..loved it!


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Thanks, Sunnie, I so appreciate your visits and great feedback!

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tumblintumblweed 5 years ago

Great look into Mama spider's life! Very entertaining, No_Clue...always know I can expect it from you!

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

thanks, tumblweed! Wonder what my deal is with spiders these days???

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Stinky, smelly spider shoes?

Who knew?

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Ahhh, WillStarr! yes, who knew! It is funny how this mind works...the entire time I was composing this I had flashbacks of my boys' smelly rooms and smelly socks, little critters that they were! LOL Thanks for your visit, as always!

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HattieMattieMae 5 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

Very cute, and good!

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Again, thanks, Hattie!

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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

Brilliant No-Clue, so cute and very funny voted up

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

thebluestar, thanks!

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miss_jkim 5 years ago

You and your spider stories! I will be checking my shoes carefully from now on.

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

miss_jkim, I am not sure what that's about, this preoccupation with spiders other than it makes decent fodder for silly stories like this! But ALWAYS check your shoes!!! Thanks!

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Ho ho ho the sweetest thing =) You just look at that picture o_0 Dare to count those little shoes =)

No_Clue 4 years ago

Max, can you imagine the SMELL??? lol!

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