The Spider and the Wasp ~ Good Will


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The Spider and The Wasp

Said the spider to the wasp,

"Please, come and dine with me.

I'm starved for conversation

and could use some company.

"I've not been hospitable,

I know I have been slight...

Please accept my apologies

and share with me a bite!

Dinner will be served at six,

So, why not come at five...

I shall have the table set

and drinks when you arrive."

"Thank you, kindly. I shall come

and wear my very best...

Your invitation's most polite

and I am quite impressed."

Now, in the past, the spider and

the wasp were never friends.

Each of them were predators

who nurtured no amends.

The offer was enticing and

to belly, did appeal...

the wasp, with trusting spirit

and delight would share a meal.

But all was not as it appeared,

as she spun her silken thread.

The spider wove a complex web to trap

the wasp within her bed.

The wasp would be her special guest

and honored he should feel...

A grand surprise awaited, though,

for he would be the meal!

And so, quite prompt, the wasp arrived,

was caught yet unaware,

flew into her viscid web

that entrapped him in her snare.

The more the poor wasp struggled

the more entangled he became,

until it was apparent,

the spider's cruel and crafty game.

And, thus, she dined quite happily,

as she ate and had her fill

upon the naive wasp who thought

her invitation was good will.


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tumblintumblweed 5 years ago

LOLOLOL.....what an awesome tale!! This just kept me laughing from start to finish and still laughing! You really nailed this one! I have to push all the buttons on this one, my friend! Voted up on the photography too!!!

Kudos to you!

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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Aha, The poor Wasp. You made the dialogue between the Spider and Wasp believable. HAHAHA Your pictures captured the Wasp's demise perfectly.


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Steph Harris 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Wonderful, always hated wasps, nasty spiteful little insects, and I could never kill a spider, so I thoroughly enjoyed your rather macabre tale of a scheming spider and naive wasp.

Very well written poem. Voted up, useful, for the smile it gave me, awesome and funny. Well done.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, weed! I am pleased you liked it! You are most appreciated! Hugs!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Ruby, thank you! this was a great opportunity to practice digital macro shots and creative writing!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Steph, Thank you! Nature can be macabre sometimes, for sure, and I am happy to bring a smile! Your visit and comment made me smile!

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JayeWisdom 5 years ago from Deep South, USA

Delightful poem, tnderhrt....Enjoyed it very much.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

JayeWisdom, thank you, very much. I am tickled!

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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

If a spider asks you to dine

And serves you canapes and wine,

Pay attention to what you feel

The spider wants you for her meal.

Enjoyed this verse with a moral, tnderhrt. Rated up.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

drbj, I so love your commenting verses! Thank you!

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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

Wow, you actually made me feel sorry for the wasp. I hate wasps.

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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi tnderhrt23, BRILLIANT! loved it and the photos are amazing, voting up and pushing as many buttons as I can find:-)

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Randy, I am not so fond of them myself, nor spiders for that fact. I so appreciate your visit and comment!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Movie Master, your comment made me very happy! Thank you!

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Pixel-Alchemist 5 years ago from Waitakere Auckland : New Zealand

another fantastic prose, and I love the Macro shots you got of the wasp. Your getting rather better all the time with your photography

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Ahhh, Simon! I just want you to know, when I am out there snapping away, you sit upon my shoulder and I hear your whispers of encouragement! It is such great fun! And coming from you, I take your encouragement and great comments to heart! Thank you, My Friend!

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

Tnder, Once again I promise you that one day you will be among the best poets. I know it and I can feel it in my heart. My best wishes in these times that we have discussed.


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

Beware the spider, especially the Black Widow she spins her silken web with deceit and has no patience for wasps as she eats him with delight. I loved the pics, very well done. Bravo with applause.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

bella, thank you so much, Hon. Your praises mean so much!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

saddlerider, thank you! It was great fun to spin this little hub...writing tales to fit photos is a great challenge! And most rewarding with comments like yours and bellas!

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epigramman 5 years ago your story here Miss M - but nothing comes close to our story does it? Just checking in with my favorite High Priestness of Poetry and sending my warm wishes and good energy your way to you and your family.

lake erie time, yes , but I always will make valuable time for you, my friend , and it's 11:11pm ....

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Ahhh, my dear Epi, to ours, none compare! A delight to hear from you, this day! And I return your warm wishes and good energy, ten fold! You always appear in the times of need, my friend. How do you do that? Today was one of those times! Thank you, Kind Sir, from my deepest heart! With much love...

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Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

Hey that was great!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you very much, Jackie! It was a fun write!

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

LOL that's an awesome poem, I remember it! Such expressive pictures and exceptional tale!

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tnderhrt23 4 years ago Author

Thanks, BeyondMax! This was a fun project.

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