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Spiders In My Hair!

Updated on July 18, 2012

This poem is a true story, about my awful reality over the past three days...

The spiders in my hair were not nearly as big or scary as this one!
The spiders in my hair were not nearly as big or scary as this one! | Source


Yes!

You read the title right

A horror tale

Of my plight,

For spiders haunt me

Day and night

Since three days ago

When I had my fright...


Cleaning a house

That had been long left

Alone

For spiders to build their webs...

Their homes.

Millions there were

That's no exageration

I suppose you could call it

An infestation!


I walked into a web unseen

Full of baby spiders see,

I know I have them in my hair,

A job to finish

I try not to care!


So all day I struggle

Brush my hair

Hope they've gone

Never fear

They're only babies

After all

To me

No harm

Can befall...


That night I bathe

And wash my hair,

I even laugh

About my fear!

It's over now

I can relax,

Have a beer...


Then in the night

I wake

Afraid

Cold sweats

Shivers

Have betrayed

My sleep

For I can feel

Spiders running

All over me!

Then I realise

It's just a dream...


So yesterday

I got to tell

My friends the tale,

They know me well,

I shared the fear

And let them shudder

All the while

My hearts a flutter!



So here I am

I sit today

In front of laptop

My job

Wordplay!

I suddenly feel

Something

On my head

A crawling thing?

Surely I've misread

The situation here

Not again!

Tha'ts not fair...

I brush my hand

Over my hair...


The spider

Falls down on my knee

All fat and black

It cannot see

The horror I feel

As I cry out

WHY ME!

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    • Scarface1300 profile image

      Scarface1300 3 years ago

      Bravo! great little poem.

      A home with spiders is a clean home, they say

      Cus the spiders will make all the fly's go away.

      Would you rather have things like a rat or a mouse.

      Running their course through the beams of your house.

      I know what I'd prefer, haha.

      best wishes..... Chris

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Rattle snakes too!!! I wouldn't usually use this term, but OMG! I am spoilt with knowing our most dangerous snake is the adder, which really isn't that scary, and hides from people mostly! Stay safe now... all the best!

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      You are very lucky! We do have some poisonous spider species - black widows and brown recluses. I'm very allergic. Fortunately have only encountered one brown recluse - and got antihistimine to it quickly. But it was scary. I haven't encountered a scorpion or tick in years - or a rattlesnake. whoo hoo!

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Hi Nellieanna, thankfully, no, I didn't get bitten... also we are lucky in the UK not to have poisonous spiders to worry about all that much. Your experiences, on the other hand, sound horrific! Ticks and scorpions... especially the scorpions... *shudder*... Thank you very much for your visit, all the best, Jen

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Ohmygosh! It's so real I can almost feel the creepy-crawly things on me now. Did you get bitten?

      I still have a bump where a midget tick got me on the neck during a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky with a group of science students back in the 1960s. These things on the park grounds got a hold of lots of us and were so microscopic, they were nearly invisible to the naked eye. We discovered them on the bus back home and everyone was helping everyone else with them. I pulled this one off my neck (which is not advised to do to ticks) and it surely did leave its stinger in there!

      The other comparable experience was when my husband went over to the water well and pump at the ranch and found the concrete pad over the well covered with newborn scorpions - hundreds of them! Fortunately none of them bit him, because the smaller a poisonous insect or snake, the more concentrated and painfully horrid is its venom!

      But I've plunged my foot into a slipper and my leg into a pajama leg on separate occasions & was bitten by grown scorpions lurking there! Ugh.

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      *giggles* :-D Coffee, I once had this strange day where I was trying to catch chickens.. (don't ask! lol) It is not one of my skills I can tell you! I didn't manage to get even one, I just ran around chasing them making strange "clucking" noises to try to tempt them to me.... Probably scared the life out of them!

      Why did the chicken cross the road? Because Jen was chasing the damn thing! lol

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hahaha! Why did the chicken cross the road? Because coffee was scared of it, lol!

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      coffeegginmyrice, hehehe.... thanks! That got rid of the pesky little critter! :-) As for chickens on trains, well they should just stick to crossing roads in my opinion! LOL, thanks for the lovely comments, all the best, Jen

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Ohoho, my daughter would die on this if she read this. She freaks out to every little spider she finds at home. She is the only one who could spot them because of her being observant of spiders in her surroundings. Just like how I jump and in tear if I hear a tweeting sound even on a subway car for fear that there is a chicken or bird on the train...only to find out that it is that crazy cellphone ringtone! LOL!

      Funny, how something like this spider story would shudder others. They're scared of creepy critters. :) There is humour in your poem and it's nicely done. Itsy bitsy spider...leave Jen alone! I just pinned this spider!

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Denise, thank you for your comment and the vote, and no, luckily (for me) I was just helping someone who wanted to rent out this cottage and didn't have time to clean it themselves... I never plan to darken it's doorstep again! lol Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      CassyLu1981, thanks! Spider's aren't my favourite things either! :-) Jen

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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      I can sympathize with you. It's not fun having the creepy crawlers crawling on you! We have spiders about that size in the home I live in now. I've written a hub about my experience as well. Lucky you for your sense of humor about it all. I hope the 'infested' home was not one you plan to live in??? Rated up.

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      CassyLu1981 5 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

      OH yuck!!! I am quite sure I would have freaked out! LOL I can do bugs and snakes and anything else, but not spiders. good read :) Thanks! Voted up and shared!

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Oh Jade0215... I can't imagine what that's like having huge spiders like that just crawling around... although I'm not a huge fan, all our spiders in England are pretty harmless really! Thanks for reading and commenting, Jen

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      Jade0215 5 years ago

      Haha, very funny but gross at the same time. I'm scared to death of spiders. I use to live in a house out in the country with tarantulas and all kinds of huge spiders that I've never seen before crawling all over the ground. Don't even want to know what was crawling around me at night while I was sleeping!

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you soldiermuzzle, you are quite right! :-)

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      soldiersmuzzle 5 years ago from UK

      loved it, at least you can laugh about it now. And nothing helps more than writing it down. Really good poem thanks.

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Josh, brilliant, I'm happy to make you laugh, I needed a laugh too when I wrote this, it was either that or cry... and that wouldn't do at all now would it! :-)

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Debbie, thank you, someone else feeling what I feel... lol my work here is done :-D Jen

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Jen,

      Awesome poem, and hilarious too, even though it was at your expense. Thanks for sharing and giving me a laugh.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Oh My what a great poem.. I can feel the spiders crawling on me now.. love it.. sharing

      Debbie

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you lindalou1963, if we can't laugh about these things life would be rubbish... :-)

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      Linda 5 years ago from Texas

      I'm sorry you have to deal with these creepy critters, but this is a great poem, very funny!!! Thanks for posting!

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