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Spiders of all kinds

Updated on June 2, 2013

My Spider Man

My Spider Man

Can’t shoot web out of his palms

Or

Crawl up the sides of buildings

My Spider Man

Does not wear skin-fitting outfits

Or

Wear fancy masks

Yet

There’s something very special ‘bout

My Spider Man

Because

Of all the things he can do

Like fall a tree that touches the sky

Or

Dig a well that’s gone dry

Fix a car

Grow a flower

Yes

My Spider Man

Has all kinds of power

Full of strength and the greatest resolve

A specialist by trade

A man that can do it all

Fix a meal

Wash a dish

My Spider Man

Is not a

Comic book character

A crusading hero

A caricature or a cartoon

He’s a man that can shoot a gun

Or

Catch fish with rod and reel

My Spider Man

Means so much to me

The way he asks for my opinion

Or patiently answers the question

I have asked a million times

My Spider Man

Is not perfect

For no man can be

But the one thing

I can count on

When it comes to him

Is

His knowledge of the natural world

For his roots grow deep

Beneath his feet

My Spider Man

Knows the difference

Between

A forest and its trees

But

My Spider Man

Is not the guy

You see on TV

He is the one

That takes care of me

Except

When a real spider crawls by

For there’s one thing he can’t stand

Spiders and Spiders and Spiders

No matter what kind

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    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      4 years ago from North Carolina

      JoyLevine,

      Thank you for reading and for leaving such nice compliments. While I am not obsessed with arachnids, I am not afraid of them. Smiles. Thanks so much.

      Blessings,

      Kim

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      JoyLevine 

      4 years ago from 3rd Rock from the Sun

      This is adorable. Had to read it when I saw the title... I happen to be an antitypical female in that I am OBSESSED with arachnids, lol. I find them fascinating.

      This is a wonderful poem, very creative. Voted up, interesting, beautiful, and funny.

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks J Houck! JCP will like it that you said that.

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      J Houck 

      5 years ago

      Well spun! A grand tribute to a swell fella.

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      So glad I made you laugh. So many of my poems are dark, it was nice to come up with something light-hearted.

      Best Always,

      Kim

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      Shannon Henry 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Oh, hahaha! Thanks for the chuckle. That was so clever! I didn't expect the ending. And the rest of the poem is just so sweet. Just great.

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Wayne,

      So you've met my Spiderman? Kidding aside, I have never heard him actually scream--

      ; )Kim

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Very cute. I know some very tough men that will scream like a girl at the sight of the tiniest critters.

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      truthfornow,

      Thanks for stopping by and for your comments. Much Appreciated.

      Best Always,

      Kim

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      truthfornow 

      5 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Very creative and not what I expected at all.

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Denise,

      Thank You! I will check out the hub. Sounds like you can relate to my guy. Smiles.

      Best Always,

      Kim

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      Denise Handlon 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      I loved this one, Kim! What a great tribute to your special guy. I once wrote a hub about overcoming my aracnaphobia. UP/A

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Lurana,

      Snakes and bugs don't bother me; it's rodents that make me jump up in a chair. SMiles.

      Gypsy Rose Lee,

      I am not sure I am familiar with the song, but I will certainly be checking it out.

      Best Always,

      Kim

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Made me think of the song Spiders and Snakes.

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      Lurana Brown 

      5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Well, he sounds wonderful indeed. I think there is something instinctive in humans to be afraid of snakes and bugs...I don't know how some people seem to override it!

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Lurana,

      Thank you for checking this one out.

      I had fun with this one because of the inspiration behind it. I have someone who is very special to me, and he can fix just about anything, but he is super afraid of spiders. Smiles.

      Best Always,

      Kim

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      Lurana Brown 

      5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      This is cute and creative! I like the concept, that a hero doesn't have to have superpowers. ~Lurana

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