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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.