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The Spider and the Wasp ~ Good Will

Updated on June 2, 2013

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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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    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thanks, BeyondMax! This was a fun project.

    • BeyondMax profile image


      6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

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

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

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

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      7 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Hey that was great!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      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...

    • epigramman profile image


      7 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 ....

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      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!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

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

    • saddlerider1 profile image


      7 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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      Erica Sanchez 

      7 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.


    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      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!

    • Pixel-Alchemist profile image


      7 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

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

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

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      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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      Movie Master 

      7 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:-)

    • Randy Behavior profile image

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

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

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

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

    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 

      7 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.

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

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

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      Jaye Denman 

      7 years ago from Deep South, USA

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

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      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!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

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

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

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

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      Steph Harris 

      7 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 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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      7 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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