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Web Design - A Spidery Tale (Poetry)

Updated on October 12, 2012

Where do you think you're going?

Said the spider to the fly,

The web he'd built so intricate,

He hoped that passers by

Would stop and look and wonder

Just how clever he must be,

An engineer of genius proportions they would see!

The fly, he buzzed and hovered,

Then replied with quick retort,

Why spider sir, I'm in a rush,

I'll keep my answer short!

My friends and I are meeting

By a glass of orangeade!

There'll be chocolate cake and donuts too

We're planning a parade!

The spider, he was hungry now,

Surveyed the fly with ease.

He spun some silk between his legs

Oh fly... You're such a tease!

I met your friends,

They came past here,

Not very long ago.

They changed their plans

and came inside,

Come look and I will show

You what I mean

And as he spoke the spider spun his tale of silk, a web so strong,

And hypnotized the fly looked on, with eyes so wide, the visions glide

Before them.

The visions of a party scene

With flies all over cherry cream and marmelade

And jam.

How can this be within your web?

Now push those thoughts out from your head,

Believe your eyes

So wide

And hypnotized.

The fly flew in

And felt the deadly grip of silk

Encase his wings and body.

The spider worked

Cocooning him, his final home a coffin

Made of silk so fine and strong,

The spider finished before to long

And carried him to where the others hung...

And left him there to feast upon


The spider, hunter, engineer,

Whose web should surely strike some fear

Into the hearts and minds of flies,

But when they look they're hypnotised...

So Mother Nature's had her way,

The gruesome ending does betray

The beauty that she has inside

That keeps us all hypnotized.

All about spiders...


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    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you Annie, I'm glad you enjoyed it! Also thanks for the share! Take care, Jen

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      Annie Fenn 

      6 years ago from Australia

      Your beautifully spun tale hypnotised me, Jen, but then I am a sucker for a good web design!!! Lovely enticing poetry and an awesome web image, thank you for a great read. My votes and best wishes and sharing.

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you CloudExplorer, this is a new form of writing for me too, but I'm really enjoying it! I'll check out your hub series that you mention... it's very good to meet you here too! Jen

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      What a way to create a powerful poetic analogy of sorts, I think your on to something here with this sort of cool poetry.

      I done a hub series similar to it, which was my first ever try and attempt at a poem series actually, but your was quite fun to read indeed.

      Voted up and its nice to meet you digitally on hubpages.

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you unknown spy! :-)

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      Not Found 

      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      hahaah this is really good!

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      lol... thanks Montana Jim! :-)

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      Montana Jim 

      6 years ago from Montana

      I LOVED IT!.......said the

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you AudreyHowitt, for reading, commenting and for the share! :-)

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Christin you're an amazing writer! Thanks for the lovely comment though, *smiles*

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Loved this! And Sharing!!

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      6 years ago from UK

      Wow I loved this poem I wish I could write like this I'm going back for another read :)


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