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My Spider Friend and I

Updated on September 20, 2009

Always on Time

Every Night at around 9:00 Eastern Time , I have a few visitors. The are spiders, I don't know what kind they are but they build large webs in the same place every night. In the morning they are gone. If you turn on the porch light, they run away so I can't watch them build their web but I check on them until I go to bed and they are the most beautiful, crafted, individual webs I have ever seen.

I have always been fascinated by Spider Webs. My mother has as well but we have never encountered a spider that looks like this or builds his web only at night, to be gone by dawn. The come in pacts of about three and build adjacent webs from one tree to the next, covering the entire left side of the front yard.  I can't even imagine the brain of a spider and what cleverness and patience it takes to build a web.  They are aways perfectly symmetrical.

I have absolutely no idea that kind of spider this is so if you know and it is poisonous, please do let me know! 




When Darkness Approaches

 I sit in patience

alone in the dark

a glmspe of a candle

just beneath my feet

I wait for my friend

as the sky goes to sleep

Soon She appears, she

waste no pricelss time

She begins to weave her web

her pliant legs in a rhyme

creating a silky pattern

methodically in line

making her trap for the victims

that finds a harness in the way

"Welcome to my Spider Web

Why don't you come and stay"



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    • rios65 profile image

      rios65 8 years ago from Lowell

      That was really cool about your spider friends. Just becareful that they dont bite you.

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      fortunerep 8 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks loveofnight, they are outside right now building a web as big as the side of the house, by morning they will be gone! I find it amazing~


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      loveofnight 8 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      your poem takes the fear of spiders away

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      fortunerep 8 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks, that was so nice!!!


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      Simply Amy 8 years ago

      you're amazing. :) Your words are so beautifully crafted.

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      fortunerep 8 years ago from North Carolina


      Last week I walked through one on the back side of the house. If I had been a bug i would be history, it was in my hair, my mouth, even my eyebrows!


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      shamelabboush 8 years ago

      Awwwwwwwwww, I hate that feeling when you collide or hit this web in the dark!!! My whole body shivers... Specially when you hit it in the face... brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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      fortunerep 8 years ago from North Carolina


      thanks so much, I still don't know what kind of spider it is but it makes some awesome webs!


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      wesleycox 8 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      This is awesome Dori, I don't mind spiders as long as they don't bite me, or as long as I don't blindly walk into their webs. The good news is you don't have to decorate the outside of your house at Halloween time. Your spider friends will take care of that for you.

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      Veronica Allen 8 years ago from Georgia

      This is absolutely lovely! This reminds me of my bee visitor about a month or two ago, who just sat on a lone branch in the bushes beside my apartment door. He was there for at least a week, and my daughter and I named him biscuit. I wrote a hub about him - Biscuit the Drunken Bee - as to my hypothesis regarding why he remained stationery in that particular spot. It's amazing how one we can become with nature, just by observing their marvelous designs.

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      Yangtze 8 years ago

      You are describing the spider so vividly.The spiders become so lovely in your poems!Thumbs up.