a little respect?

“creepy crawly” they say
i’ll have my dignity and day
as a real mover on eight legs.

“itsy bitsy” they sing
i won’t flaunt a pretty wing
and don’t dare patronize me.

“brown recluse” they assume
when i run from big bad broom;
look-alike to my poisonous cousin.

“step on it” they cry
would you decide when i die?
let me hide in cozy funnel home.


Sarah at dVerse prompts us to focus on the insect/arachnid world and try to see life from their perspective…

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. artsandletters9
    Sep 16, 2021 @ 10:48:41

    Love it. Thank you.


  2. Sunra Rainz
    Sep 16, 2021 @ 08:48:29

    A little respect, indeed! I agree, they can’t help the way they look! In fact, they seem to have evolved for running. Obviously, people have been killing them for millenia. In fact, the spider will always leave you alone and wishes also to be left alone 🙂


  3. ayiekosami
    Sep 16, 2021 @ 01:54:03

    all hail the spider.


  4. Ingrid
    Sep 15, 2021 @ 23:41:13

    The picture really gives me the creeps, but you present the spider’s perspective well!


  5. msjadeli
    Sep 15, 2021 @ 21:19:33

    If they could wear tiny t-shirts saying whether or not they are poisonous it would really help! I liked you getting into the head of the spider, Lynn, and telling it from their perspective.


  6. Becoming His Tapestry
    Sep 15, 2021 @ 20:18:45

    😂😂😂well even the creepy crawlers need a voice


  7. Carol Congalton
    Sep 15, 2021 @ 20:11:25

    A very cool poem!


  8. robtkistner
    Sep 15, 2021 @ 17:06:33

    Euww, that looks scary Lynn. Not z big spider fan here… 😬


  9. Susan St.Pierre
    Sep 15, 2021 @ 16:13:11

    A wonderful tribute to a super cool arachnid!


  10. rothpoetry
    Sep 15, 2021 @ 15:21:43

    A great poem! Spider thoughts take on a whole new meaning when seen from their viewpoint! Nicely done Lynn!


  11. Dora
    Sep 15, 2021 @ 13:10:55

    The life of the funnel weaver is not easy, least of all because it’s commonly mistaken AND misunderstood! Can’t help but sympathize with its POV. :>)


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