Fable: The Spider And The Fly

Lynne By Lynne, 12th Oct 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A short poem with moral lessons attached. The danger of recklessness, over-confidence, naivety.

Poem: The Spider And The Fly

I wrote this short poem (or what I want to call my own fable) some time ago. I was actually inspired one evening, when I was musing, and I notice an insect getting caught in a spider's flimsy web just outside the window. Any other insect would have managed to break free from the fragile trap, but I digress. The point of this short poem, is as written below.

Here is the poem:

Dear fly, said the spider to the fly

Come here, I have something to tell you;

Do tell, said the fly to the spider,

Tell me now, I have some work to do!

Come near, said the spider to the fly,

Let me whisper the secret in your ear;

I cannot, said the fly to the spider,

My mama said I must not go too near!

Well then, I cannot tell you the secret,

The clever spider was quick to say;

Oh very well, then I'll come and listen!

How quickly the fly went from nay to aye.

So the fly flew near, and what would you know,

His wings were stuck on the spider's trap, oh no!

So the spider ate, her mouth she dabbed;

How clever does the spider spin her web!

And the lesson here is: If you have good reason to be wary of someone or something, then pay a mind. Consider what is at risk.

(Poem is written by me)


Arachnids, Fable, Insects, Pest Control, Poem, Poetry

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Aspiring writer. Positive and hopeful attitude. Always willing to make new friends.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
13th Oct 2013 (#)

Very wise
Bless you

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