Treasure Island

Richard Lee

Time Flies

Time flies
Said the spider unto I
After building quite a web
He was feeling rather tired

Where, I said
As I'd not quite understood
And was dozing by a tree
At the bottom of the woods

Not that
Said the spider as he became a little vexed
I mean there's never enough time
But being dim I was perplexed

I'd love to see one
As they must really be quite strange
But the spider he just huffed and thought
‘He really is deranged'

So bye and bye
As I slumbered at the bottom of the woods
I heard a buzzing from above
And as I opened up my eye

There he was
Gently humming, sometimes landing on a branch
And I asked -'are you a time fly'
I was working on a hunch

Yes I am said the fly
But please keep it under wraps
If you ever tell the spider
I may fall into his trap

Oh I see I replied
I'll never tell him to be sure
But can you tell me how does time work
And is there a secret door

Yes of course answered the fly
And he buzzed into my ear
You see the spider doesn't know
Just building webs year after year

But he builds them in the trees
And over ‘time-holes' in the air
That's why he never has much time
That's why he works without a care

That's amazing I replied
But I'm feeling rather sleepy
And I drifted into slumber
And it felt quite warm and leafy...

Time flies
Said the spider unto I
After building quite a web
He was feeling rather tired

Yes, I said
As by now I knew for sure
That the spider builds his web
Over the time fly's secret door

Submitted: Saturday, July 05, 2014

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