' Spider' Is Watching You.... [ A Little Girl's 'pet' Spider; 'cute', Says Valsa G.; Idea From Stephen Katona On Ph] Poem by Bri Edwards

' Spider' Is Watching You.... [ A Little Girl's 'pet' Spider; 'cute', Says Valsa G.; Idea From Stephen Katona On Ph]

Rating: 5.0

Little girl, do you feel many eyes watching you each day,
while, in sun or rain, outside you carry on ….at your play?
It's just me, your multi-eyed little pencil-case-spider-friend.
Remember when last year, on playground, me you did defend?

Those boys tormented me until you rescued 'Spider' from poking,
then into your case you slipped me; some thought you were joking,
BUT you faithfully protected me. Then one day, ‘cause the case WAS stuffy,
I crawled out and onto your shoe. Please DON'T think that I was huffy!

Then those mean boys saw me, and told your even-more-mean teacher,
who came up to your seat and said: 'You must REMOVE that creature …
from my classroom and from this, your place of academic learning! '
So you placed me on a sycamore, and from that day, for you, I'm yearning.

At night I sometimes dream of following you home, but too far I dare not roam,
because now I have a spider family to care for, because you saved my life. Therefore …
I'll always be thankful that you came along in time to save me from those noisy boys,
and I'll think of you when my little girl AND boy spiders are playing..........with their spider toys.

(March 19,2015)

Friday, March 20, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: childhood
PH member Stephen Katona wrote 'Spider in my pencil case', about his youngest daughter's life-saving efforts towards a spider. this poem was part of my answer to his GREAT poem.
Thanks Stephen, and thanks, Valsa, for pointing out that i did NOT have it on 'my page' yet!

bri :)
Beach Girl 23 March 2015

I wasn't sure I'd like this poem because it was about a spider, but as it turns out I did! I have to say, you conveyed the story in a very heartwarming way from a spider's viewpoint. I always enjoy reading stories on the internet about unusual bonds between animals and humans. Although this is fiction, it wouldn't surprise me if a creature such as this did have some sort of realization of being rescued and appreciations for the fact. I really, really liked this poem Bri!

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Dave Walker 24 March 2015

Really like this, I've read Stephen's poem, so it's nice to see it inspired another poem, and reading Stephen's response you also made two people very happy. A really great write.

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Kelly Kurt 29 March 2015

I read Stephen's poem and was enchanted. Your sequel is equal in enchantment. Thanks for sharing.

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Jim McGill 26 January 2023

Great spider poem. Spiders don't get a lot of poetry written about them.

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Bri Edwards 21 June 2023

Thanks, Jim. I found this one on the internet and made it MINE! [ I am KIDDING.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 22 November 2022

A wonderful imaginative write so well crafted. Kindness shines in this poem. Very heartwarming. To my favorites.

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Bri Edwards 21 June 2023

GRACIAS! ! : )

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Bri Edwards 06 November 2022

My thanks go to anyone noticing that today I gave this poem 5 stars, AND who visit it and actually leave a comment. Ha! bri ;)

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Bri Edwards 02 April 2022

Howdy folks! : )

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Aniruddha Pathak 23 September 2019

A wonderfully well penned poem for children that even elders would enjoy. - -that even spiders are capable of love and gratitude, a poem that has Bri writ all over it,

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