Friday, April 13, 2018

Day 13

Here is the prompt for day 13 of the PAD Chalenge:  pick an insect (any insect), make it the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.

I could not have imagined writing a sonnet to a bug...  so thanks to Robert Lee Brewer over at his blog, Poetic Asides, on Writers Digest for shaking me out of my comfort zone.

If I had been the Spider, You the Fly

If I had been the spider, you the fly,
upon my web you’d dance before we’d dine.
Then, sitting down, we’d feast (not you, but I.)
I'd savour every morsel with fine wine.

When we first met, you lured me to your web
then spun me with distortions—words untrue—
‘til over time I felt my spirit ebb.
(I’d feel quite justified devouring you.)

But, I’m no Spider Queen on silken throne
nor you a juicy bug I’d care to eat,
distasteful in all ways.  You’ll not atone—
Too filled are you with ego-fuelled conceit.

I’ve swept your dusty cobwebs out my door.
Good riddance to bad rubbish evermore!


  1. Ha! Ha! Ha! (Now... I hope this doesn't encourage more of the little beasties to set up shop in our basement!)


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