Into My Web A Warning Poem

Clemency not granted,

If you come into my home…

For here a trap I’ve planted,

Catching victims on the roam…

Any small vibration,

Will call me close to you…

And without hesitation,

I will pounce and kill you too!

Spiders are often cast in antagonistic roles in fiction and it is pretty easy to see why. They lay traps for hapless victims, pounce and poison, wrap up their prey, and proceed to suck them dry. A very unpleasant process to think about and easily one to cast as evil. They do serve a valuable means of keeping insect populations in check so are a beneficial addition to nature but the methods just give one shivers!

Can you pick out the spider in this image? His coloring really blends in with the grasses his web was built in!

Here’s a close-up:

If this post gives you the heebie-jeebies, I do apologize. Spiders often do that to me as well.

Have a great day and enjoy being half way through the week!

Fandango’s One Word Challenge: clemency

Word of the Day Challenge: antagonistic

Jim Sponseller – – 2019

Published by Jim Sponseller

Family man, father, programmer, and artist. I work with digital art, photographs, author poems and fiction, and also work in artistic metal smithing. You can find poems, photos, and digital art samplings at Thank you for your support! If you like my offerings and would like to donate, please buy me a coffee:

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