An Arachnophobic Tragedy  

warmandsexy52 65M
7186 posts
9/3/2006 1:58 am

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An Arachnophobic Tragedy

There’s a spider in the bathroom.
Its legs are long and hairy.
Two inches from tip to tip,
I find it rather scary.

As I’m the man about the house
I’m asked if I will catch
This fiendish, evil monster spid,
But now I’ve met my match.

Perhaps I’ll use a beerglass.
I’ll do it really quick.
Summoning all my courage,
'Cos I am feeling quite sick.

I’ll chuck it out the front door,
But then my deepest fear
Is that its heat detection skills
Will bring it back in here.

Maybe I’ll run down the street
To number 43.
I never had much time for them,
I chuckle, “Tee hee hee!”

Did we do the right thing?
Will he be alright?
I’ll be asked these tricky questions
Till well into the night.

Meanwhile poor old spider
Has met our neighbour’s cat.
Oh god I feel so guilty!
I didn’t plan on that!

I then get philosophical
And think the spider’s crime
Was simply one of politics:
Wrong species, place and time.

定armandsexy52 2006

waldstille2 60M

9/16/2006 2:58 pm

I had that poem fomenting in me somewhere: had the sentiment (more than once!), but not the words. Enjoyed it immensely.

warmandsexy52 replies on 9/16/2006 4:21 pm:
It was triggered by the big spider in the bathroom, that I also photographed. I had no intention of throwing him out, but halfway through the poem I was asked if I would! Now how ironic is that?


lustcurious42 57F

9/4/2006 3:51 pm

I knew there was a reason I needed a catch my spiders!!

warmandsexy52 replies on 9/5/2006 10:34 am:
Reading your very hot post [post 495986] we have one or two other "uses!"

It's so nice to be versatile!

warm xx


9/4/2006 8:17 am

I will get the next one for ya...critters don't bother me...cept for ewwwwwwwww mice!

just a squirrel trying to get a nut

warmandsexy52 replies on 9/5/2006 10:07 am:
Don't worry, MO sweetie, I'll keep those savage meeces at bay.

warm xx

ps I just hate their smell ....... the chemical is called acetamide and it's also found in stale urine ....... ewwwwwww! ugh!

tenorsaxxman 67M

9/4/2006 6:30 am

Ah yes! Arachnidius Removicus . . . . . been there done that, got the t-shirt and the ball-cap. Nice one, Warm. How fun to take the ordinary to new literary heights. Good job, I say. Saxman.


warmandsexy52 replies on 9/5/2006 6:04 am:
You'd understand this. It all started off with that photo I took of a spider in the bathroom ......... but funnily enough I was asked to remove it when I was halfway through writing the poem.

Thank you for kind words.


Sulabula 46F
12659 posts
9/3/2006 2:28 pm

I hate spiders....

Sula xxx

come visit my blog

warmandsexy52 replies on 9/5/2006 5:22 am:
Not my favourite critters, but there are worse. When I lived in Malaysia we had a cobra's nest in the garden, malaria mozzies and mantids that had a nasty nip. I had a friend once who had a pet tarantula called Mephistopheles. He kept it in a plant propagator and fed it on spam which he lowered in through the air vent with a piece of cotton thread. Jeez! That spider would pounce on the spam with lightning speed .... make you jump out of your skin. Around about the same time Monty Python released "The Spam Song", which we'd sing as we fed the spider. The Mephistopheles story has a sad ending. 'cos he left the propagator on the windowsill one summer's day and the poor spid became planet Earth's first victim of the greenhouse effect.

warm xx

CB_2 52F

9/3/2006 1:55 pm

Lucky for me I read the poem before I registered the pic. I'm with Tabs on this one.

Blogito ergo sum.

warmandsexy52 replies on 9/5/2006 5:13 am:
He was a beaut of a spider. Totally unfazed by the flash from the camera. I think my real concern was if he got into the bath he could have gone down the plughole.

That would have been tragic.

warm xx

rm_Kissmystuff 62F
1435 posts
9/3/2006 9:52 am

Good poem.

But..spiders don't bother me so much as centipedes..all those legs. Yuck.

Sexist comment here...I thought men weren't supposed to be afraid of bugs.



warmandsexy52 replies on 9/5/2006 2:35 am:
Thank you Kiss for for visiting and leaving a comment. Here's a secret: men are more frightened of revealing their wussiness than they are of bugs ..... which terrify them!

I'm not too fond of centipedes either. Some say they bite, but I haven't been bitten. Down by the seaside you get ragworms ..... they're a bit like fleshy sea-centipedes and boy do they bite! Ouch and Ewwww all in one!

And I do so like your poem When I Feel This Way - it truly is excellent!

warm xx

moonfire2u 70F
2602 posts
9/3/2006 8:33 am are too cute...

kind thoughts,

warmandsexy52 replies on 9/5/2006 1:45 am:
Awwwww! Hugs and thanks, Moonfire.


warm xx

TabithaElectra 39F

9/3/2006 5:59 am

    Quoting foxtrotter2000:
    you naughty tabs...'re scared of spiders, huh?
Scared would be an understatement Foxy!!

warmandsexy52 replies on 9/5/2006 1:43 am:
Little Miss Tabby
Sat by the abbey
Eating burnt sossies and toast
Along came a spider
And sat down beside her
She screamed like she'd just seen a ghost.

So little Miss Fox
Threw a couple of rocks
Hit poor Tabby the sossies and toast
She did miss the spid
Which ran off and hid
A good friend's there when you need her most!

warm xx

wickedeasy 68F  
31113 posts
9/3/2006 5:40 am

the only ones i like are ladybugs and those little guys taht roll up into balls when you touch them

i'm sure a bug dude will tell me why - but really, why do we need coackroaches, mosquitoes and spiders??

me, i have a son - he is the official bug killer of the house while i stand anziously twisitng my hands, locked in the bathroom

You cannot conceive the many without the one.

warmandsexy52 replies on 9/5/2006 1:29 am:
My first degree is in comparative physiology ..... how living things function. I once had to catch a cockroach out of a tankful of the critters. So I put my hand in and the lil critters started bouncing and scurrying all over my arm ........ Ewwwww! I still cringe at the memory.

Spiders I'm not so bad with. My real fear is wasps. When I was a kid and on holiday by Lake Geneva in Switzerland, while I was sitting on a camping chair a grape rolled down my shorts leg and a wasp crawled down after it. Little bugger stung me in the arse. Jeez! I freaked! I was once driving to work and a wasp was flying between me and the windscreen. I almost crashed the car!

warm xx

goodatpoetry2 68M
16569 posts
9/3/2006 3:47 am

That was a really great poem! I loved it!
I think it's one of your [ many ] best!

And that spider picture is REALLY good, too!

warmandsexy52 replies on 9/5/2006 1:01 am:
Thanks GAP. The poem was about a real spider that I did photograph in the bathroom. The poem was inspied by the pic, but halfway through writing it I was asked to get rid of it. Spooky, huh?


TabithaElectra 39F

9/3/2006 2:23 am

Not even going to read this, sorry!!!

Just reading the title and seeing that photo almost made me pass out!!!

(p.s ok so I did read it and twas rather amusing!!)

warmandsexy52 replies on 9/5/2006 12:43 am:
I'm so sorry to scare you sweetie. Big hug to make you feel better.

warm xx

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