I’m Only A Spider – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Sarah is hosting at the Poets Pub with an invitation to write about Creepies and crawlies.

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Video taken in the Mundy Regional Park – this is a red-headed mouse spider (Missulena sp. Insignis)


“Spiders – so needed and yet so misunderstood.” Donna Lynn Hope




I’m Only A Spider
With a furry little flurry I'm always on the scurry
when a shadow intrudes to remind me that
you're so beyond big I can't flirt with you, and so
I run and run, though slowly, so as not to attract
your attention to my plight as I take flight with
all my might, that I could make for cover fast,
as in the past, and at last I would hide  my pride
in the shrubbery in recovery, and start my day all
over again, without your imposing shadow and,
unlike my prey, live to scurry another day.


Copyright 2021 ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ยฎ

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77 responses to “I’m Only A Spider – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Scrolled past pic. I have a phobia about spiders, canโ€™t look at them or pix of them. I am not any kind of bug person๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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  2. A fun poem from the spider’s perspective.

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  3. A delightfully whimsical spider poem–but I’m still terrified of them, particularly the large ones. *shudder*

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  4. Fun. So much power wrapped up in that tiny little package.

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  5. Excellent poem. I’m a huge fan of the interior rhymes. And, like all other things (except mosquitoes and ticks), I no longer kill spiders. Your spider moves really quick. Is he venomous?

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  6. Awesome view ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸŒทthe spider so fast running ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™

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  7. I do like your scurrying spider, Paul. Originally coming from the UK, spiders have never worried me, but I do have a healthy respect for them here!

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  8. Very nice personification of a spider Paul.

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  9. I so enjoyed the tumble of rhyme in this poem! I will always try the spider and help it on its scurrying way ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. He moves pretty fast for his size, but not as fast as I’d flee if I actually spotted him in person. As it was, just watching the vid cringed me.
    Nice write!

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  11. I enjoyed your poem Paul. The spiders do serve a great purpose, but still give us the creeps at times. Well done.

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  12. You made me feel sympathy for the spider here, Paul, which is no easy task I assure you!

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  13. Enjoyed your poem and video, Paul!

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  14. Funny how many people fear these amazing creatures. Cool video capture too!

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  15. I like the poem. It made me smile even though I don’t like spiders. Not one little bit! I didn’t watch the video…the picture was enough for me. I don’t think there are any critters like it around here. If I were to see one, I would consider moving.

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  16. That is one ferocious-looking spider, Paul! I usually just enjoy watching them, but I think I might run from that one. Great poem from the spider’s point of view. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. The predator’s dilemma when it meets another predator, begging for mercy where it, in turn, gives none to others. You told that just right. The spider was doing just as you described. By it’s name it sounds like mice is its prey?

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  18. Loved your poem, Paul! You captured the life of a spider so well in it! ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  19. Liveliness for another Life!

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  21. Since some times i love spiders. They are so intelligent created. xx Michael

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