I Will Eat You If You Fall (Spider)

by Ben Pickard   Sep 28, 2017

Below the spider's woven web,
I sit and wait with glee.
To watch the flies amuses me -
I dine off misery!
First the catch and then the fangs:
The coffin spun from silk.
The blood is drained, and I'm deranged -
I drink the drops like milk!
The spider peers with poisonous eyes -
He knows me rather well;
He'd like to end my twisted game

But if he tried and fell

I'd pick his legs off one by one
And pluck those starless eyes.
I'd eat the body, hair and all,
Then save those tasteless flies.


Ben Pickard 2017


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  • 2 weeks ago

    by Free verse

    The spider won't fall.
    Very well woven

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Loved this seemingly effortless Halloween/ spider poem. It brought a smile to my face. Definitely another favourite for me. A very well deserved nomination. Milly x

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    I am so tickled by this this is a winner. Ben wow. Add to my favorite. Bless you my friend

  • 2 weeks ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Ben, my good man. This is going straight in my favourites. You have outdone yourself here. Great imagery, dark and horrific. Stephen King would quiver at this. The meter, as is now expected from you is exquisite - Like a twisted lullaby. Go on, try and sleep now little children! *laughs manically!*

  • 2 weeks ago

    by deeplydesturbed


    Im a cat person :(

    Also Benny - i liked this.. beautifully written. Well done

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