Monday, July 4, 2011

Succinctly Yours: No. 15

 Said the spider to the fly,
“Come and visit me, big guy!

I’m a gal who’ll make you smile,
If you’ll only stay a while.

 

And of course I mean no harm…
I’m the epitome of charm!!”
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Photo courtesy of google                                (140 characters)


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 Today's optional word in Succinctly Yours is 'expedient', and while I didn’t actually use it in the piece, my wily spider exercises expediency in her approach to every meal!
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I apologize for the spider pic if it creeps you out. I'm one of the few folk I know who truly like creepy-crawlies of all sorts. Wait....I don't know anyone but me who does...how odd!!


Photo supplied by Grandma
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For more microfiction about flies, using 140 characters or words,
do check out the fun entries at Grandma's Goulash...
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13 comments:

Jim said...

Lies, lies, lies!
Great one, Lynette!
Happy 4th!
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My words about that:
Seven Sins

There are seven sins
that I would never commit
lying isn't one

Jim's Little Photo and Poem Place
for June 26, 2011
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jabblog said...

Excellent:-) Succinct and clever and funny . . .

the wild magnolia said...

I like your No. 15.....I do not like spiders or flies.

Happy Fourth of July.


Spider
on the wall
brown and hairy
small and scary

Eight quick legs
two pinchers'
weave a web
stick quick home

Flitting fly
mesmerized
lands to climb
cannot move
cries and cries

Wanna be
a spider
or a fly

Expedient
choices
live or die

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Spiders! Ew. But you wrote a happy verse about her. Those hairy legs! Ack! I have just moved out of Spiderville, thankfully, so far no spiders over here:)

Elaine said...

I am not very keen on spiders, but they are useful for the expedient removal of flies I suppose. Good MF!

Dominic de Mattos said...

I expect the smile would be very big as she wrapped him up in silk!

great fun - well done

:Dom

Mad Kane said...

Clever and charming!

Mad Kane

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Love this! Very clever, and a spin on the pic that never occurred to me. Well done.

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Lynette,

Strangely different. I guess it is just that Incy Wincy Spider, did actually grow up!!!

Hope all is good Lynette.
Going back to our old city for a few days at the end of July...

Best wishes, Eileen

Susan Fobes said...

Yes, the spider pic creeped me out a bit, but your poem made me laugh!

Pat said...

Yes, the spider pic did creep me out a wee bit, but I loved your poem--excellent rhymes and meter! So clever!

Thank you for your comments, Lynette...I've been negligent about visiting blogs for the past week.

adrielleroyale said...

~shudder~ lol, yuck! Even Charlotte's Web couldn't convince me to like spiders that are too close for comfort! Happy Thursday! :)

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

love it! that fly had no idea how juicy it looked.