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!!”

Photo courtesy of google                                (140 characters)

 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!
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 odd!!

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


Jim said...

Lies, lies, lies!
Great one, Lynette!
Happy 4th!
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

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.

on the wall
brown and hairy
small and scary

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

Flitting fly
lands to climb
cannot move
cries and cries

Wanna be
a spider
or a fly

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


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...


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.