Once Upon a Time….









The huge black spider waited,

Looking up with its large shiny black eyes.

Its furry feathered black back, eight legs

and one head joined,

its Body,

No segmentation needed.

It was waiting, just waiting until the desired

Afternoon afterschool kids

Would walk his way.


They would be his for the choosing.

Then the rain came pouring down

upon all the streets,


like a river deluge,

In the cracks in the rocks that were large enough

he would hide,

Tomorrow would be another day.

Β The End


A personal note: I wrote this in rememberance of the almost 3 inch x 3 inch hairy black Aussie spider that chased me down my sidewalk 2 years ago this October, leaving me ill for weeks with it’s poison, and scared me for life on my ankle.

22 thoughts on “POISED #WritePrompt Sue Vincent

  1. jenanita01 says:

    I have changed my mind about going down those steps, just in case, you understand…

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    1. Yes, Jenanita, definitely – don’t go down those steps. I wouldn’t go down them either – not on your life! πŸ™‚

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      1. jenanita01 says:

        Only because someone said there were spiders!


  2. How dreadful! (I wondered what had prompted the poem.)


    1. Hi Liz, yes. I have a permanent reminder of that awful moment. What was so surprizing is that the huge black furry spider chased me and I couldn’t out run it. that is how fast that thing was. I have since found out that I wasn’t they only one to be bitten. They did manage to kill that vicious spider after two more people in our subdivision were bitten also.

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  3. Jennie says:

    I remember your true story!

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    1. Jennie, hi and yes, I will never forget it. I have a permanent reminder on my ankle. (:

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    2. Jennie, yes, Sue’s story is beautiful loving memory of her Grandmother. I remember my Grandmother in that same way. πŸ™‚

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      1. Jennie says:

        Wonderful, Karen! πŸ™‚


  4. What an awful spider encounter, Karen. No wonder the poem is so foreboding. Well done. πŸ™‚

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    1. Diane, it was a terrible and terrifying experience. It actually chased me, even after it had bitten me.

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      1. Ugh. That is one aggressive spider.

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      2. Diane, it could run very fast and I was running and zig zagging, but it did too. I never walk at twilight anymore, not since that very day, It’s poison made me very sick.

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  5. dgkaye says:

    Wow! A spider actually chased you down a sidewalk? Omg, sounds more like the size of a tarantula lol πŸ™‚

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    1. I don’t know if it was a tarantula or not, but it was huge, midnight black, an very furry and fast. πŸ™‚

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      1. dgkaye says:

        Omg, sounds tarantula to me!

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      2. Who knows…it might have been. It was twilight and very frightening for sure.


    2. I don’t know what kind it was, it was huge, black furry hair with large shinny black eyes and it could move so fast. I am a fast runner, but it kept up with me. I recently was told by a neighbor that she had the same experience with this thing, but she is a well-built 6 feet tall female and instead of running she stamped on it’s head and killed one of them just recently. My incident was 2 years ago so it had to be a new one and that is scary to think there might be several of them now in the neighbor. I don’t go for walks anymore and especially now…it is Spider Month in Georgia, for real. So many spiders you would not believe it.

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      1. I second that thought! Yes – Holy smokes!! πŸ™‚


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