Poetry Spider – My Muse


Poetry Spider – my muse

You may call it a writing spider
A nuisance or a bug
You might call it vicious mean
Or think of it a thug

But I know better

You may wish to chase it away
But then I’d have to say
Good bye to you
Cause if you only knew

You’d know better

You’d leave her be
For me
Just hanging there with her little stare
Black and lanky legs

If you only knew

You’d feed her
Shoo flies into her web
Leave the light on day and night
Just to make sure she gets fed

I’ve come to think her magic
A bit of a creative fluke
But this poetry spider on my front porch
I think may be my muse

She calls to me when I get home
Or step out to get the mail
She softly sings at night
Pulling words from the writing well

The tiny bugs are haikus
The larger ones long poems
She ties them up to save for me
Until they are my own

The words they come a flying
Drawn by her magic glow
Enticing me to write
Inspiring me to know

That when I hit a roadblock
Feel I’m stuck inside a web
That sometimes life just slows me down
To see what’s up ahead

There will be words a plenty
There will be sunsets too
A world beyond my current web
That I can share with you

So if you come to visit
See her sitting by the door
Blow a friendly kiss her way
But please, nothing more

For now I’ll keep the magic
She pushes out my way
And cling to all the savory words
She wraps up every day

And when she feels it’s time to go
As I know she will someday
I’ll smile and know she showed me
Life always has something to say

Stephen Kellogg – 2012

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About Stephen Kellogg

Poetry, Ponderings, Prose, Photos & Pounding out the Pathways All at my blog... I hope you'll take a few minutes to wander around the site. Not all of what you read there will be happy or sad etc. but I trust my writings, photos etc will encourage, touch, inspire or just make you think…. I really appreciate feedback!! Thanks and enjoy Peace! Stephen Kellogg All of my writings, pictures etc are original works, unless otherwise noted, and should be considered copyrighted.
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