Spider Valentine

spider valentine

Won’t you step into my parlor?

All my guests sit here.

Never fear–

It doesn’t matter if you wipe your feet.

A more engaging hostess you’ll never meet.


Do you prefer cream or sugar?

No honey I fear–

No bees here.

I have other amusements sweeter by far,

Better than anything found in a jar.


What do you mean you’ll be going?

Sit down, I insist–

Don’t resist.

The pain will last but a minute or two;

You’ll find your regrets will be few.


How dare you draw a weapon on me?

That web took me days–

Pincers raise!

Now he’s gone, and he left me nothing but pain,

Another Valentine’s Day down the drain.


Like many of you, I’ve had some lovely Valentine’s Days, but there have been some real doozies in there as well. If you feel like laughing about the whole thing, here’s a silly YouTube video that pokes fun at it: Mad Scientist Ruins Valentine’s Day.

May your Valentine’s Day be merry and disaster-free. ā¤

Avid writer and reader of Faerie tales and noblebright fantasy.

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19 comments on “Spider Valentine
  1. This is great, Cathleen. Very clever.

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  2. willowdot21 says:

    I absolutely love this šŸ’œ

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  3. Love it and sharing! ā¤ Happy Valentine's Day, Cathleen!

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  4. Jacqui Murray says:

    That is precious. I love that. How many people feel like that’s what happened despite their best efforts?

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  5. My hubby and I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, Cathleen. Too much pressure. I like your Black Widow Valentine poem. Lol. Have an excellent weekend!

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  6. mitchteemley says:

    Well, that’s a different take on Valentine’s Day!

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  7. Ann Coleman says:

    What a clever poem! And it reminds us that not all dates go well, Valentine’s or not!

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  8. Great poem, Cathleen! The poor misunderstood black widow. Hope you had a nice Valentine’s day.

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