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Spiders

They live as outcasts, with eight legs and many eyes,

We forget that they’re beautiful, graceful, and wise .

They majestically spin their webs like magical gliders,

We scrunch our nose and call them bugs, but their proper name, spiders.

Only God could have made such an efficient creature.

If we are the student, then they are the teacher.

Minding their own business they spin their home from silk,

Independent from birth, can’t ever drink a mother’s milk.

They spend all of their lives preparing to give birth,

Knowing when they do, their life is over on this earth.

So impossible to look at these critters and be bored,

These wonderful animals who receive no reward.

From their furry bodies, to their gently gliding feet,

When it comes to perfection, they’ve got us beat.



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VisionTru This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 30, 2009 at 1:36 pm
seriously that was amazing. i think the flow was on point and the subject unusual but mesmerizing. Good job!
 
Anonymous replied...
Sept. 19, 2009 at 11:56 am
Very creative! You combined facts with flow and that's hard to do. Keep up the good work!
 
SaraB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 29, 2009 at 11:48 pm
wow, that was really pretty. maybe I could have enjoyed it more if I weren't so arachniphobic... :)
 
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