Sarah Spider

February 29, 2012
By samtalley BRONZE, Chattanooga, Tennessee
samtalley BRONZE, Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Sarah Spider was very sad
Anything you said could make her mad!
If you waved to her, she'd break your hand
Or smash your brain with a frying pan!
She'd push you down, and watch you fall
Teachers avoided her in the halls
She'd beat you up and steal your lunch
To be so small she packed a punch!
She hated clouds, and puppy dogs
She didn't return a single phone call
She had no friends. and didn't follow the trends
Her only pleasure was to commit some sins
She hardly cried
And would blatantly lie
To speak to her was just social suicide!
But if you took the time to look
You'd see she wasn't that bad a crook
And she might be mean
And she might be bad
But she's the most unique in all the land
So if you spot that Sarah Spider
Don't just see her as a liar
Smile at her and speak your name
I promise you she's not insane
But dirty looks she'll always shoot
Even if she is extremely cute...

The author's comments:
I wrote this piece while I was in math class (I know, I should have been paying attention!). I was imagining a little girl who was always mean to everybody, despite her good intentions, and the poem just kind of wrote itself. Sarah Spider is really about not judging a book by its cover and learning to love people for who they are.

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