She Asked Me to Kill the Spider
by Rudy Francisco
She asked me to kill the spider.
Instead, I get the most
peaceful weapons I can find.
I take a cup & a napkin,
I catch the spider, put it outside
and allow it to walk away.
If I am ever caught in the wrong place
at the wrong time, just being alive
and not bothering anyone
I hope I am greeted
with the same kind
- Posted in: Poetry
- Tagged: compassion, kindness, poetry
I’ve used to do that all the time as a child. When told to swat a fly or kill a spider, quite easy tasks, I chose to take the long way of trap, capture, and release. Nice to find a great poem about it. By the way please join my blog too, with notifications, if you find it interesting – let’s grow together!😊
when I was younger, I instantly killed bugs! But since meeting you, dear heart, I try to save every one!!! thank you!
I’m going to reblog this from the email notification, since all the words on your site proper are still blanked out on my Android. A peaceful day to you
On Sat, Apr 18, 2020, 5:17 AM Abbie’s Tree House wrote:
> Abbie’s Tree House posted: “She Asked Me to Kill the Spider by Rudy > Francisco She asked me to kill the spider. Instead, I get the most peaceful > weapons I can find. I take a cup & a napkin, I catch the spider, put it > outside and allow it to walk away. If I am ever caught ” >
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Maybe Android doesn’t like it when I indent things.
My computer died, and while I wait for the stimulus check I’m using a twenty-year-old laptop with a lightweight Linux distro. I know all about things being a little wonky. 😉
I think the creativity gene comes with a techno-stoopitity gene piggybacking on it 😅