Thursday, 23 April 2015



The lanky man with four pairs of eyes

(Two of course are glass made)

Is an ambush predator

He loves truth mimicry

You wouldn’t dream

How he has kept

His other six legs hidden somewhere

You better walk past him

Because once he spots you

The lines in his mouth

Begin to stir, tongue rolls

To form word web

You’ll be unwittingly ensnared

And your legs will get caught

In that subtle, silky spiral orb net

You will be a helpless immobile prey

His hidden legs will then show up

A beam will play about his mouth

Highly satisfied

Thinking his day’s not been wasted

He will make your mind numb

And slowly devour you

So be the last person

To pay heed to him

Politicians are crafty, beware!


Posted for the prompt Last Legs @ RealToads


  1. Ha! very clever! I will watch out! Thanks for participating, Sumana! K.

  2. This is so intense and spine chilling... very apt!

  3. Poor spider to be compared to a politician. This web of intrigue was spun with much talent. Good job.

    Thanks for your comment. Many people have lost the "old ways" but they were more in tuned with the cost of living then this generation will ever be.

  4. Impressive. Luv the intrigue.

    Much love...

  5. I do wonder where they keep their extra legs hidden a clever idea, the four eyes, two of them glass.

  6. ew. look out for that guy

  7. Very witty, yet a bit horrifying because of it's truth! Real spiders are far less scary.

  8. Beware spiders that do worse than kill.
    A disgrace to humanity, a scourge.
    Nicely composed, Sumana.

  9. Well Done! Mind numb surely describes the horror~

  10. Unexpected and excellent likening in your close. Great descriptions, Sumana! Thank you for visiting me!

  11. A stinging parody. Thoughtful and wonderfully crafted.

  12. Love it..a perfect description of politicians!

  13. Sumana, this is excellent. You tricked me into first thinking you were talking about a spider.....and then when I got to the end I realized the poem's real aim. Your poem 'tricked' as well as many politicians do. Smiles.

  14. What a turn in the end Sumana ~ I believe you have described the sly & crafty politician in a very subtle way ~ Beware of the likes of his kind ~


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