The Death of a Spider

One night as I watched my television screen
The biggest spider I have ever seen
Roamed the lounge in search of pray
I held my breath and kept out of her way!

There was no one to call on to place her outside
To pick her up I could not abide
She twice patrolled the rug by my fire
But showed none of the speed to which spiders aspire.

When I saw her again she was trailing some cat fluff
I looked on with pity, enough was enough
I gingerly placed my heel on the fur
And managed to tug it free from her

I quickly retreated to the safety of my sofa
In case she wasn’t a slow moving loafer
I felt she was suffering, I thought she was dying
She certainly seemed to find life trying

I was concerned lest my cat spot her
Ebonnie did and darted to swat her
I called my cat back and checked the wall
But the spider had escaped out into the hall

I’m frightened of spiders I must admit
But they’re a delight and do their bit
It ridding us of pest and flies
They can tackle a bluebottle twice their size

A week later I saw an inert form by the door
She had expired and was no more
Her eight eyes were closed in silent repose
But I felt the relief from my head to my toes

I gently picked her up with a tissue
My fear of spiders no longer an issue
I dropped her outside in a garden bowl
And said a prayer for her little soul.

Written by Jean our friend at the café

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Sutton Methodist Church

Sutton Methodist Church

Sutton Methodist Church, in the Hull East circuit, seeks to serve God and the community by making the ministry of Jesus Christ relevant for the 21st century. Through our Worship; Learning; Caring; Service and Evangelism, lived out in many varied ways, we believe we offer something for all the community. Whatever your age Sutton Methodist Church would welcome you into its ‘Family’ through any of the activities you see mentioned on this website.