Women, Spiders, and Other Creatures


Women, Spiders, and Creatures of the Night

Perhaps I’ve always known what gave me a fright,

Women, tight spaces, and creatures of the night,

Spiders, bees, snakes, and places of great height,

These were things that I could see,

And they terrified me,

With the help of friends I learned to be brave,

Walking and crawling, deep into a forbidding cave,

And creatures that growled and couldn’t behave,

I was meaner than they could be,

But women?  They frightened me,

Spiders and bees I learned to handle with ease,

Mountains I climbed and I swung from trees,

Around these former fears I didn’t freeze,

So why now to such a degree,

Why did women scare me?

They weren’t breakable as you might suppose,

But they had a distinct walk and wore tight clothes,

And how did they ever get into those hose?

The best place for me was the sea,

Because women horrified me,

After a few years I was ready to change my ways,

I was going through a different kind of phase,

I’d been out to sea for way too many days,

It wasn’t something I could foresee,

Because now women fascinated me,

Oh, I was uneasy, and paced several nights,

Trying to understand what had given me such frights,

Trying to comprehend how women could excite,

What kind of surprises would I see?

What woman will appreciate me?

Will she be someone on whom I can depend?

Will she be adventurous, intelligent, my closest friend?

Will she be easy for me to really understand?

I wish I knew who awaits my kiss,

Someone to help me over fear’s abyss.

5 thoughts on “Women, Spiders, and Other Creatures

    1. If the protagonist got over his fear, he would be successful. I still have some residual fears. I hope those who await are successful also. It would make my day.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

  1. hi I was fortunate to discover your theme in bing
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    1. The theme is one of a kind. It’s from a watercolor picture drawn by my daughter. The theme picture was taken from a photo of me when I was younger, and the butterflies were added. So the answer to your question is–you can’t find the theme anywhere else. I’m the only one who has this theme. Sorry. Dan

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

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