Mind The Spider

Mind The Spider

A Poem by Leonard Birch

Spider had to do his chores, but did he mind? Enjoy!




A funny little spider,
Walked into the room.
Dodging all the humans;
zoom, zoom, and zoom.

Then he found a phone book,
on the floor by the wall.
He opened up the pages;
to see who he could call.

He found his friend called Ricky,
and picked up the telephone.
But Ricky didn’t answer;
as, he was not at home.

Then he called his other friends,
Mitchell, George and Theo.
But no one seemed to be at home;
He tried his mate called Leo.

Finally, Leo answered,
but said he had to go.
“I’ll meet you at the mall my friend;
their putting on a show”.

The spider closed the phone book,
and ran towards the door.
But in the distance came a voice;
“You have to do your chores”.

Spider started crying,
but knew his Mum was right.
He did the things his Mother asked;
and didn’t put up a fight.

His Mummy said, “Thank you son”,
and gave a five pound note.
“That’s for being a real good boy;
now put it in your coat”.

The moral of this story,
is be good to your Mum.
As she will always care for you;
you’ll always be number one.

Thank you Mum!

© 2013 Leonard Birch

Author's Note

Leonard Birch
Love to hear feedback. I value all comments.

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a super fun read...enjoyed it much*)
I wonder what spiders do for chores...dust cobwebs? hhah
mum...beautiful word ...
witty and creative...kept me interested
thank you for sharing

Posted 8 Years Ago

Leonard Birch

8 Years Ago

Thank you Holly for having a read. I am so glad you enjoyed this piece as much as did writing it.read more
Leonard, this is fantastic. You have a great rhythm. I love the zoom, zoom and zoom at the end of the first stanza. I also love how you put the moral at the end, just like a fable. As a mom- I think the message is great! :)

The rhyme scheme is wonderful throughout. The one place that I think you could make a change is in the second stanza. Perhaps instead of 'sitting on the floor' you could say 'on the floor by the wall' or 'sitting near the wall'. Just an idea!

Wonderful job, I really enjoyed this!

Posted 8 Years Ago

Leonard Birch

8 Years Ago

Thank you Sharon. Such a wonderful comment. Yes, your correct 'on the floor by the wall', would be b.. read more
Sharon Kim

8 Years Ago

You're welcome! :)
This is a good moral story, perfect for any child. Again, your rhyming is very well carried-out.
I like how you told the moral at the end of the story, instead of letting the reader do the guesswork. That makes it even more suitable for children.
There are no mistakes as far as I can see; everything looks good!
Great poem! Keep up the fantastic work!

Posted 8 Years Ago

Leonard Birch

8 Years Ago

Thank you so much my friend. It is really fun writing for children as one needs to be so precise whe.. read more

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Added on July 27, 2013
Last Updated on July 28, 2013
Tags: spider, children's poem, poem, story, mum, chores, funny, funny poem, a poem with meaning, moral, happy, love, goodness


Leonard Birch
Leonard Birch

Albany, Western Australia, Australia

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A Poem by Leonard Birch