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Saturday, October 17, 2009

*** Spider’s Moving Day ? ***

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The Spider and the Shed

Out at yard sales on a rainy day
In the entrance to a shed
We watched as a spider dandled down
Looking to be fed

We stood outside in the pouring rain
Just me and Emma Peel
She looked my way and said to me
I’m not a spider meal

It was raining hard, we were getting wet
There were treasures inside for sure
I would check for bargains once inside
But only after her

Then suddenly without a word
We stood and did not care
As the woman that had just walked out
Had the spider in her hair

The way was clear, it was alright now
We could find our deals inside
We could have told the lady who cleared the way
But to hell with foolish pride

She knew that she was on her own
She knew the price to pay
It’s everybody for themselves
For this was garage sale day

web spider blue

~ Stan Belanger

On a garage sale jaunt last year in Merrickville,
my husband and daughter had witnessed the spider’s moving day and this is what inspired my hubby to write the poem.
I guess this one garage sale we will never forget…hehe!
Merrickville ; a purrfect place for inspiration.

23 comments:

laterg8r said...

great post, great poem, even though i loathe spiders :D

Designs By CK said...

Hi there!

Happy Hallowe'en and great party post!!!

SpOOky Best,
Chris (-:

http://designsbyck.blogspot.com/2009/10/fanciful-halloween-party.html

priscilla cerda said...

Hello my pretties!
Just flying in to see the festivities! Looks like a bloody ol’ time! Off I go with my broom! Vrrrooom! follow me to another party!
www.comicreliefpris.blogspot.com
yup it'me! wwwweeeehhh!

Autumn said...

Super fun! This post deserves all eight legs! Ha ha ha! Happy partying!
http://autumnsantics.blogspot.com/2009/10/frightful-soiree.html
~ Autumn Clark

mermaiden said...

love your blog banner, and great fun reading your post :D
thanks for stopping by my party earlier, glad you like my witch hats!

belindaschneider said...

great poem! have a happy haunting halloween!

Couture de Papier said...

Love your blog banner! Wonderful wicked prose..
Happy Halloween

Deborah said...

Love your banner too. That poor lady. Imagine how she felt when she found that spider in her hair. I understand how you felt though. At a garage sale it is every man for himself.
Thanks for stopping by my place.

Deborah said...

That is actually quite brilliant!
Do stop by and party with Alice and Dead Bob, if you dare! **kisskiss** Deborah

Sophia said...

Oooooooooooohhhhhhhh great blog and SUPER party!! So kewl to see the Goonies gang here! I have not visited with them in quite a few years!! :) I'm off to mingle with your other guests...then back to my Manor's party!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Great poem and I love your banner! Happy Halloween and have a magical weekend! Twyla

Lynn Stevens said...

cool spider!! and great poem, thanks for stopping by my party!

inge said...

Hello dear witch Annabelle !

I really love your husband poem ! It' s so recognizable and made me laugh !
Your collage on top of your blog is also completely my kind of stuff : it's nice to see, well done and has the perfect halloweeningredients in it.

I'm going to bookmark your blog cause I think you're one of my kind :)

thanks for passing by at web.me.com/pinkepinke and your comment.

The hands are not from wax but are the hands from my daughters ball jointed doll Bill.
I wish I had such doll too ( but they are expensive) , so I had the permission to use her doll in my halloweendecoration :)

greetings from belgium
Inge

Erica said...

aaahhh spiders in my hair is my worst nightmare, great piece of writing, thanks for calling in at my party

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

This place is FANTASTIC! Thanks for the party visit! Blessings and congrats on an excellent post and poem. Light, Amy

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a great poem, and I love all of the graphics on your blog. Especially that gorgeous header.

Happy Halloween!
Karen

Marina Capano said...

What a great poem!!,I love it!

Happy Hallowe'en and great party post!!!

boooooo

Raissa Spatola said...

Love the blog! The theme is great! You've certainly been a busy witch! I also enjoy watching the Good Witch, Catherine Bell is perfect for the part! Thank you for stopping by my party!
Have a spooktacular Halloween!
Raissa

Suzy said...

Amazingly cool poem. I love garage sales, too! Thank you for the party!
Great music, too!

http://vivalayardsale.blogspot.com/2009/10/hauntingly-magical-celebration.html

Rhonda Roo said...

How sweet! I love a man who writes poetry, and now the spider is forever immortalized!
Thank you for dropping by the Treehouse witch named annabelle, because it prompted me to come here and get lost in all your fascinating posts...I like the way you think, and I'm so glad you gave me the info of Good witch and the sequel because I am looking for good halloween movies and finding it hard to find any on TV!
I love Turner Classic Movies, but i seem to miss most of the scary ones somehow. LOVE Hitchcock, and Vincent Price, and oh! Bell Book & Candle-a remake! That ought to be interesting!
Thanks again and have a olvely Halloween!

Christine Edwards said...

Still partying well into the next day. Creepy poem. Thanks for stopping by my dinner party...sorry we didn't make it to the main course. ;-> The plates I got a gift store in Lake Geneva, WI. It was four-plate dessert/appetizer set, two bat, two spider, from Tag. Someone else asked about them too and I found them online here
http://www.theweedpatchstore.com/weedpatchproducts/hallowsevedotappetizerplate.html Happy Haunting!

Snap said...

Fun blog! That's one exciting garage sale! Happy Halloween Extravaganza!

Heather said...

Lovely spooky Blog!!!

Please stop by my party and giveaway!

http://littlebearries.blogspot.com/2009/10/come-in-come-in.html

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