Stories For Thing

The Spider and The Thing

on August 19, 2012

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Once upon a time
In a corner far far away
Lived an angry young spider
Aptly called Vijay

Eight long legs Vijay had
Spindly, hairy, strong
And everywhere Vijay went
He broke into a song

But he only sang when he was happy
And he wasn’t happy today
For he was an angry young spider
A spider called Vijay

“Where’s this Thing?”, He roared suddenly
At the bugs and at the flies
He stomped his feet, he shook his web
He glared with all his eyes

“What thing, dear sir are you looking for?”
“Nothing is missing here today”
“Here’s your silk and there’s your corner”
and there’s Miss Muffet’s Curd and Whey.

“BUT WHERE IS THIS THING?” He bellowed
“THIS GIRL WHO DOESN’T LOVE A SPIDER”
“GO FORTH AND SEARCH ALL CORNERS” He ordered
“RETURN NOT UNTIL YOU FIND HER”

So all the bugs and all the flies
And insects big and small
Poked every nook and corner
And every window, every wall.

And then they found The Thing, there she was
Dancing with her mum
They waited for her with bated breath
And begged her to come

To come with them to the angry young spider
The spider called Vijay
To come and explain why she doesn’t like them
To come and save the day

You see, the Thing was a nice little lady
She wanted to help the bugs
So she told her mama, she’ll be back soon
And sealed the promise with some hugs

They left for Vijay’s corner
The Thing, the bugs and their breeds
They jumped and hopped and sang and danced
and raced with the centipedes

Vijay, they found, in his corner
Angry Vijay, young and bold
Thing stopped singing
and hopping and dancing
and racing
and stared at Vijay, her manners cold.

“What do you want?”, She asked
“Why trouble these bugs and flies?”
Angry Vijay grew angrier
and rolled up half his eyes.

“I read something about you,
On how you love centipedes and bugs,
but why, o why, do you dislike spiders?
DO WE NOT DESERVE YOUR LOVE, YOUR HUGS?”

“WE SPIN AND WEAVE BEAUTIFUL WEBS
SILVERY AND SUBLIME
WE SING (I DO) WE DANCE WE ARE MERRY
AND WE EVEN SAVE THE WORLD (Sometimes)”

The bugs and the flies and the centipedes looked stumped
As the Thing pondered for a while
And moments later Thing broke
Broke into a gigantic smile

She pulled Vijay into a bear hug
A bear hug for a spider
Angry Vijay was angry no more
Just young and hairy and brighter

They sang and danced and sang and danced,
“Chali chali phir chali”
Till it was time for the Thing to go
“Chali ishq ki hawa chali”

She kissed Vijay on his cheek (he had only two of those)
Said Goodbye to the bugs and spider
The jolly spider who wasn’t angry no more
and who lived hairly every after?

By Tantanoo


2 Responses to “The Spider and The Thing”

  1. I generally am not a poetry fan, but this was awesome!

  2. Tantanoooooo – super name for kiddy literature writer 🙂 Very super pottrey!

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