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Crawling Brunhilda

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(With Apologies to the Billabong Set)


In my basement bathroom
As I plopped down on the 'throne,'
A blur none too distant!
What could it be?
A large brown spider
Climbing up the eastern wall!
You'll come, o crawling Brunhilda, with me!

Crawling Brunhilda!
Crawling Brunhilda!
You'll come, o crawling Brunhilda, with me!
A large brown spider
Climbing up the eastern wall!
You'll come, o crawling Brunhilda, with me!

I don't kill spiders,
At least, I don't any more.
God made all spiders, hence, my mercy!
Still, I won't have one
Crawling up my bathroom wall!
You'll come, o crawling Brunhilda, with me!

Crawling Brunhilda!
Crawling Brunhilda!
You'll come, o crawling Brunhilda, with me!
I won't have spiders
Crawling up my bathroom wall!
You'll come, o crawling Brunhilda, with me!

Out comes a plastic
Now-delabled jelly jar.
Off comes the lid,
I approach stealthily...
Over the spider it goes,
Mustn't crush the legs!
You'll come, o crawling Brunhilda, with me!

Crawling Brunhilda!
Crawling Brunhilda!
You'll come, o crawling Brunhilda, with me!
Over the spider
I place my plastic jelly jar...
You'll come, o crawling Brunhilda, with me!

I shift the jar,
She jumps in panic off the wall!
Down comes the lid, so she can't bite or flee!
Outside, in summer,
Or to eat gnats off houseplants,
You'll come, o crawling Brunhilda, with me!

Crawling Brunhilda!
Crawling Brunhilda!
You'll come, o crawling Brunhilda, with me!
Outside, in summer,
Or to eat gnats off houseplants,
You'll come, o crawling Brunhilda, with me!
At times, we all have unwanted housemates.  I always wonder what this variety is eating.  I do release them on their own recognizance.  You slip very thin cardboard under the ones on the floor, then invert the jar.  They prefer being Number 8 to Number 6.
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Leonca's avatar
Brunhilda sounds like the perfect name for the giant wolf spider I rescued from the cats. Granted it was released a block away from the house. :XD:
MensjeDeZeemeermin's avatar
LOL! 'Catch and VERY GINGERLY release.'

So glad you liked my silly song. :)
mplumb's avatar
If that was an Australian spider it would had picked you up and put you outside. Wink/Razz 
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austin-dern's avatar

A funny bit there. Thanks.

MensjeDeZeemeermin's avatar
Just repaying one of the thousands of smiles you've brought me. Thank YOU.
stillarebel's avatar
I get them in my bathroom sometimes.Big brown suckers an inch and a half or two inches acrost. They jump at you. They die,but your poem is cute.
MensjeDeZeemeermin's avatar
I wonder if that's how Hank Williams Sr. learned how to yodel?  Thank you!
stillarebel's avatar
They don't make me yodel, but they get my attention when I reach for the washcloth and there is a two inch spider under it
scarletwhite's avatar
It is a funny poem with a centain song rhythm.

Glad she wasnt killed
MensjeDeZeemeermin's avatar
She wasn't thrilled, either. :) Thank you. 
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