Mercy

She Asked Me to Kill the Spider
by Rudy Francisco

She asked me to kill the spider.
Instead, I get the most
peaceful weapons I can find.

I take a cup & a napkin,
I catch the spider, put it outside
and allow it to walk away.

If I am ever caught in the wrong place
at the wrong time, just being alive
and not bothering anyone

I hope I am greeted
with the same kind
of mercy.

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  1. I’ve used to do that all the time as a child. When told to swat a fly or kill a spider, quite easy tasks, I chose to take the long way of trap, capture, and release. Nice to find a great poem about it. By the way please join my blog too, with notifications, if you find it interesting – let’s grow together!😊

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  2. when I was younger, I instantly killed bugs! But since meeting you, dear heart, I try to save every one!!! thank you!

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  3. I’m going to reblog this from the email notification, since all the words on your site proper are still blanked out on my Android. A peaceful day to you

    On Sat, Apr 18, 2020, 5:17 AM Abbie’s Tree House wrote:

    > Abbie’s Tree House posted: “She Asked Me to Kill the Spider by Rudy > Francisco She asked me to kill the spider. Instead, I get the most peaceful > weapons I can find. I take a cup & a napkin, I catch the spider, put it > outside and allow it to walk away. If I am ever caught ” >

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    • Maybe Android doesn’t like it when I indent things.
      My computer died, and while I wait for the stimulus check I’m using a twenty-year-old laptop with a lightweight Linux distro. I know all about things being a little wonky. 😉

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      • I think the creativity gene comes with a techno-stoopitity gene piggybacking on it 😅

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