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Playing Too Much Spider Solitaire Can Cause An Acute Mental Delirium- Poem

I love to rhyme, therefor, I write poetry and if my muse is awake I love to write short stories. My name is Ruby. I am a retired RN.

He's the one I talked to

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If a spider begins to talk to you, maybe it's time to see a Doc.

I sit here playing a game on my computer known as spider solitaire

I've beat it so many times the spiders are beginning to stare

Now one has started crawling out of my laptop

I'm wondering when in the H is he going to stop?

I guess he feels caged up like I do

Who would have ' thunk ' it, I need company so badly, usually I'd step on him with my shoe

Instead, I welcome him, come here little spider can I get you something to eat?

He stops, rolls over and says, " Sure give me a treat "

I'm racking my brain trying to figure out what he'd like

I take a chance and give him a bite

He says, " Ice cream, are you nuts, we spiders like flies caught in a web

Now you get off your butt and find me a cobweb. "

Post note- I've been caged up in my home for days, My mind is not stable, I'm seeing things. What do you think?


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Comments

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 23, 2020:

Hello Suchismita. Nice to see you, Happy I made you smile. That was my goal. Thank you.

Suchismita Pradhan from India on April 23, 2020:

Lovely poem.I simply loved it.You made me smile.keep writing.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 05, 2020:

Hello Genna. I can't imagine writing this since I'm afraid of spiders! I'm happy it made you laugh. We need all the laughter we can get.. Take care, it's got to get better!

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on April 05, 2020:

Oh Ruby -- that photo made me jump! Lol! I've been working from home (long hours), and know exactly how you feel. But I haven't seen any spiders...yet. Such a cute poem...thank you for the laughter, dear friend.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 01, 2020:

Hi Mar. It's so good to see you. I am ok just bored. I hope you are ok dear one. Thank you my friend.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 01, 2020:

Hello Aishatu. Nice to meet you. Happy you enjoyed. Thank you.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 01, 2020:

Thank you Brenda for sharing this, yes, we all need to laugh.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 01, 2020:

Hello Brenda. I thought we needed to laugh so I sat down to play my game and this little ditty came and woke my muse up. So glad you like it.

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on March 31, 2020:

Thanks for the smiles at this stressful time, dear Ruby.

Hoping you are staying healthy. Love you, mar

Anya Ali from Rabwah, Pakistan on March 31, 2020:

Loved it! Thank you for posting it here!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 30, 2020:

Ruby,

I shared this one.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=132045...?sfnsn=mo

We all need a good laugh.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 30, 2020:

Ruby,

This one is so cute. I love it.

I can relate.

I've been thinking about creating an imaginary friend.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 30, 2020:

Hi Nell. I still play spider, hoping the little dude will come out to play. LOL Good for you having a spider friend. We need help!

Nell Rose from England on March 30, 2020:

lol! I know the feeling! In fact, even in normal circumstances, I talk to Fred my permanent kitchen spider. He sits in the corner by the window staring at me. My hubby said to kill him, but I have learned over the years that if I do, another takes his place within a couple of days! lol! It must be a good spot! loved the poem!

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 29, 2020:

William, I hate to say it, but I think you need to see a Doctor. I suggest a shrink. I made an appointment to see one tomorrow. I hated to in a way. I liked that little dude who wanted a cobweb. Hee

William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on March 29, 2020:

I see thousands of spiders crawling out of my shower drain. Do you think I need help? Should I try therapy? What do you think?

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 29, 2020:

Hi Mark. I've never played scrabble on the internet, but I used to play in a scrabble club and I loved it. I will look up scrabble on the internet. Thanks for coming by.

Mark Tulin from Ventura, California on March 29, 2020:

It’s not you, Ruby. I get that way when I play internet Scrabble.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 29, 2020:

Thanks Ernel.

Sagacious Guy on March 28, 2020:

Too lovely and funny. Keep it up!

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 27, 2020:

Shauna, if I ever saw that spider I would run like the wind, but he was kinda cute when he asked for a treat. lol

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on March 27, 2020:

I'm just messing with you, Ruby. I used to play a lot of solitaire, too. But I don't like spiders, especially big hairy ones like you have at the top of this article.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 27, 2020:

Hi Shauna, no, I'm not housebound, but we're encouraged to stay at home. I worked in the yard for hours yesterday. Nothing is open here except Walmart. I have always played Spider Solitaire. I really enjoy it and I did play a lot of games when this nutty piece came into view. Thanks for coming by. Stay safe in Fl.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on March 27, 2020:

Maybe you should find another game, Ruby. I would totally freak out if the spider at the top of the page came out of my computer!

Ewwww!

You're not staying inside 24/7 are you? Surely you can go out for a walk or putter in your yard. You might like that. There are spiders out there too! LOL

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 27, 2020:

Hello Lora. I am glad my poem made you laugh, that was my purpose. Thank you much.

Lora Hollings on March 26, 2020:

An amusing and very witty poem, Ruby! At least I have pets that I can talk to and play with. I don't know about spiders, though. I can handle the make believe kind. An imaginary friend can sometimes preserve our sanity even if it does have eight legs. Spiders certainly deserve our respect. What about the great friend to Wilbur in Charlotte's Web? One of my favorite books. Good for you Ruby. You are expanding our minds with your exotic pets and your poem certainly made me laugh. Thank you!

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 26, 2020:

Hello Mitara. I absolutely love your comment, and I agree, we need to laugh. Thank you.

Mitara N from South Africa on March 26, 2020:

Brava! lol

What a fantastic reality, to all the we are confined to currently. Desperate times, calls for desperate measures of socialising.

Ruby, I absolutely love your piece, we all needed this...

Be safe always

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 26, 2020:

Hello Umesh. Thank you for your upbeat comment.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 26, 2020:

Devika, I've found that a game is a good thing to keep the mind from blowing, Thank you so much.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 26, 2020:

Aishatu. nice to meet you and thank you much

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on March 26, 2020:

Amusing and amazing.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 26, 2020:

I like spiders and reading this hub is a good change of thought

Anya Ali from Rabwah, Pakistan on March 26, 2020:

Good poem!

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 25, 2020:

Hi Bill. I guess I will give him a name, how about Spidey? Just a fun write to ease the stress of being housebound. We will get through this, stay well and thank you.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 25, 2020:

Hi Rinita. Spiders are kinda cute and people like different things, so I don't think you're odd. Happy you enjoyed my humorous tale. Thank you.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 25, 2020:

Hello Oscar, if I were you I'd stay inside. LOL Thanks for coming to read and comment.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 25, 2020:

What do I think? I think we can all relate. Give your imaginary friend a name and move on, my friend. lol

Stay safe and healthy!

Rinita Sen on March 25, 2020:

People hate me for this, but I love spiders. No, it's not because of spiderman.. haha. There's just something majestic about them, I feel. Thoroughly enjoyed your satirical poem.

Oscar Jones from Monroeville, Alabama on March 24, 2020:

spiders are scary.. every time i go out outside its seems I get caught in a web..

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 24, 2020:

Peggy, so far I haven't seen any Martians, just the smart aleck spider who blew my mind wide open. Don't worry I'll be ok when this c virus leaves. Thanks a million,

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 24, 2020:

Clive, I never believe anything a fly says, they're prone to telling lies, Wow fly and lie rhymes. I need a Doc. quick! So glad you came to read this nutty piece.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 24, 2020:

Haha! Your story is very creative, Ruby. Now, if you start seeing Martians coming out of your laptop, I will seriously get worried about you! (Smile)

Clive Williams from Jamaica on March 24, 2020:

No you not...I talked to a fly yesterday and he said he is hiding from you and your hungry spider.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 24, 2020:

Kyler, you made me laugh, and if a spider gets friendly, remember he doesn't like ice cream. lol Thanks a million....

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 24, 2020:

Hi Jason. Can you imagine a spider wanting a cobweb instead of ice cream? So glad you got a kick out of this nutty piece. Thanks for coming by.

Kyler J Falk from California on March 24, 2020:

I've been playing Solitaire since Windows 97, and not once in my life have I ever won a single game! Hopefully when it starts talking to me it gives me some constructive tips on how to actually win!

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 24, 2020:

Thanks John for answering my question. We can leave our houses, but we're asked not to. Ray has gone to Walmart, but I wish he wouldn't. Take care and start writing funny,

Jason Nicolosi from AZ on March 24, 2020:

Nice one Ruby. I really enjoyed it. It was delightful to read. You and Wilbur (from Charlotte's web) have something in common you both take to spiders ha, ha. Try not to go too stir-crazy. Stay healthy and safe.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on March 24, 2020:

Ruby, we can leave the house but are urged to stay in our own neighbourhoods, and state borders are closed. All non essential services have been shut down or restricted. I have to drive to a town two hours away tomorrow to pick my wife up from my son’s house but apart from that I won’t be going anywhere.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 24, 2020:

Hi John. I agree. Writing takes the sting out of boredom, so get busy writing something funny. How is it there, are you able to go about? Thanks for coming to read this psycho piece.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 24, 2020:

Hi Pamela. Lordy I hope you're right. Even going to Walmart would be a thrill. lol Happy you thought it was funny. Thanks so much.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on March 24, 2020:

It’s better to write anything than nothing, Ruby, and this was a bit of light-hearted fun. It’s easy to go stir crazy stuck at home so we need to do something..spider solitaire, Words With Friends..whatever. I tend to let most spiders be these days too.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 24, 2020:

This is so funny, ruby. What is wrong with spider solitare? I hope you can hold it together for a bit longer as surely this will come to an end at some point. LOL!

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on March 24, 2020:

Hi Manatita. I think I played about 10 times when I started making friends with the spider. lol I needed a laugh and hopefully my hub friends do too. I am well, just bored. Glad you liked this. I'm trying not to drift. lol You can be so funny. I love it...

manatita44 from london on March 24, 2020:

Stay with us, don't drift, but you are allowed to be light-hearted and give us Joy, my sweet, The doc probably needs some 'laugh' time too. Cheers.

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