Spiders help keep other insects under control.

Our homes are cleaner due to the web patrol.

Creepy and terrifying, the eight-legged critter

Spins a sticky web and picks up other insects that litter.

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Spiders are an old symbol of mystery, power and growth.

Arachnophobia will emerge as a symptom of spider loath.

Just as the spider weaves its web, we must spin our life.

Natural evolution brings us forward through the strife.

Don't disturb the spider, or you may suffer a spider bite.

The venom may be benign or can cause a fright.

The Post Bulletin publishes poetry by local and area writers every Monday. Send poems to Meredith Williams at life@postbulletin.com.