Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Perceived Offence--By Ralph Stott--England

The Perceived Offence

The spider in the glass
Rode upon your name
An envelope was its carriage
This window was its frame

In the garden it dropped
There upon the grass
Its muddy feet vacated
Gone from the house at last

But on my quick return
You were there to ask
On which paper had it stood
To complete this small task

I showed this envelope
You showed your disgust
For spiders feet had trampled
On my name you did cuss

Ralph Stott was born in Kent, England in 1957. He is married and has two daughters.  He studied design at the Medway College of Design in the mid-70's. Expressing ideas through the written/visual media, has always interested him. Ralph began to dedicate more time to poetry with The Writers and Poetry Alliance, in particular the 'Stylists' forum, over the last 3 years. He has self published one book called Legends For Lunchtime; a collection of short stories and has a second book pending called Twist and Twist Again, which is a collection of Twister poems, a form he created.


  1. Ralph, you had me in suspense. Very well written and I love the final verse. No one wants their name to be trampled. That is quite thought-provoking. Best wishes, Carolyn

  2. Thank you for stopping by. I never go looking for things to write about, they all happen in front of our eyes! Glad you enjoyed my poem, ralph.

  3. Dear Ralph:

    Such a witty one. Oh those spider prints on either name made me wince. Very original and nicely written.


  4. Thank you Kathy for your comment. The original title was The Good Deed. Sometimes our best intentions cause conflict, albeit unintentionaly! Hence the new title! best wishes ralph.

  5. Dear Ralph,

    Thank you for your kind comments you left for other writers today. Your support and encouragement help make this writing community possible. It's a pleasure to publish your poetry. Keep up the good writing!


  6. Thank you, Richard Sponaugle, for the following comment--

    Unique, holds interest til the end, and the finale is very good.