The Promised Ring


When I was on parental leave, one of my workmates sent an email to ask how things are going from my end. We happily shared what kept us busy while I was off work.

She can not help but share as well that she had been engaged. My heart leapt excitedly as I heard of the happy news. She now wears a beautiful gem that is a symbol of their engagement which apparently was a promise ring for her.

When I went back to work, she took a 5-week holiday touring around Europe with her fiancee. She was glowing with joy when she came back from the trip.

Ahh! Love! It just transforms people!

“WELCOME To My Home”, Said The Spider


As we gather from the famed poem about the Spider and the Fly; about the seduction, the web of lies it spins and the hollow commitments from the Spider while it draws itself stealthily closer and beckons WELCOME to the unsuspecting Fly.

Are these characteristics of the Spider imitated and perpetuated between humans in all conditions of relationships?
Most of us would consider being welcomed in the Spider’s web as having attained a safe haven of personal joy wherein a budding friendship develops into a romantic tryst, a relationship that heralds the sights of marriage as being within reach.

The sad truth proves it otherwise because the Spider’s web is complete and ready to fulfill its ignominious goal when the Welcome is made.

The “Spider” displays a twisted appreciation for the “Fly’s” chivalrous acts of kindness and love. On seeing the curvaceous, pulsating and sexy behind of the Spider, the Fly makes its eager entrance only to endure the throes of death through immobility.

Twisted because the “Spider” wove not a web of succor but one that is intended to asphyxiate the ensnared “Fly”.
As the Spider lays on top of the motionless Fly, sipping its vital fluids and feasting on it, the Spider spins a cocoon around the remains. A cocoon it must weave to serve as an absolution and make believe that life still goes on.
What has happened to the spidery welcome soon belongs to a thing of misadventure or better still, it was predestined without the need to feel any guilt. Something that most humans, if not all, subscribe to for ill fated romances when that occur.

It is but a gainful need of survival as the call of the law of the jungle will have it – that only the fleetest with deceit and cunning will survive.

And the sexy bottomed Spider gives its behind another sexy shake, scrambles to a vantage point of its Web and waits for another seduction.

Originally published on December 24, 2012.

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