Casting Webs …

Casting Webs…

By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee


Photos taken of old Photos of me, us thru time 040

Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka @grannygee



Look, there he goes on that brand new car

See that big smile on his face

He’s looking at those girls he just passed by

Pretending he is looking straight ahead


He’s going to catch him one

That’s why he drives his brand new car

It’s candy apple red, sure to please

He’s casting his web, sure he’ll catch something


Catch something… he does

A beauty with blonde hair, blue eyes

A big smile on her face, pearly whites showing

Her hair blows in the wind, as she tosses it back


This man must be rich to afford a car like this

I’m going to catch him, though he thinks he caught me

Caught me… he has cast his web

Using his brand new car as bait to lure me


She lowers her eyes, acts sweet and shy

While he sits there driving, boasting of all he has

They are both after something… both unknowingly

Are casting webs, he to catch her… she to catch him


When he stops the car, they look into each other’s eyes

Let’s get married, we both know what we want

She thinks he has lots of money, he thinks she’s sweet

They go get married… not long, the honeymoon’s over


I’ve got to let this new car go back, I can’t pay bills

As long as I have to pay this high payment on it

I don’t have the money you think I have

She looks at him with evil in her eyes


I’m not as sweet as you thought I was

I just wanted your brand new car

You cast your web, I cast mine

Neither of us… caught anything


I’m tired of being a spider he thought

It’s time to go fishing in the sea

He bought a boat and wore his speedo

No more casting webs, it was time to cast… fishing lures!


Everyone knows there’s more than one fish in the sea

Isn’t that what we are all told, every day of our life?

Catch one, throw one back… there’s always another one

If that one don’t taste good… you don’t have to keep it


He caught a whale of a woman

Who wanted to ride his boat

She didn’t care if he had a car, or not

She turned out to be really sweet


She didn’t require a whole lot

Only a little water to moisten her skin

She could get that in his bathtub

He didn’t have one… so, he had to toss her back into the sea


He didn’t have a car, a boat no more

He was out of web casting material

What was a poor man to do

At least he had on a good pair of walking shoes


He walked, and walked hundreds of miles

Tired, weary he stopped at a tent in the woods

He saw a woman, her shoulders slumped

From the weight of the world


Their eyes met… it was instant love

No one had a net to cast out to catch the other

Only their eyes told the other what they wanted to know

They walked off into the beautiful sunset… lived happy ever after


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