A spider, an ant and a fly

I have just painted a window sill with a bright white paint that immediately attracted three of my neighbours with suicidal tendencies.

Oh why, and oh why, and oh why
Did a spider, an ant and a fly
Decide they would stick
To wet paint, laid on thick?
Well, they did, and so now they will die . . .

How could I have saved these poor things
(Twenty legs, three black bodies, two wings)?
P’rhaps I’ll put up a sign
Of a special design
That will tell what such recklessness brings:

“O arachnids and insects, be wise,
Be careful and use all your eyes.
Don’t ever alight
On my Pure Brilliant White
For it’s death to ants, spiders and flies.”

[Image: buildbase.co.uk]
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