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The water swirls
It makes me choke.
It fills my lungs
Like black hot smoke.

The porcelain white
Is all I see.
Why am I so hated?
Why don't they let me be?

I do no harm,
No intentional pain.
I build my webs,
I flee from rain.

But the last water
That I shall taste,
Is murky and tinted,
Once filled with waste.

As my last breaths are breathed,
My last thoughts thought,
I am scared and quite cold,
Much like the flies I once caught.

But perhaps in my next life
A spider I won't be.
Perhaps I'll be the human,
Flushing another version of me.

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caedanse said...
Apr. 4, 2011 at 9:08 am:
love it~ thank you for adding their perspective.
 
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Tiffanie M. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 10:44 pm:
This poem..
wow...
Are the bugs literal, or are you shooting for a slight metaphor?
 
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izz123 said...
Nov. 5, 2009 at 8:43 pm:
This is an amazing poem. It makes me never want to step on a bug again, and pictures death for every creature. the rhyming part really added to it. great job :)
 
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Electricity This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 30, 2009 at 5:00 pm:
Awe! I have arachnidphbia, and this poem opened my eyes to a spider's point of view. Without seeing a spider now, I have some sympathy for the poore things. Alas, when I see one, I want to kill it, because it scares me so much. I wish I could get over that fear now. This poem sets a spider in a different light to me now. Great job!
 
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Jordon. said...
Oct. 16, 2009 at 3:56 pm:
this is an awesome poem.
well done (:
 
PrettyMartian replied...
Oct. 25, 2009 at 1:16 pm :
I really loved that. It was really captivating.
 
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