Spider's Dance

April 16, 2010
By Kandabear SILVER, East Bend, North Carolina
Kandabear SILVER, East Bend, North Carolina
7 articles 0 photos 94 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I went insane from long intervals of sanity." - Edgar Allan Poe
"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say but what we are unable to say." - Unknown
"You must say drunk on writing so that reality can not destory you." - Ray Bradbury


Her hands work with sickly delicacy
To restore the tattered frays
Her home is gone and world lost
And she is battered and fragile
She gathers the strands
Of her existence in her arms

Gracefully she dances
Weaving life again in the destruction
Sorrow persuades her
But never halts her endeavor
She is never wrong
Only changes her mind
In the course of the struggle

She spins her web
Of truth and lies
Crestfallen but not trodden
She spins her life again
Of rebirth, Of dreams, Of madness
Until she finishes
And her hands stop
And solitude is her treasured company

The author's comments:
This piece is dedicated to my mother. I was asked in a class to write a piece using personification to represent, through an animal, someone I knew or myself. I chose a spider and my mother. It might seem strange but I believe that my work depicts the spider's ability to surpass destruction well, which reflects my mother's strength. Thank you. Hope you enjoy.

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on May. 26 2010 at 11:44 am
Kandabear SILVER, East Bend, North Carolina
7 articles 0 photos 94 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I went insane from long intervals of sanity." - Edgar Allan Poe
"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say but what we are unable to say." - Unknown
"You must say drunk on writing so that reality can not destory you." - Ray Bradbury

Omg really?!?! :D Thank you so much! That really makes my day ^^

on May. 26 2010 at 11:44 am
Kandabear SILVER, East Bend, North Carolina
7 articles 0 photos 94 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I went insane from long intervals of sanity." - Edgar Allan Poe
"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say but what we are unable to say." - Unknown
"You must say drunk on writing so that reality can not destory you." - Ray Bradbury

Thank you :) I don't normally write poetry.

IvyVine SILVER said...
on May. 24 2010 at 1:24 pm
IvyVine SILVER, Unknown, Indiana
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amazing! Its got a wonderful flow to it!

on May. 21 2010 at 10:26 pm
RawyaAviva SILVER, Tuolumne, California
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Favorite Quote:
"I wake up every morning determined to change the world and have one heck of a good time . Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult."-E. B. White

Beatiful! I love how lyrical this is yet without losing any power. Your mom sounds like she is a very strong indivual. I am tagging it as a favorite

on May. 20 2010 at 7:54 am
Kandabear SILVER, East Bend, North Carolina
7 articles 0 photos 94 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I went insane from long intervals of sanity." - Edgar Allan Poe
"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say but what we are unable to say." - Unknown
"You must say drunk on writing so that reality can not destory you." - Ray Bradbury

Haha thanks so much SUPERMANdh. lol. I plan on reading your reaper pieces asap

on May. 20 2010 at 7:53 am
Kandabear SILVER, East Bend, North Carolina
7 articles 0 photos 94 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I went insane from long intervals of sanity." - Edgar Allan Poe
"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say but what we are unable to say." - Unknown
"You must say drunk on writing so that reality can not destory you." - Ray Bradbury

Thank you my faithful reader ^^

on May. 20 2010 at 7:53 am
Kandabear SILVER, East Bend, North Carolina
7 articles 0 photos 94 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I went insane from long intervals of sanity." - Edgar Allan Poe
"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say but what we are unable to say." - Unknown
"You must say drunk on writing so that reality can not destory you." - Ray Bradbury

Thank you for the comment =)

on May. 19 2010 at 2:37 pm
sunnyhunny PLATINUM, Litchfield, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
-Ghandi

Really great.  I mean it.  I love the part about her gathering the strands of her existence in her arms.

We-R-3 BRONZE said...
on May. 18 2010 at 7:10 pm
We-R-3 BRONZE, Orlando, Florida
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A picture is worth a thousand words, however it takes a real artist to turn words into pictures.

Have you heard about the new Lebron Iphone, you have to set it on vibrate because it doesn't have any rings

I love it the personification is amazing, I saw the spider the entire time

on May. 17 2010 at 10:28 am
.Escape.From.This.Afterlife. GOLD, Short Hills, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"bad blood is more satisfying to spill across the floor..."

Wow...I really liked this, you're very talented!!  Amazing work!

on May. 17 2010 at 9:59 am
Kandabear SILVER, East Bend, North Carolina
7 articles 0 photos 94 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I went insane from long intervals of sanity." - Edgar Allan Poe
"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say but what we are unable to say." - Unknown
"You must say drunk on writing so that reality can not destory you." - Ray Bradbury

Thank you so much! That's kind of you. I worked to make the illusion as vivid as I could.

Thorn BRONZE said...
on May. 16 2010 at 10:54 am
Thorn BRONZE, Baltimore, Maryland
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That was really good! I saw the spider the whole time.




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