Spider's Dance

April 16, 2010
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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

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IvyVine said...
May 24, 2010 at 1:24 pm
amazing! Its got a wonderful flow to it!
Kandabear replied...
May 26, 2010 at 11:44 am
Thank you :) I don't normally write poetry.
Hannah Y. said...
May 21, 2010 at 10:26 pm
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
Kandabear replied...
May 26, 2010 at 11:44 am
Omg really?!?! :D Thank you so much! That really makes my day ^^
sunnyhunny This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 19, 2010 at 2:37 pm
Really great.  I mean it.  I love the part about her gathering the strands of her existence in her arms.
Kandabear replied...
May 20, 2010 at 7:53 am
Thank you for the comment =)
...Hopeless... said...
May 17, 2010 at 10:28 am
Wow...I really liked this, you're very talented!!  Amazing work!
Kandabear replied...
May 20, 2010 at 7:53 am
Thank you my faithful reader ^^
flyweel said...
May 16, 2010 at 10:54 am
That was really good! I saw the spider the whole time.
Kandabear replied...
May 17, 2010 at 9:59 am
Thank you so much! That's kind of you. I worked to make the illusion as vivid as I could.
SUPERMANDwightHoward replied...
May 18, 2010 at 7:10 pm
I love it the personification is amazing, I saw the spider the entire time
Kandabear replied...
May 20, 2010 at 7:54 am
Haha thanks so much SUPERMANdh. lol. I plan on reading your reaper pieces asap
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