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Life is a Web

Life is a web,
A web of constant beginnings.
With the end of one comes a beginning,
never truly ending, never subsiding.
Life is cauldron of darkness,
An abode for all that is unholy.

We are haunted by the truth,
The truth that is our past, present, and future.
We are trapped in an everlasting web,
We are never free, never at peace.
Not even death can bring about our liberty.

Try if you will,
Illusion is all you know.
There is no such thing as freedom,
There is no such thing as will.
Life is an illusion,
Life is web.

You try to escape the inevitable truth,
Only to be tangled within its web.
We are never to leave, never to know truth.
Life is a web,
A web of lies and fear.

You contemplate your life,
You deny the truth.
You fall deeper into the web,
The web that is lie, illusion, and fear
The web that is life.



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sgdaniels67 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 7, 2012 at 2:27 am:
This poem was really well written, the details flowed and all. I am glad that I read it. You have a good sense of bringing forth imagery and theme together as an underlying message. Great job! 
 
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Chrysaora said...
Jan. 15, 2012 at 6:22 pm:
I see what you mean about seeing the life in a new way; this is a good poem, and I look forward to reading more!
 
swifthearth replied...
Jan. 18, 2012 at 11:57 am :
Thank you, glad i was able to pass the message. :D
 
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Acastillo said...
Jan. 8, 2012 at 10:36 pm:
Love it swift! It really did get me thinking and i could understand exactly what you were talking about. See I pinky promised I would! :) 5/5 stars
 
swifthearth replied...
Jan. 10, 2012 at 6:13 am :
Thanks acastillo
 
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SeizeTheDay said...
Jan. 8, 2012 at 8:00 pm:
Beautiful! Really made me think.. Keep up the awesome work! :)
 
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HiddenAngelInTheDarkThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 8, 2012 at 7:59 pm:
Nice work swift it's amazing and you are right
 
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