Life is a Web

January 4, 2012
By swiftheart GOLD, Houston, Texas
swiftheart GOLD, Houston, Texas
17 articles 5 photos 83 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If someone were to pay you 10 cents for every kind word you ever spoke and collect 5 cents for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor?"


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.


The author's comments:
This sad yet calming piece will surely make you think of life in a whole new way.

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on Jun. 7 2012 at 2:27 am
sgdaniels67 BRONZE, Aurora, Colorado
3 articles 0 photos 9 comments
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! 

on Jan. 18 2012 at 11:57 am
swiftheart GOLD, Houston, Texas
17 articles 5 photos 83 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If someone were to pay you 10 cents for every kind word you ever spoke and collect 5 cents for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor?"

Thank you, glad i was able to pass the message. :D

Chrysaora GOLD said...
on Jan. 15 2012 at 6:22 pm
Chrysaora GOLD, Providence Forge, Virginia
10 articles 2 photos 63 comments
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!

on Jan. 10 2012 at 6:13 am
swiftheart GOLD, Houston, Texas
17 articles 5 photos 83 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If someone were to pay you 10 cents for every kind word you ever spoke and collect 5 cents for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor?"

Thanks acastillo

Acastillo GOLD said...
on Jan. 8 2012 at 10:36 pm
Acastillo GOLD, Phoenix, Arizona
11 articles 0 photos 114 comments

Favorite Quote:
Just because you have flaws, doesn't mean you aren't beautiful ~Zayn Malik

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

on Jan. 8 2012 at 8:00 pm
SeizeTheDay SILVER, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
7 articles 0 photos 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
Carpe Diem (Seize the day).

Beautiful! Really made me think.. Keep up the awesome work! :)

on Jan. 8 2012 at 7:59 pm
HiddenAngelInTheDark PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
39 articles 0 photos 179 comments

Favorite Quote:
Theres so many that I can't pick sorry

Nice work swift it's amazing and you are right


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