The web of life

“Come” said the spider.
“And sit down beside me.”
“I am not a fly!”
And passed on by…
Each day
She’d call.
Her jewelled web beckoned;
A place of rest
For my weary body…
But I was too wise.
Time joined together
And it seemed
I stood still;
Mesmerised by
Her facetted eyes…
“Ah my child
So tired so tired”
And so she set about
And spun me a couch…
All my worry seemed for naught;
Her concern
Oh such bliss
No need to move
So I lay where I stood…
Time passed…
Such peace
Such quiet
All of a sudden
My reverie disturbed
An angry fly shouts;
“What are you doing?
This isn’t your time
Get out
I looked dreamily at
The fly and
Wondered at all the fuss
Persisting he landed on my nose
“You must move or
You’ll die!”
Well that caught my attention!
I tried to take
A deep breath
But it seemed
My mouth wouldn’t open
My chest constricted
By the strangest binding…
I strained my arms
But they; like my legs,
Seemed pinned…
Fear nicked at
The edges…
‘Am I caught?”
All I could move
Was my eyes
And they beseeched the spider
“Please release me…”
A cackle issued forth
From a fanged black hole
Of my mind…
With eyes blazed red
It said; ”By all means
But it seemed the more I struggled
The more enmeshed I became.
Awareness finally dawned
The last vestige of me
Realised that
My body was no longer mine
To do as I bid…
Trapped inside I thought;
“It was my time
My couch of comfort
My temple
My body
Had become my tomb…”
With my last breath
I thanked the fly
And bid him adieu
He rose up with
A look of regret…
The cycle of life

22nd January

The web of life


Joined April 2011

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i woke with the first few lines…
there is a time for everything. we are are not immortal. this is a poem about that
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