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Caught yet again in the trap of life
Ensnared in a tangled net
A tangled net I have woven for myself
Slowly I begin to claw my way out
Only to find I am making more knots
I am driven though
Driven to make sense of this chaos
Driven to find some sort of escape from it all
Right now my net may be getting tighter
But I will find a way out
Even if it takes me all my life!

© 2012 Shannon

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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

I can relate to your poem, there is always a way out, hopefully...Thanks for the follow. Happy to follow a person who writes poetry, my passion...

Cheers


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you! I wrote that some 10 to 12 years ago, but it always seems to still apply. I keep looking for a way out or a way back up every time I fall, though it many times it seems easier to just give up.


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ahorseback 3 years ago

shanmarie , you will my girl , you will find your way ! Very nice write !


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, and thanks for reading. :)


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ahorseback 3 years ago

I just read this again ,, Shan .......hey don't stop writing ,....You are awesome !.......:-}


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Wow...how lucky am I that you'd choose to read it not once but twice? Thanks, Ed.


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ahorseback 3 years ago

Shan , I 'm telling you ! You are a wicked poet !


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James-wolve 3 years ago from Morocco

So beautiful,clever and profound.You will find a way out.Voted out!


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ahorseback 3 years ago

See !


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Well, thank you. I appreciate the compliment very much, Ed.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Oh, there is always a way out, James! Just a matter of time. Of that, I'm always certain. :)


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Aha, yes, I see! More compliments very much appreciated, too. Your encouragement is priceless, truly.


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tnderhrt23 3 years ago

shanmarie, I, too relate to your piece! Life is, indeed, a tangled web, and I spend alot of time just trying to figure out how I got here and how to make sense of it all! Nice job, here!


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks! I usually know how I got myself into certain entanglements. . .its the untangling that can be the problem.


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dghbrh 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Best wishes to your....and i am sure you are about to find your way out very soon..God bless you.....sharing and votes ++++++++++++


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you so much for the votes and for sharing, dghbrh! God bless you as well. :)


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

I really liked this and the photo you chose was an excellent accompaniment.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, FlourishAnyway! That's actually one I probably wrote over a decade ago. It took me awhile to find a photo for that one that was not so dreary as perhaps a spiders web and its meal might be. ;)


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billybuc 6 months ago from Olympia, WA

Your first work here at HP? I always like to go back and see where it all started...early on your showed promise and your characteristic style of brutal honesty.


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shanmarie 6 months ago from Texas Author

Yeah. The first one I published, I think. I wrote that one in high school, though, I think, or early college. But it's always been one of my favorites. Thanks for finding the this old hub ,Bill.

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