Spiderwebs of Love

In life, it seems, we build our bonds with tenuous threads

How easily they break and those tears are shed

Together the web they weave stands strong and sure

A beautiful masterpiece so full of allure

But one by one they fall apart

Something breaks that fragile piece of art

It can be repaired, perhaps stronger than before

Yet it's so often thrown away rather than restored

Because, unlike a spiderweb that's torn,

It takes two to build the bond once more

It's enough to make one wonder why we weave at all

Never get too comfortable - it's not that hard to fall


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MartieCoetser 2 years ago from South Africa

The web of a spider is a profound metaphor for relationships of all kinds, although relationships require 2 and in the case of families even more weavers.


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ImKarn23 2 years ago

Darling, me thinks you might attract the wrong kind of folk. Perhaps you're an empath - attracting the broken, the needy, the selfish?

We can't change anyone other than ourselves.

Beware, people have many faces. Make sure you see more than one of them.

Tight hugs - from a friendxx


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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Wonderfully done. This was just great.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Hi Martie! Yes, it is for relationships of a ki.ds and family bonds as a whole do take more than two weavers, but for one on one bonds of any kind, it is still ultimately just the rwo that weave the thread.


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Excellent metaphor using the spider web to refer to our many relationships, especially the one-on-one relationship such as a once close friend. I think Leslie has made a great observation about not being able to change the behavior or actions of others, but we can certainly change our own.

Superb poetry here, dear heart.

Up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

Hugs and blessings always


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

No Leslie, I am often the problem. If I trust enough to put my heart on my sleeve, I become the one that seems needy. It's nice to be able to expiss those things, but they also break bonds. Funny, too, that I wouldn't share those thoughts but in writing. Kinda foolish, huh?

People are just fickle in general, though. They come and go too easily. Left and right these days for various reasons. I pushed one dear friend away through faults of my own, but another just informed me she no longer wishes to be friends because of things someone else has done.

It's always in the back of my mind how fragile bonds are, yet I keep building more just to watch them break. I hate it when it happens to me. I hate watching it happen to others. It's just sad. In many of those cases, things like love, compassion, and understanding, forgiveness....simple discussion can mend the bonds. But, no. . .we just let go. It's why so few last a lifetime. And why those that do are so precious.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Eric, as always.


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ArtDiva 2 years ago from Yountville, CA

The trust that's broken, and too living in a throw-a-way society. Very nice.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Yes, Theresa, she makes a good point in that. It's just a little like being disillusioned. I'm supposed to let go and forget these bonds as if they weren't important to me. It's so against my nature. It's not that I can't let go. It's that it's just so unnecessary and unfair in most cases, or so it seems. People surrounded by others, yet still alone.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

That's it, ArtDiva, a throw away society. If it's broken, why fix it? Replace it.


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sallybea 2 years ago from Norfolk

Beautiful, thanks for sharing.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thak you, Sallybea.


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

I do understand, dear Shan, for that is a good example you stated in your comment. I know I have felt so alone when I was in a room full of people. Letting go is one of the hardest things we can do in this life, especially when it comes to our fragile hearts and friendships. Unfortunately, friendships come and go in this life, and sometimes we may never have a clue as to the why. However, we must not allow that to hinder us in making new friendships, no matter how long or short they last.

One time I suffered through the betrayal of a friend, and it had taken me such a long time to trust anyone again and become close, but the Lord revealed to me that is no way to live. However, healing does take as long as it takes.

Peace and hugs


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

Nice poem my friend and so heartfelt, whonu.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

You are right, and I recognize that is know way to live. So I will not. I would never want a harfened heart or I would miss all of the good.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, whonu.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Aha! Ha, Faith Reaper!!! I mean NO way to live. Thank God.for humor, too.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

Very good; enjoyed this.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, Jackie.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

I enjoyed this and for some reason can't help but think about those that are trapped in the web, bound up by it. That's just where my mind went this morning.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Aw, Flourish. I suppose that is part of it. Still, I think it breaks more eadily than binds.


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pstraubie48 2 years ago from sunny Florida

Sometimes the webs ensnare us...but we do not need to stay stuck in that place.

Thoughtfully expressed.

Angels are on the way to you ps


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Hi, pstraubie. No, no reason to stay stuck. Or to be consumed by it. I just find it sad that we just so easily let go instead of build better, stronger, more beautiful strands to connect two hearts.


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

Beautiful poetry with good counsel! Good work.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, MsDora! That brightened my day.


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lave 24 months ago

Nice, liked this.


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shanmarie 24 months ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Lave.


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Jo_Goldsmith11 23 months ago

I really enjoyed this beautifully profound poetry. You have an amazing talent! Thank you for the awesome beauty with re discovering love and hope! Up +++ and shared. Hugs & Blessings for you always..:-)


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tillsontitan 23 months ago from New York

I can only think to say this was touching. It touches us in a way the delicate silk of a spiderweb might. Beautiful Shanmarie. The best part is building again, there is always another chance.

Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.


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shanmarie 23 months ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Jo, for your kind words! Is it a talent? It almost seems too easy sometimes to put my thoughts or feelings to words. And sometimes, I don't like the result, though I do like this one. Thanks also for sharing. I appreciate it! Hugs and blessings to you too!


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shanmarie 23 months ago from Texas Author

Aw, tillsontitan, that comment touched me. Thank you for those beautiful words. Yes, it is good to rebuild, provided both people take the chance to do so. Otherwise, there is always beauty in building other bonds, too.


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AudreyHowitt 19 months ago from California

I do not know that life and love are ever too comfortable--both leave us vulnerable if we life them right--this piece goes inside for me--


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shanmarie 19 months ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Audrey. I think you are right about that.


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Jodah 19 months ago from Queensland Australia

Love this Shanmarie, don't know why it's taken me so long to find it. There i a lot of similarities between a spiderweb and life and love and this poem captures them perfectly. Well done. Voted up.


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shanmarie 19 months ago from Texas Author

Thanks, Jodah! It's okay. I have not been able to read hubs as often as I'd like to, so mine don't get read as often either. It's hard to keep up with everyone! Glad you found it now and that you enjoyed it.


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Missy Smith 16 months ago from Florida

Great way to describe building up life and how quickly it can be torn down. Spiderwebs are strong, but also very fragile as well just like life and love. It's a beautiful poem.


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shanmarie 16 months ago from Texas Author

Thank, Missy. What a beautiful comment.

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