Clinging to "a Spider's Strand"

Sparkle, vapor, shock

Crumpled sacrifices shorn to whispered, beleaguered mourn

Seeing in her blinded heart of daggers dull.

Sparkle, vapor, shock walking in thorns of sweet, faded femininity

I have my name, and her a scum-covered anonymity.


Laughing in mannequin's ear and sopping cold tears of a memory of years

She gazes, she coos, and I, such a filtered fool stained with shame, pain and booze

She left her word of walking back--to forsake another I knew

Liar. Such a crafted-liar. "I will ne'er cease from loving you."


Source

Finality faces of four

Old chair, my solace true. You can tell that a shattered soul isn't true.

Covering her name, eating her shame and timing the finality of my breath.

One, just one, almighty God, felt kiss and her shimmering touch I hate

Seeing dusty floors, bleeding doors, and the lies I lived to create.


One step, two steps, she makes. A ghost she appears to be. Cursed female scent

Never linking, always sinking in her dreams.

One step, two steps. I touch her breath. I live her death.

Her eyelashes fail and her idols melt in Hell.

Helpless hands cannot reach

Staring silently wishing to see. Looking demonic and beauty be.

I cannot lift my head. Granted one prayer of caressing death.

"She," the one moment, one chance, one smile I had in my hand

Now I wait. And wait. With one hand clinging to "a spider's strand."

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annart 20 months ago from SW England

Wow; another magnificent poem! So much passion, despair and longing here, despite the betrayal. well done!

Ann


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kenneth avery 20 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

March 23

annart,

I apologize for being so slow in responding. Thank you for your sweet and touching comment. I am humbled by your very thoughts.

Have a peaceful night and may nothing harmful enter your pathway.


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annart 20 months ago from SW England

No problem. I never expect people to respond immediately. I know only too well how busy people are! Thank you for your good wishes.

Ann


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kenneth avery 20 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

March 24

Dear annart,

You are a sweet friend. I am disabled. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Neurothopy in 2003, both are incurable and I cannot work anymore.

I mainly work from my PC at home and do hubs when I feel up to it, but I am not complaining. God knows best.

He gave me a terrific friend and follower in YOU.

Write anytime. And be blessed.


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annart 20 months ago from SW England

I didn't realise. All the more reason for me to respect the work you do and the humour you have. I like all your hubs but especially these more serious and emotional ones. You have such depth of expression.

Wishing you a happy Wednesday.

Ann


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kenneth avery 20 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Dear annart,

That is fine. I am doing my best to not complain when there are so many with fatal diseases and some are little children. My heart stays broken the more TV news I watch and that is why I am slowly getting away from TV in general except for the National Geographic, Discovery documentaries that teach positive things and reveal mysteries in life.

I had a nice Wednesday. The sun was out and I felt good.

I wish you a safe and happy Wednesday night.

Kenneth


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annart 20 months ago from SW England

Thank you, Kenneth. I know what you mean about TV; disaster and bad news constantly with few things between to lift our spirits. I also agree about National Geographic; wonderful programmes. We also have a great series by Brian Cox and of course all the David Attenborough series - so interesting and they give you back a wonder of life.

All the best to you and I hope the sun shines on you and warms your heart.

Ann


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kenneth avery 20 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

March 26, 11:20 p.m., CDST

Dear Ann,

No, thank you for your positive input and sweet words.

My heart IS WARMED with comment of yours that I read.

Sincerely, Kenneth


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vkwok 19 months ago from Hawaii

That was awesome poetry!


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kenneth avery 19 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

vkwok,

Thank you, my good friend. I appreciate you very MUCH.

God bless you richly.

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