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A Death MAG

April 29, 2009
By Isabelle Lydick SILVER, Placitas, New Mexico
Isabelle Lydick SILVER, Placitas, New Mexico
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The water swirls
It makes me choke.
It fills my lungs
Like black hot smoke.

The porcelain white
Is all I see.
Why am I so hated?
Why don't they let me be?

I do no harm,
No intentional pain.
I build my webs,
I flee from rain.

But the last water
That I shall taste,
Is murky and tinted,
Once filled with waste.

As my last breaths are breathed,
My last thoughts thought,
I am scared and quite cold,
Much like the flies I once caught.

But perhaps in my next life
A spider I won't be.
Perhaps I'll be the human,
Flushing another version of me.

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caedanse said...
on Apr. 4 2011 at 9:08 am
caedanse, Springfield, Ohio
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love it~ thank you for adding their perspective.

on Mar. 9 2010 at 10:44 pm
Tiffanie_ SILVER, Sedro-woolley, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
Do not tell me the sky is the limit. Because there are footprints on the moon

This poem..


Are the bugs literal, or are you shooting for a slight metaphor?

izz123 GOLD said...
on Nov. 5 2009 at 8:43 pm
izz123 GOLD, Gaithersburg, Maryland
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This is an amazing poem. It makes me never want to step on a bug again, and pictures death for every creature. the rhyming part really added to it. great job :)

on Oct. 30 2009 at 5:00 pm
Electricity PLATINUM, Bradenton, Florida
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Awe! I have arachnidphbia, and this poem opened my eyes to a spider's point of view. Without seeing a spider now, I have some sympathy for the poore things. Alas, when I see one, I want to kill it, because it scares me so much. I wish I could get over that fear now. This poem sets a spider in a different light to me now. Great job!

Ampersand GOLD said...
on Oct. 25 2009 at 1:16 pm
Ampersand GOLD, Mount Desert, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
"RedVines! What the hell can't they do?"

I really loved that. It was really captivating.

on Oct. 16 2009 at 3:56 pm
ThereIsAlwaysHope GOLD, Belfast, Other
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Favorite Quote:
'Miles to go before I sleep'
- Robert Frost

this is an awesome poem.

well done (: