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Author Name: FreeFireHam 6 Comments
Date Added: November 15, 2009 13:11:34 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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The Web

The Web


Weaving her strands, she forms a fine mesh.

A true work of art, designed to ensnare flesh.

Tirelessly she works until the web is done.

She now rests and the waiting has just begun.


The unsuspecting prey, not realizing the plot,

Within her strong web, he finds himself caught.

He is trapped but why is it, he has no fear?

Even as her prey, he sees her drawing near.


He was created especially for her feeding.

For her venom, he finds himself needing.

Skillfully, she wraps him in a tangle of fine silk.

Yet her restraints are soothing as motherís milk.


He was created specifically for this resolve.

To become one with her flesh he will evolve.

As she injects him with venom, he shall surely die.

Intended as her nourishment, he lets out a final sigh.


Is this not how nature has always been?

A never ending circle from way back when.

Some are meant to be a predator and some are prey.

Lifeís inherent balance will always be this way.




Author's Notes:

This was sensual write as well as being about the natural order of things.

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Comment By: FreeTimespell on December 2, 2014 08:40:22 PM Report

Yep... She's a bitch mate... "

Mother Nature... Black widow

Nice.. sacrifice


U no Y


Mother nature and the funny surprise  






Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on November 16, 2009 01:23:01 PM Report
MMMM......yum, make me hungry. *kidding, lol* I wrote a piece very similar to this, followed the same theme exactly but was exclusively about a spider and his web. Yah for the food chain seems to work even though the process seems terribly cruel at times. =))



Comment By: FreeMoonStar on November 15, 2009 07:54:12 PM Report
Wow. This was a fantastic piece of writing.. I loved the description of prey and predator.. Sounds brutal, but beautiful too in a small way. For nature always has it's way of making things become balanced..


Moonie xx

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on November 15, 2009 03:14:34 PM Report
Now will catch the readers attention.....
This is brilliant to read  it can mean both things ...
Mother natures survial existing way....
 but could be a man and womans silk web
 as they become caught and that just how it plays ..
 I love this wonderful poem.....

Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on November 15, 2009 02:46:20 PM Report

Hi Ham!!! so good to see you posting again; have missed you!!!  Excellent write --- I did enjoy!!!

Lady Dragonwyck

Comment By: FreeLinda Jo on November 15, 2009 01:52:39 PM Report
wow, at first i thought you were writing about the predators on the world wide web...i guess it could apply.  your rhymes are excellent...this is so descriptive...kinda spooky...and thought provoking.  'wrapped in a tangle of fine silk, with restraints as soothing as mother's milk'...great lines!


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