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Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Dark · #2169914
Poem About Fear & Loss
This poem is entered in
"Shadows and Light Poetry Contest E: Do you love the challenge and creativity of free verse poetry? This contest is for you.
, Round 64

Gossamer shadows
stunting growth
fearing the unknown
trapping the spirit in a web

Web laced with enticement
come and try again
lured, only to be stepped on handily
like a spider smashed to hell

Hell knows repetition
Dismiss all that might be good
make up your mind in advance
follow tightly with what you are told

Told to vanquish the hopes and dreams
of one who never quite found their way
Oh yes, feel proud that you achieved something
as you took care of her vision

Vision closing any sense of seeing
the truth for what it is
Gestured by a clan for the slaughter
A writer's work burned on the altar

Altar of the unseeing throng descends
into nothing much to see
except the lights from unimportant
Gossamer shadows

dismissed to nothing but words on a page

25 lines
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