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Saturday, February 25, 2012

In the Spider's Classroom

Web by Ellen Wilson

Liars learn their lessons well,
Creating webs of duplicity,
Stringing lies together
Like an expert weaver,
The threads of treachery
Intertwining, twisting,
Tying the knots of mistrust,
While seeking to create
A tapestry of deception.

10 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

"webs of duplicity" and "knots of mistrust" to create a "tapestry of deception" — scary, but so well said, Mary, so very well said.
K

Fireblossom said...

I've met some particularly nasty spiders in my time. This describes them.

Ella said...

You really did a wonderful job evoking the emotional attachment of being strung along. I know a woman like this, sad but true. My SIL is this way. I love your imagery! You portrayed this message so well!

Kerry O'Connor said...

I do love the title of this poem. The metaphor works very well with your theme.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

"a tapestry of deception"....wow. Perfect!

hedgewitch said...

Yes, the spiders are not known for being straightforward types. I loved this picture--you went a different way than I did, but that's what makes photo prompts so much fun.

Susie Clevenger said...

You have caught well those who spin a web..some are quite good at it. Spinning a lie with beautiful thread.

Mystic_Mom said...

so nicely done...the sticky webs of deceivers are so like a spider's web...great poem

WinterWrites said...

Enjoyed the read

CC Champagne said...

I feel like I want to argue with this one... Not because it's anything but a great piece of poetry, but because it is trying to convince me to never trust... And I would argue with anyone telling me never to trust. A great read that made me have to think!