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I began writing Tangled Webs just after I posted Silent Webs, I was compelled to stop writing for a brief time, not knowing why but following the lead of my muse. A young couple whom I go to church with and are dear friends came to my house asking for prayer a few nights ago. The young man was so deeply troubled and couldn't seem to find peace...after there visit, I was lead in a different direction with Tangled Webs...

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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
Many webs and tangles are part of ones life. I'll pray for him..Sometimes its hard to get past the past!.....At least he's seeking help and with Gods grace, I pray he finds it......M
Reviewed by Regina Pounds
Joyce, your compassion shines from this poem...your understanding of human nature and life's pitfalls does too...haunted by the past? it is the lot of many of us...

thank you
Reviewed by Approximately Naive
As believers, the flesh and the devil are forever spinning webs wherein to drag and intangle us to the point of trying to choke out our faith. Been there many times and expect to be there many more.

Oddly enough, for Robert the Bruce, watching a spider struggling to climb up the thread towards its web acted as an inspiration.

Be this as it may, as Peter reminds us, our faith is fired in the furnace of trials until it is proved genuine.
Would that life was easier, eh?

Reviewed by Butch Howard
It is imperative we confront those "webs" from our past, no matter how terrible they may be. If we don't, they will destroy us from within. This is a good subject to tackle and you have done it well, Joyce!
~Butch Howard
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
Dearest Joyce, you have done well describing the enslaved soul that is tormented by the past, but with prayer all things are possible, even the most horrific past can be healed.
God Bless you, Love Holly

Reviewed by Morning Star
Powerful write and a very vivid Imagery
Your chosen words have expressed the
The young mans torments of life you have expressed
His anguish and desperate need for prayer to be able
To face the future and find peace!
You have really woven this young mans feelings of his life
Together in this beautiful piece you have a very kind soul!
And excellent message prayer will help him find inner peace
Love Peace and Joy hugsss to you always...Morning star
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
Profound. A twisting past that drives us all crazy if we let it. Excellent. Liz
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg
forgiveness is always recommended, prayed to the self, finding a loving emotion for that time and place to help set him free of it
Reviewed by William Bonilla
an excellent piece Joyce
Well composed
peace be with you

love & Peace
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
A heart-felt poem. Yes, those tangled webs form a net around many folks' lives, and it is so hard to claw our way out of their bonds. Even today I am guilty of allowing old painful memories to surface and pollute happiness. "Tangled Webs" is a beautiful title for your poem and is captured pictorially in word images.
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
Well-done!! Who among us, if we are completely honest, has not felt the web closing in? Entangling us, strangling us. . .yet in the long run strengthening us, given we untangle ourselves. Right?
Thank you for this very thought-provoking piece, Joyce. Thank you for being the kind of person who cares enough to reach out and try to help others. I am not religious, yet evil as personified by Satan is
too real to deny! No spider begins to be as poisonous.

With gratitude and respect. . .wrapped in a big, warm hug,

'Pea' <3
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
"...answers I could't find..." as long as we cry "set me free!!!" the will of being that will get stronger.
Your Muse most have been shaking some fantasy tree there, love the fruits that came down.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
This poem spoke to me...thank you sis!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Bondage is a terrible thing and must be recognized before it can be dealt with. I back your prayers for your friend...
superb message poem.

Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Can't turn the clock back but can rewind the thing. Indeed you have two very good answers. Christian meditation which lead to a peaceful mind, and sending Satan's minions to the throne of Christ, knowing Jesus saves you, saves you now, whenever these thoughts of despondency hit, hit back with the higher power and scripture...

Well done Joyce..
Reviewed by Tiana Jett (Reader)
You are such a wonderful compassionate woman, Joyce ... It's so hard to see a friend go through such heartache from the past. He is in my prayers ... With the power of prayers and friends like you, I know he'll be fine ... Wonderfully written, my sweet friend ... hugs
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
A wonderful piece penned, depicting real life circumstances. How sad for the young man, yet in prayer he will find inner peace and salvation. It just takes time to accomplish. Will keep him in my prayers until he can find his inner peace under your guidence.....

Be safe,
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
Sounds quite familiar!
so hard to let go, and let it not interfere with your future in anyway!
My prayers and thoughts are with this gentleman!
Love this poem and how you curtailed it into web, I shall say your muse that is! had a great perpective!
I just wrote of FREEDOM too~
Freedom Within~
ONward and UPward! NOW!
STay POsitive!
He's/They are lucky to have you in their corner Lady "J" (Joyce)
WArm hugs and love, Warrior Lady Sheeeoox
Reviewed by Jean Pike
Joyce, this is a very perceptive and deeply moving poem. I think your young man is fortunate to have someone like you in his corner. So true, how past mistakes can haunt and ensnare, keeping a person from moving forward.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Powerful write, Joyce; will be praying for your friend. God bless you!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

A powerful call for prayer; prayer does change things, can break the chains that bind, can bring about miracles. I know, I've seen it. :) Will be praying for this young man.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath
Joyce quite a poignant piece here and so true. Yes I believe one's can be enslaved to the past and writing about it perhaps the terrible things (magnifies them and does continue to rob of the future. As the pastor said we are not our past...but then only if we allow ourselves to be, it is great to be free!
Wonderful that the Lord led the young man to you and pray that he was consoled.

Continued blessings and enlightenments to you,

Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader)
There was a time when the past tormented me, but I realized that whatever I did in the past has in my repentance been forgiven. Hence unless I must restore somethings (such as stealing or slander), I should forget about them. Victor
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
I fely as though I was trapped in the past somewhere searching for a way into the future. Thos is great Joyce. Thank you for sharing.

Reviewed by A PAX
its asthough we are the human flies caught in the web of our own "allowment"
intelligent, observation.....emotional
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
Oh A big AMEN to this Sista...
Wow, I am in awe, because I too suffered this...I was writing recently of things that happened 20 years ago, thinking it would help others, but you know, all it did was ensnare me again, so I just hit delete delete delete, and that was it, all gone. Praise God.
I hope your write here, helps many others to realize, how we are kept in misery and self exultation of the grevious kind...
Ty and hugs to you Joyce
Grace and Peace
Reviewed by K. Mulroney
I learned as i aged that living the past becomes unintentional. I had to find a way to live with, not accept, those things I had no control over. God has always been beside me and in that I realized it all happened so I could grow inside me. This is a great write Joyce and you are a great friend and poet.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
he is tormented by his past keeping him from his future!

Sadly, the plight of many.

And there are many types of tangled webs. Oddly enough, this morning, I wrote of a much different kind.
Reviewed by George Carroll
This is a most inspiring piece and should give hope to those of us who at one time or another have been in satans grasp and with the power of prayer have been freed.
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