Surprising all the entanglements when someone sets out to degrade another only to find out they were the one hurt.
the whispered secrets,
the belittling looks,
the poisonous gossip,
that pierce through the eyes,
that generate the tears
that run down the cheeks,
the stinging bites
that wound in the heart,
that finally come back
to welcome the perpetrators
to final entrapment
and venomous meal
before they know
they were the true victims,
the intended prey
Copyright 2009, Jerry W. Engler
Jerry W. Engler
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|Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
|This poem points to the concept of "what goes round comes round". I believe that every thought is the birth of good or evil, and when evil thoughts are borne the perpetrator will eventually become its own victim---as you've stated in your poem.|
|Reviewed by Michelle Mead
|You really made this one creepy, I love it! Gotta add to my library.|
|Reviewed by Cryssa C
|Yep! Just nodding my head in agreement... But I must admit that I am also cheering for that intended prey! I have, too many times, been that intended prey and I am always saddened, but relieved when the truth makes me free and the venomous spider gets her just desserts.
|Reviewed by Richard Orey
An insightful write by a prairie man who seems to know all about such things as human and bugsy spiders. But, of course, we don't have those kinds of people in our big cities.
Oh, yes, I lie to myself all the time. How else can I get through life without being chronically depressed?
As always, Jerry, you express profound truths in very simple words.
|Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis
|I read somewhere once that when we look into another's eyes, the entire Universe is looking back at us. Hence, it serves us well to look with kindness, acceptance, and enthusiastic anticipation when we meet another's gaze all the while remembering that their response to us is always more about them than it is us. We need to release our jealousies, resentment, bitterness, prejudices and connect with openness of heart.|
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|Wow Jerry, what a turn of events, huh? One never knows for sure do they?
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by Jean Pike
|I don't like spiders, and I don't like "spider bite" people. Great poem.|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|This is sad but very true, Jerry. Thank you for sharing your perspective. Love and peace to you,
|Reviewed by ~ H (Reader)
|Well written...a sad way to live ones life but many do, weaving a web... Holly|