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Cobwebs of Fear

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Alwye
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In the space between moments


0 posted 01-13-2000 10:27 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Alwye

Cobwebs float through somber clouds,
Gossamer threads thickly weaving.
Darkened feathers bring a shroud,
Just as fragile hope is leaving.

The world is but a surreal haze,
A burial ground for newborn dreams.
The banshee cries begin to raise,
Slicing through shadowed moonbeams.

Fingers of ice impale my heart,
As my soul burns with acid tears.
The sea of emotion begins to part,
Purging forth my deepest of fears.

A scythe glints within my nightmares,
A somber symbol of an ominous future.
The road of destiny is never fair,
Especially when hungry the winds stir.

My weary spirit painfully shatters,
My only salvation slowly sinking.
The last of my faith lays scattered,
And I alone know what I'm thinking.

The window of my soul stays locked,
As I choke upon slow and foggy thoughts.
Alone in my fear I dangerously walk,
Reaching for life that won't be caught.  


 *Krista Knutson*

~*Like a lion, without fear of the howling pack,
Like a gust of wind, ne'er trapped in a snare,
Like a lotus blossom, ne'er sprinkled by water,
Let me, like a unicorn, in solitude roam.*~ Hymn Of Buddha

© Copyright 2000 Krista Botterill - All Rights Reserved
Dusk Treader
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1 posted 01-13-2000 11:26 PM       View Profile for Dusk Treader   Email Dusk Treader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dusk Treader

What a dark, despairing poem    I enjoyed this one greatly, you know me.  This is even more grim with what I know of what's happening.  My friend, I hope that things begin to go well for you soon.  I hope, I wish, I pray, these days I'm not sure what to think, but I want to see you two better.

 In flames I shall not be consumed, but reborn. -- Abrahm Simons


earthspirit
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2 posted 01-14-2000 12:48 AM       View Profile for earthspirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for earthspirit

I am new to this forum and this was the first poem I read.  Your words are so elegant and deep, they reached right into my soul and took hold.  Such a beautiful portrayal of pain.  I look forward to reading more of your work.
neitham
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3 posted 01-14-2000 12:52 AM       View Profile for neitham   Email neitham   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit neitham's Home Page   View IP for neitham

Alwye: Great expression, kind of sad, but I guess it must have been real painful...I truly enjoyed reading this one...
Denise
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4 posted 01-14-2000 04:10 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Excellently done, Krista, as always!  

 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~


Rus Bowden
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5 posted 01-14-2000 05:34 PM       View Profile for Rus Bowden   Email Rus Bowden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rus Bowden

Hi Krista,

Ahh, caught like a spider would, but so much worse.  This is surreal.

Fingers of ice impale my heart,
As my soul burns with acid tears.
The sea of emotion begins to part,
Purging forth my deepest of fears.

Rus
Alwye
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In the space between moments


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Dusk- Thank you for your support and caring through this.  You're always there when I need a shoulder to cry on and I'll treasure that always.  Hopefully things will stop being as dark as they are soon.

earthspirit- Thank you very much, I'm honored to be the first poem you've read.  Welcome to Passions.

Neitham- Thank you very much.  This was indeed a painful one to write.  Sometimes writing it out is a great way to lessen the pain.

dsnyder- Thank you.  

Rus- Thank you too for your kindness.  


 *Krista Knutson*

~*Like a lion, without fear of the howling pack,
Like a gust of wind, ne'er trapped in a snare,
Like a lotus blossom, ne'er sprinkled by water,
Let me, like a unicorn, in solitude roam.*~ Hymn Of Buddha

JennyLee
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7 posted 01-17-2000 12:49 PM       View Profile for JennyLee   Email JennyLee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JennyLee

Wow Krista...I loved this....one of your best. I can't pick a favorite verse, as all
are wonder-filled  

Jenny Lee




 Words bloom like flowers that seem astonished at being born.

L. Pirandello
16th Century Dramatist

Justbleu
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8 posted 01-17-2000 12:55 PM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

I really enjoyed reading this....very ominous to me.....seems like the life I live!!  There is sooo much out there that I often fear but truly there is no need to fear anything!!!  Well written!!

Take Care
Bridgette
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within a whisper...


9 posted 01-17-2000 12:57 PM       View Profile for angel girl   Email angel girl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angel girl

Wonderful as always. I can definately identify with this one.

 One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
-William Shakespeare

Michael
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10 posted 01-17-2000 04:03 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Krista, the emotion of this piece is scathing and the imagery astounding.  Very impressive work, though I worry fo you  because I know the darkness that brings such out of a person.  I certainly hope you are not having those nightmares still.  Are you?  Let me know.  In the meantime, I hope all gets better for you soon.


Michael
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Thank you all very much.

Michael-- It does take a lot to bring this kind of thing out of a person.  There's been some very scary things happening in my life lately and sometimes its just too much.  As for the nightmares, lol, yeah I'm still getting them, although only about once or twice a week.  I swear, imagination is good during the day, but disasterous at night.  Thank you for your kindness and concern.


 *Krista Knutson*

~*Like a lion, without fear of the howling pack,
Like a gust of wind, ne'er trapped in a snare,
Like a lotus blossom, ne'er sprinkled by water,
Let me, like a unicorn, in solitude roam.*~ Hymn Of Buddha

hoot_owl_rn
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12 posted 01-17-2000 11:25 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Wonderful work as always, a bit on the darker side, but well written  
 
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