Andreanna Atkins

(New Orleans, Louisiana)

The Lonely Spider


The lonely spider reaches out
For what, you might ask?
If not to spin his web then for what?
For his identity
The identity of him
His identity...

The lonely spider calls out
For what, you might ask?
If not for his mate then for what?
For his identity
The identity of him
His identity...

The lonely spider waits
For what, you might ask?
If not for his food then for what?
For his identity
The identity of him
His identity...

'A spider doesn't have feelings! '
How should you know?

'A spider isn't that smart! '
That could be true.

'A spider can never have a real identity! '
And neither could you, or any of us
But we try to find one even if we're not looking
And thats our life... after which we die

What have we done with our life up until then?
Either we've thrown it away, gave it up, wrecked it, lived it up to the fullest, took it for granted, or got far in it.
We still had one.
It's up to us what we shall do with it
Just like the lonely spider
Who will probably just end up on the bottom of your shoe anyways

Submitted: Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Edited: Sunday, January 24, 2010

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  • Brian Jani (7/14/2014 4:22:00 AM)

    well written poem here my fellow poet.Yah it may seem like loneliness but its the ultimate disguise and the key ingredient for a deadly predator, patience! ! (Report) Reply

  • Joe Fond (2/11/2010 2:36:00 PM)

    Great poem. opens up your mind to a whole new perspective on life. (Report) Reply

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