That Taunting Spider

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Emily is a
new contributor to Young Writers Project, and this is her first attempt at
recording herself reading a piece. As she put it, "For
a while now, I have been working on writing a novel. It has
been a large part of my time spent and helped me develop my writing
skills in general. Every now and again, it gives me inspiration for
poetry ideas. This is the most recent one. Geronimo!"

That Taunting
By Emily Slate
Ninth Grade, People’s Academy

All the
All the days
gone by,
All the hours I
spent with you,
Are gone.
everything that was right,
Was wrong.

Everything that
I knew to be true,
Was nothing
more than a well-spun lie,
By the spider
that taunted me from its web,
Where it looked
down upon me and smirked,
Because it
It knew what I
did not.

This celestial
spider that wove the worlds together,
That spun out
the life which I use,
Did it out of
pure spite.
It knew that
someday I would find out;
That someday I
would have to choose,
And it took the
time I spent,
To make the
choice that much harder.

To choose
between two things I knew not to be true,
Where either
was false – maybe both were.
And that spider
watched me,
Making my life
just that much happier,
That much

So that in the
end I could not make the choice;
This choice
that could kill me,
That could save
me from myself,
Would not be my

This choice
that could save me or kill me or do absolutely nothing,
Was yours to

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