It grows and grows,

an endless spidery web,

of wants and desires,

Life – caught in silvery,

gossamer trappings,

taken over, engulfed, drowned,

not knowing that it’s even happening.

Enamored by the Golden cage,

forever on a hamster’s wheel,

spinning, spinning, spinning!

Breathe – I say to myself,

Let it go, let it go, let it All go!

Lighter, freer, oh to float,

to open the cage and get off the wheel – what bliss!

But –

More is Gold – the world howls!

Bigger is better – it screams!

Climb and claw, fight to get it All – it preaches,

buy more and get more

you are worth it – it entices!

For without it All – you are Nothing- it hisses!

You are only the things you own – it proclaims!

Oh, how we curdle in fear, how we buy into the lie.

What a web!

What an enticing illusion,

No more, no more, no more –

I will be caught no more.

I fly with glee, my mind will be free.

I begin the untangling,

the unraveling

Free to simply Be.


February 9, 2015 · 10:41 am

20 responses to “WEBS!

  1. Well-woven.

    Fly: A “Way”.

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  2. Excellent bit of writing!

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  3. How thought-provoking and heart-touching!

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  4. ‘Oh what a tangled web we weave’ said the bard, and the enticing web that you speak of, anjali, reflects the yearning of refined souls to break free from it all. Your words and images not only depict the web but also look longingly at the sublime world of simplicity lying beyond…best wishes… Raj.

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  5. Robert

    Dear Anjali,

    What a wonderful poem. It conveys the frenetic energy of striving for more, more, more!

    The statement, “I will be caught no more,” is really a powerful affirmation of what is to be denied, so that what IS can be embraced.

    So very nice.

    Thank you for the beautiful creation :).

    All good wishes,


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    • Thank you for your insightful comment. I think what you say about embracing ‘what IS’. It is a very wise bit of advice and one that I shall reflect on deeply. Thank you Robert!


  6. Anjali: I like the double entendre on “spinning” – what a spider does; what the hamster wheel does as well. It is interesting to consider that the spider is empowered by its spinning, while the hamster is enslaved in useless activity. (Well, ok. It IS exercise.) Awareness is everything, is it not? You might want to consider replacing the first instance of “trapped” with “caught” or some other verb, so you avoid a tautology (“trapped in … trappings”). All in all, well done – keep putting it out there!

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  7. I can tell you enjoyed SpiNNinG this. =) Fun images.


  8. Lovely thoughts…web a metaphor of life and it’s problem…you have so nicely put across. Today the web has two connotation…the digital web and web of life imitating the spider web…

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  9. Fantastic poem πŸ™‚ My teacher has taught me what to do with all that grasping, wanting, needing, “me” stuff that leads no where and gets us nothing.


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