This Web We Weave


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A rhyme of sorts about who we pretend to be versus who we really are

This Web We Weave


This web we weave  

but to deceive

so others may not see us

may provide a veil

that serves us well

but it will eventually regress.


Once the truth be known

and the true face is shown

the scars will be apparent

And no feint of hand

will be at your command

to protect against the evil assailant.


    The answers lie within

far below ones painted skin

at the core of one’s inner being

Only you can choose

to win or loose

and experience the act of freeing.


So stand before your mirror

so you can see all clearer

and tell yourself who you see

Is it the character you’ve created?

The stranger with whom you mated

Or is the real you staring back at thee.


©Copyright Charlie Gragg September 19, 2010










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stellar commented on This Web We Weave


Full of wisdom Hamp...and I'm glad that I have read it,,,add this to my favs...^_^ v



Always happy to receive your comments. Thanks.

Charlie23 commented on This Web We Weave


Your poem is very thought provoking, Hampton! I enjoyed reading!



Thank you. That's very nice of you.

Kanicki commented on This Web We Weave


A wonderful write so full of truth and wisdom. 10 ++++++ Peace and Love..."here's looking at you kid".



Your comments are appreciated.

WordSlinger commented on This Web We Weave


Hampton, what's up my friend all is well. when I look in the mirror, I have to laugh at the forest that gets cut, and I say to my self, how is this shaving the planet, lol, :) love it so true, thank you, WS



Thanks for checking in....................Hampton

gogant commented on This Web We Weave


I guess we all, at sometime in our lives, pretend to be something we are not.......just to be greater than what we are....but in the end, we have to look ourselves straight in the eye. This is a really special kind of poem by you, Hamp......



Thank you for reading and commenting.

The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

Hampton’s Poems (111)

Title Comments
Title Comments
Searching 5
The Poetess 14
Nonsense 12
Solitude 18
Lame Limericks 14
Message to Papa 15
Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
The Computer From Hell 18
Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
The Mind In Motion 13
The Game of Poetry 9
Silence 55
WordSlinger 19
Holiday Thoughts 12
Sweet Mary 18
From White to Grey to Black 19
The Reckoning 12
And All of That Jazz 16
Today 25
No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
Lucky 10
You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
Saturday Night 13
Political Change? 14
The Female Gender 17
I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
Remembering 11
This Web We Weave 13
The End 16
The Day the Clouds Cried 16
The Path of Life 12
My Mother Ruth 12
Humanities Challenge 14
A Cowboy's Perspective 12
July in Buda Texas 14
The OP Poets Parade 20
The Chatelaine 12
Shot Through the Heart 17
Poetry and Fine Wine 18
The Man What Am 10
The Final Beat of My Heart 16
The Rainbow of Poets 19
A Cowboy's Lament 13
Of This World I am Not 17
The Wee People 19
An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
The Scent of Love 14
Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
Memories of Times Past 13
The Dance of the Poets 20
The Confession 14
Road to Obscurity 18
Barbara 14
Shadows 15
Prescience 17
Words That Bind 54
Wondering 26
New Year News from Buda Texas 13
We Are All Witnesses 16
Christmas 25
A Cowboy’s Prayer 29
The 9 ers 24
Love Defined 27
Tis a Time to Give Thanks 21
More News From Buda Texas 26
Choices 26
News from Buda, Texas 21
In Search of God 21
Writers of Poems (WOPs) 26
Out of the Darkness 15
Visions from Within the Mist 18
Baseball 12
The Night Stalker 16
The Man I Presume to be Buck 16
The Sounds of Time 17
The Little Man in the Green Hat 18
Blah Blah Blah 14
One Two Three 13
Carpe Viam 11
Love in the Afternoon 13
The Moth 14
Lost & Dungeons of the Mind 11
The Creative Process 19
The Truth and the Tribe 19
The Long Wait. 19
Feathers 26
The Arrow 14
Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning 26
Ghostly Images 16
Friends 11
Angels Without Wings 20
The Rider 16
Pride and Shame 18
The Winning Poet is.... 21
Memories 13
Politicians 67
Your Mailbox Is Empty 18
God's Visit 17
Poets and Poems 20
Love Thy Neighbor 13
Renewal 8
The Roar of Silence 17
Blessed Are These Days 4
Time and Space 5
Life's Journey 8
Gift To The Fallen 16
Hunger 21
The Antique Shop 30