Breathless

by Ren   Mar 1, 2017


She struggles to lower
Her fickle anchor against Life’s
Raucous currents-

Leaving her
Exposed and vulnerable
To Mother Natures
Ever changing moods-

…A fraying lifeline…

Is all she has
As wave after wave of
Betrayal and anger
Knock her under…

Over
And
Over
Again

…Causing her to
Slowly and painfully
Suffocate
On the bitter reality of her
Fear and uncertainty-

And as she sinks

Further
And
Further

Into the depths
Of her demons-

She can’t help
But wonder…

If it’s even worth
The fight…

To come back up for air

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  • 6 months ago

    by ddavidd

    I really felt her struggle and here dilemma to catch her breath. The fresh and new version of the biggest question: To be , or not to be.

    • 6 months ago

      by Ren

      Thank you so much for reading and for your comment, Frank! :)

  • 6 months ago

    by Naughtymouse

    I can't really say much that has already been said, but I do have to say the imagery in this write is outstanding, really diggin the format too, totally drawn in from the first line, great job!!

    Ben

    • 6 months ago

      by Ren

      Thank you so much for reading and your awesome comment, Ben! I really appreciate it :)

  • 7 months ago

    by nani

    Ren,
    The use of imagery is incredible. The emotion within this poem hits me indirectly. What a great piece you did here!
    Keep writing girl!

    Nani

    • 7 months ago

      by Ren

      Thank you very much, Nani! :)

  • 7 months ago

    by Em

    Wow this is yet another beautiful write by you Ren.

    • 7 months ago

      by Ren

      Thank you, Em! :)

  • 7 months ago

    by Marvellous

    Within every scar, healing dwells. Understanding comes through some pain. It's through the crack, light penetrates. Lesson learned saves a future blame. There's always one out there, who cares. All that happens, tend towards win.

    • 7 months ago

      by Ren

      Thank you so much Marvellous! I appreciate your encouraging and insightful comment :)

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