Comments : permission to breathe.

  • 5 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    and I chewed on all the words I'd left unspoken:
    hesitation, urgency, helplessness, chaos, love, ease.

    ^^To live with this makes your soul hurt more then
    anything else and every minute makes you want to regret and
    scream.

    But to get over it and look past it and be able to wake up not feeling
    this weight in your heart and in your eyes does make you want to breathe
    fresh air and smile. I see a voice emerging strong as ever...take care dear :)

    • 5 months ago

      by Britt

      Sweet Meena, thank you for your comment! Seeing you write that you see a strong voice emerging made my heart so happy and brought tears to my eyes. <3 Thank you.

  • 5 months ago

    by Ren

    "What a sweet promise
    to dip my toes into -

    it doesn't have to hurt if I don't let it."

    I love those lines!!

    What an incredibly deep and inspiring write. The many challenges and curve balls life throws at you can be so overwhelming and hurtful...especially when such strong emotions and those words left unspoken weigh heavily on your heart...but to see you write about being able to breathe again and taking that long overdo breath of fresh air and finding the strength to move forward is so empowering!! Amazing job, and much love and peace to you :)

    • 5 months ago

      by Britt

      Thank you for your sweet words! <3 I felt like there is so much hope to breathe into peoples lives, and I pray that I can do that with these words!

  • 5 months ago

    by Pagan Paul

    Those first few breathes after one of lifes challenges can be so very addictive :)
    Nice ink.
    PPx

    • 5 months ago

      by Britt

      So cleansing, isn't it?! Thanks for the kind words!

  • 5 months ago

    by Michael

    Hi Britt

    Lovely little write :)

    Michael

    • 5 months ago

      by Britt

      Thank you, Michael!

  • 5 months ago

    by Michael

    Well done Britt on your poetic win :)

    Michael

  • 5 months ago

    by Ren

    Congrats on the win! :)

  • 5 months ago

    by Britt

    Thank you! :)

  • 5 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    Congrats on the Win!!

  • 5 months ago

    by Nancy Martinez

    Love this poem it so deep
    And way to go on this win you deserved it

  • 4 months ago

    by Em

    Love this as always ... That ending so true!!

  • 3 months ago

    by BlueJay

    Judging Comment:

    Wow, firstly the way the author grows more aware of their own power as the piece goes on is incredible and highly inspiring. The voice is strong and the strength displayed by that use of voice is overwhelmingly beautiful. Absolutely nothing about this piece disappointed me this week and even though I don't have a lot to say (but I wish I did) every element of this piece was spot on.

  • 1 week ago

    by Ezrah Jayne

    I'm so glad that these perfectly woven words won, because it so deserved it. If I could have nominated it months back, I would have (I'm just not at that status, sadly). I know that not every poem is a reflection of personal experience, but this feels too real to be written for the perspective of another. It has been sitting in my favourites list for five months, just waiting for proper words... It felt too raw to comment on before and it still feels that way, so I hope my words are okay.

    So much beauty lies within this poem...
    The pain - how it took over for a while, but you found the power to stand up to it, to move into a place where it's bearable. The strength of facing it, even while it's still hard, is something to be proud of. Growth, progress, healing... it often seems unbearable. These words that you have written feel like the first step in taking back your power. It feels so raw, questioning even.

    It has great imagery in the brief story it paints. I love that aspect of it. Also, the way it's punctuated reads so nicely, it feels like the words just came out in a quiet whisper that was perfect from the beginning.

    Though the heart ache sucks, I'm sure that this experience will allow you to help others who are struggling with similar experiences. I personally feel deeply inspired by this poem. I do hope that each day has made things easier for you. <3