breathe in...

by Ren   Dec 4, 2020

the silent prayers
that God will never hear…

shut them out, turn them off,
make them all disappear.

with trembling arms my tired hands
do finally let go…

giving in, forgetting them all,
leaving the life I used to know.

choking on sobs
no one has seen…

away from the shallows
the waters strip me clean.

s i n k i n g

d e e p e r

my light slowly fades…

I guess I never realized
how heavy these demons weighed.

but I’m okay.

I’m o k a y.

out of time-
my feet hit the sand…

let the truth burn my eyes
as I land.

I’m not scared...

not anymore...

my heart is weightless-
this is what I’ve been waiting for.

darkness embraces me
and I swallow my doubt…

lungs burning

hands shaking


breathe out.


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  • 3 years ago

    by Em

    I've been meaning to come back and comment on this so apologies for that Ren. It's lovely to see you back. Congratulations on your 100th piece, how does it feel? =)
    What a way to go for that milestone aswell because this is excellently executed, I must say. The rhyming is brilliant as ever and a subject matter many of us here, including me, can relate to, I'm sure.
    Take care and keep penning,
    Em x

    • 3 years ago

      by Ren

      Awww thank you so very much, Sweet Em!! Your words are much appreciated! Always love to hear from you :) hope you are well! Take care honey!

  • 3 years ago

    by Walter

    This is so beautifully written and deserves a win! Well done Ren :)

    • 3 years ago

      by Ren

      You are too kind! Thank you so much! :)

  • 3 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Great to see this nominated, and great to see you back and writing again.
    Hope you're well, Ren

    • 3 years ago

      by Ren

      Thank you so much, Ben! I appreciate you, always!! And miss this amazing community. Glad to hear from you, and I hope you're doing well :)

  • 3 years ago

    by Violet Raven

    Genuinely love this poem. Nominated

    • 3 years ago

      by Ren

      This made my entire weekend! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment, and even nominate. It's been such a long time since I've had the guts or energy to post anything, or even be around, so this feels awesome, and like a much needed high-five, which is nice :) thanks again and take care!

  • 3 years ago

    by Kat

    I am finding it hard to even express how this poem made me feel. Its an absolutely beautiful poem! Wonderful job. <3

    • 3 years ago

      by Ren

      Aww my goodness! Thank you so much! You are so sweet :) I really appreciate it!! Take care!

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