Have you ever experienced the feeling of being forcibly submerged underwater?


The burning of your lungs.

Dying for just a second of oxygen.

Your chest aches at the idea of inhaling.

Your entire body tingling with adrenaline.

Yet you feel numb.


And the sensation of helplessness washes over you.

Making you feel even more hopeless.

Why try?

What’s the point anymore.


Escape into the release of carelessness.

Go limp, everything becomes dark.

Finally you find a perception of peace.

You’ve accepted defeat, and find comfort in letting go.


Just to be let back up for air.

You return from the brink of the empty abyss.


Only to be put under, “JUST one more time”.


  • Author: Tiger.Autumn (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 27th, 2018 00:26
  • Comment from author about the poem: This poem is an analogy between depression and the feeling of drowning.
  • Category: Sad
  • Views: 14
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