Above Water

Valerie Wilson


Some days I feel as if I may drown.

Life can be difficult to keep your head above water.

The happiness, the sadness and the in between.
Life flows like epps and tides of the ocean.Some days I feel as if I may drown.

The waves raging within us all.

Keep my spirt and heart cleansed with the saltiness of these two things,



I then come up for air.


  • Author: Valerie Wilson (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 5th, 2021 15:12
  • Comment from author about the poem: From my own experience, as a women, I wrote this poem after a near fatal hydroplane accident I was racing in going over 100mph and flipped my boat going for #1 in the Country. I was clocked under water for 1 minute and 30 secs. It blew my chance to be National Champion. 2nd place was very good, however that’s how life can change in a split second. Always struggling with depression and anxiety & now PTSD. I can always over come the odds.
  • Category: Surrealist
  • Views: 39
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  • Cedrick

    Life is difficult, you gotta keep your head up. well said

  • Neville

    what an introduction to your writing .. these words proved to be .. I hope there will be many more .. Oh' and welcome to MPS .................. N

    • Valerie Wilson

      Thank You so much.

      • Neville

        You are seriously welcome Valerie .. my pleasure entirely ..

      • Fay Slimm.

        What a tragic experience you share with us Valerie and your verse tells how in coping with aftermaths you keep heart and mind afloat with facing life's ebbs and flows a day at a time .... bravo for that spirit and welcome to M.P.S.

      • L. B. Mek

        'but for strife, would we know
        the sweetness of life?'
        that is the memorable message
        I took away
        from your write of testimony
        to fortitude's, yields..
        thank you for choosing to share
        congrats on your hard earned 2nd place
        and for winning: in life!

        • Valerie Wilson

          Thank you very much! I love your choice of words in your feedback, gives me more to ponder on!

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