Don't hold your breath for anyone,

Don't wish your ribcage be locked without cradling it,

It may delay the decay but eventually

the cracks will spread through it.

Sometimes, to keep yourself together

you have to walk away.

Even heartbreak can be the only key

to unlock your chest and breathe again.

  • Author: Niall (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 2nd, 2017 08:02
  • Comment from author about the poem: Letting go is difficult but sometimes has to be done
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 51
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  • orchidee

    A fine - birthday - write N. Best wishes!

  • Heather T

    A tough but eloquent write. And it's truth shines.

  • FredPeyer

    I might have said: If you gotta go you gotta go. But you said it so much more eloquent. Great poem!

    • niallprideaux

      That would have the same effect, definitely haha! Thank you 🙂

    • Poetic Dan

      Wow, I let so many things go with breath at the end of that.
      Thank you sir, truly heart felt read.

      • niallprideaux

        Thank you, felt good to write too.

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