I'm swimming all alone in a pool of darkness
and I feel like darkness is slowly pulling me under
I yell for help but no one is there to hear it
I begin to see the water at eye level
and I kick and flail
fighting to stay above the darkness
But the darkness won't let go of its hold on me
and I slowly begin to give in
to the feeling that lies below the water line
the waters starts to fill my lungs
the lungs that once held so much life
yet now they allow the murky water to replace that
I know that this path doesn't lead to happiness
But why doesn't someone grab my hand
pull me from darkness's grasp?
because no one knows I stand at the boundary
the boundary between light and dark
so I give in to the thing that holds me
All of the strength and all of the courage
that I once held in my heart
can't save me from the water
So I slowly slip below the world of conscientiousness
undetected by the occupants of that world
I don't want to fight anymore
But I don't want to give into the darkness.

  • Author: lost-but-not-broken17 (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 17th, 2017 14:08
  • Comment from author about the poem: This ones a bit darker today. I'm just not me right now and this is what came out of it...
  • Category: Sad
  • Views: 27
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  • FredPeyer

    l-b-n-b, this is dark, and you paint a vivid picture. Very well written!
    I only know a little bit of you from your writing, but that little bit tells me you are a fighter! If I learned anything in my life it is that when one reaches the low point, the only remaining direction is UP!

  • denxse

    Such a powerful piece. Something that I can personally relate to , but I got through it and so can you . Things can only get better I promise. You can use your writing to help others too . I agree with the other comments , you are a strong fighter and you can get through this.

    • lost-but-not-broken17

      I take every day little by little and hope for the best. Thank you so much for your encouragement!

    • Goldfinch60

      That darkness has a strong pull but believe me lightness will always overcome it, look for the light - it will always be there.

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