darkness

Swimming toward the surface

You see the light

but just can’t quite reach it

 

can’t break through

 

The darkness closes in

Engulfing you

as you struggle for air

 

There is something

or someone

holding you down

 

like an anchor

 

It is up to you

to free yourself

or drown

 

it is up to you

 

to grab handfuls

of shimmering sunshine

while you can

 

~Melanie Thomason

 

 

 

 

7 Comments

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7 responses to “darkness

  1. This is so true. Your words made me catch my breath. Powerful write. 🙂

  2. Drowning in life, reaching for something…

  3. nokindofmagic

    I used to think having an anchor can be beneficial. Recently I found myself biting the chain. Very thought provoking poem, Melanie, thank you.

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