Looking Forward

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 22:42 -- artv

Floating in the sea,

I’m happy

 

The familiarity of the ocean drowns me

with a feeling love

 

The sound of the waves

soothed me

 

The surrounding water

hugged me with comfort

 

But then it hits,

a giant wave

 

Confused. Lost. Disoriented.

 

Saltwater plugged my ears

Waves that once soothed me

made a deafening sound

 

Saltwater filled my lungs

Water that once hugged me

dragged me under

 

The thing that I once loved

Was now hurting me

 

Was it worth it?

 

Trying to stay afloat,

letting waves take over me;

enduring the pain

 

Holding my breath,

unsure of the next time

I could breathe

 

Pretending the ocean was kind,

trying to heal me;

kissing my open wounds away

 

But I forgot,

saltwater stings.

 

I swim away

Trying to leave the water behind

 

Each wave drags me back,

reminding me of memories we once shared

 

But I persevered

 

With each stroke and streak,

I was shedding a part of me

that longed to be held to,

but was ready to fall off.

 

It was time to let go of the past

and look to the future

 

I reached the shore,

the sand offered me a warm welcome

 

As I look towards the horizon,

the sun was setting

 

I smile,

it looks bright.

 

This poem is about: 
Me

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