Drowning

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Now I sink into an indescribable realm, A place that removes all the overwhelm, The water sinks into my soul, I fall deeper and deeper out of control.  
An anchor tied, around my head push me off. I'll sink to bed. Sleep among, the reef and fen, And hope I never wake again.
Darkness is to me, Like demons are to Hell. My cold and lonely residence Kept hidden in this shell. "I'll teach you how to smile", they say "I'll teach you how to shine. I'll teach you how to love,
The concept of abstract thought Is so unfathomable, that in our own perspective We can fathom it   Can picture it in our mind's eye and clutch it like the last life line of a sinking ship
drifting sinking down far below the tides   watching the surface grow
It feels like i'm drowning Like i'm trapped under the surface Screaming for help but nobody can hear me And everythings starting to get dark
Down the rivers, waterfalls, lakes, streams, creeks The waters should be wary of the company that comes close to its mud rich borders Listen close, not to the woods that gives you its greetings
He wants the one whose Whistle blew,To lynch him and to beat him blue. The donald never stops to think,He neither reads & has no Clue. His Fall will come and Soon and Swift. We will soon have a Seismic Shift.The donald then, will be exposed,He
  When I was drowning, you saved me You pulled me from the waters cold grasp And lifted my head above the waves of my own depression And for that you were my hero.  
I let my head fall back Held up by nothing but the buoyancy of salt and water My body relaxes, slowly sinking down into the depths A million shades of blue.  
Some days I feel like a burning candleLong forgotten and wearing thinUntil finally I run outUntil finally I drown myselfUntil finally my light goes outAnd it’s all my fault
[Major trigger warning: graphic first-person perspective of a suicide attempt by drowning. Please call your local crisis hotline if you need to.
Getting deprived of air Fighting to survive The pain I can't bare Slowly closing my eyes  Next moment body on the ground Choking up water My screams are very loud Like being through slaughter
Her lips were red like she had been drinking all the poisonousness of this world or the blood of dead roses. Her eyes had a color of regret maybe because she had been thinking and wondering the deepest rooms of her soul,
lying down in the bath makes the water slop over the side of the tub and spill onto the carpet I close my eyes regardless, the tip of my nose just
It's simply futile treading cold water Rising past my green ankles O how its barbarous teeth bite and sting!    My toes are engulfed by sea's spiteful jaws  Veins pierced by blind eyes;
When you get worked up   when you can't hold it in
I hear the sound of water,      gurgling, flowing, breathing with life The sound of water slapping stones,      pushing past the verdant reeds I hear the water join the song of a child,
I am the ocean. So deep. You couldn’t possibly see everything inside of me. And why would you want to? It’s dangerous. It’s dark. You can’t breathe. I try to pull you inside because I want to feel closer to you.
I wonder if you know that I love you With all of my broken, twisted love, With all of the love you threw back at me,  And all the indifference you used to drown me.   I fight the love you give me;
  Ever been so far gone, you felt alive A brisk walk under the moon turned to running for your life Risking a moment’s glance, to be bitten on the side Screaming and flailing, you cry for help
I feel like I'm drowning in your words and every time I open my mouth to breath, I lose more air. 
Dear Depression, Another day has come and gone with moonlit rays receding to the approaching dawn. Why, oh why, do you make me feel all alone even with friends coming to and fro?
Being an adolescent is a roaring, ever-changing ocean and the new experiences are brave, plummeting waves. However at times, I feel as little as a sail boat- being drowned by an avalanche of furious waves.
Eu estive no oceano por tanto tempo que eu esqueci que eu estava me afogando, Quando cheguei à costa - pés na areia - a gravidade me atingiu, E eu colapsei na praia, enquanto tentava encontrar o equilíbrio,
I've been in the ocean for so long that I forgot I was drowning,When I arrived to the shore - feet on the sand - gravity hit me, and I collapsed on the beach, as I tried to find balance,I get up, and I looked at the horizon one last time,And I kne
There are things in the shadows That dare come out into the day And grasp at my hands to tow Me far away.   Alone I am nothing, Gone in the tides,  But with you I am something
Every time I feel like drowning I just think of all the things I have in life. I try to be happy, but I don’t know what true happiness is.
I want to walk upon the waters, but it seems so inviting. I may just tumble down to the depths and feel my last breath. I want to lay on the ocean floor. I want to watch as my last breath rises to the surface without me.
Ok. We need to talk about swimming. Going to the pool and running into friends is something most people love. The feeling of the refreshing air and the warmth of the summer sun just feels so good.
Today marks the middle of August, And quite possibly the middle of my life. But how can that be true when I’m only 16? Do I have a disease? Did I get into an accident that shortened my life? Or may it just be because of the people around me. Calli
In her heart just beneath her skin lays a tin pitcher. The spout along with it's sides covered with frost from the coldest of water. Parched lips long for a drink. But without cup or glass.
I told you I was water. You said you loved the rain. Yet, my touch made you shiver. And it turns out That depth terrifies you. And I, Well I was the ocean. -Harleigh Stillwell 4-12-17
What’s your worst nightmare?   Is it The way water Engulfs you, Imprisons you, And slowly steals your breath?   Or,
The pounding of the drum at the end of the percussion line resonates through the air. The powerful vibrations tickle my skin when standing too close, The steady bam, bam, bam echoes through the quiet room.
Forgive me for I cannot see My eyes have been taken, My body into the sea A bag of bones floating on the river's surface A victim of circumstances, Out of my control,
My soul cries, Enough to drown me. Leaving me to try and try To save myself. But also hoping That someone else will rescue me.
Sin
Mi peca, Oh Lord It's dragging me down Filling me with pride Drowning me in sorrow    Mi peca, Oh Lord It's tearing me apart Filling me with dread Drowning me with tears  
How could you how could you love me  and then leave me how could you tell me we were forever and then cut me off like a sensless piece of string hanging off of your beautiful body
The week has just started And I'm drowning in a flood Of papers and anxiety In homework and insomnia. The halls are much too crowded, There is no spaces in the rooms, My head is over crowded
She wore her hair a certain way, so she could cover her face. No one would question her puffy eyes, it was her disguise. He saw her once; her hair all down,hiding her face filled with disgrace.
diving into the depths of the pool  where the water looks bluest  sitting on the bottom    crumbly white scraping my skin  hearing nothing but still  absence of sound   so glaring 
Why do I learn? To someday be wrong Why do I sing? Just words and no song Why do I cry? I haven't lived long Why do I struggle? With no visible end Why do I smile?
The lemon grass scent belonged to her pecan tinted skin.   Her stare soft but filled with a pinch of fear.   When the breeze roared and fell on us heavy like a brick.  
"It's hard enough to live Without the hurt and pain But I can't seem to win Or stop the awful shame But since I'm not seen at all I watch my spirit fall And try to find a way
Anchors, cast iron claim center and hold her steady, in the light, in the dark.     Anchored in the light place she need not exert. Warm tendrils caress her,
I've jumped into a pool of feelings, and I'm drowning and can't swim back up.
As a child you swim. Contently. Naiively. Ignorant of the evils lying below. Waiting. Watching.   As you grow, there's a weight added to your ankle, every year you turn older.
I laugh to keep from crying All the fake crap they are buying They don't know what to do
I begin to drown in an ocean of blue, only to realize I've forgotten my life jacket. These eyes, they take me without invitation. I'm sucked into a whirlpool that leads to an endless gaze.
I am a human,
They’re pulling me down I can’t make a sound They’re holding me under I can’t help but wonder if this is my fault
She was dying. Withering away inside herself.
Balance my heart with a stoneYou will see that I'm sinkingI can barely breathe above the wavesBalance my mind with a cloudYou will see that I am soaringDancing with the wind
 If I knew what drowning felt like, I might say I was If I could find myself, I would start looking If I could become water, maybe I wouldn’t drown   The weight does feel like endless fluid
once I was floating in the water with care I was quite young and the sea was new there and though I trusted it soundly
Who the hell am I? If number’s don’t define me If my body doesn’t define me If my appearance doesn’t define me If money doesn’t define me Then what makes me who I am? Personality?
I'm stuck in this quicksand of expectation. There's no where for me to go but down. To the bottom of the hole. But is there a bottom?
My heart drops every time I think about the boy’s body sinking to the bottom of the pool on that one, beautiful day in May.
I had my head beneath the water     I was about to take a breath      To let the quick intake of dark liquid cleanse me with death
I remember the pain. The relentless, nauseating pain cutting through my gut the second I mistakenly glanced his way. I craved him    with the senseless hope he craved me back.
Life has changed me,
Some days she laughed and it felt like sunshne on my skin, and when she smiled it smelled like sugar. But some days she cried. Oh, some days she cried.   And the car has never been so cold.  
What you see,
Can you see her? Did you know?
The candle flame burns too hot. The flickering of its wic dances in the over heated breeze. This breeze offers no respite from the smoldering need.
10am, down the first glass Drink off a half-remembered past Dream-dappled sleep can't shake
Floor 89.   I think I'm dying, Could it be that I have forgotten how to breathe? In and out with every breath my lungs repeat
life   drowning yanked into the current arms flailing, head bobbing struggling to stay
We had an argument. I was mad. And now I'm just upset.   I wanna talk to him I hope he's not mad I wonder If he still thinks about me   I'm thinking about him
You broke my heart when you sai goodbye You made me cutt and want to die You told me you love me and that you cared You even got me a cute teady bear I gave you my heart And you tore it apart
i look at this blank page; or I I try to see bend the words Flowing from my own pen I look and I won't see the the truth in the words I write- I will look and I won't see that my mind is in a fight
AS darkness takes over my plea is to be free, but all it does  is take over me. I hope for a candle, but no, it's to bright. so instead, I search for the right. You are in my darkness,
Counselor: How bout we start by you telling be about yourself ME:  *sigh* So where do it start?
Everyday I wonder why Everyday I look into your eyes I see what I don't want to be Everyday I picture a dream in my head One so profound I feel as if it can never be crushed
Collapsing under the pressure of knowledge, Sleeping starts to sound way better than college. As I strive to have my educational needs met, the more frustrated I seem to get.
I've been pulled out to sea, Dragged underwater, Drowning.  But physically, I am smiling and free.
A stranger... A feeling... True or not Days, Months, Years... Friends, Best friends, lovers... One day, eyes are on her Slowly Slowly dissapear infront... of my eyes...
I feel like I’m drowning In a sea of people, Whose thoughts and ideas Overpower mine.   I’m just one person With thoughts and ideas that seem far too alien, too simplistic.
Maybe if I pretend I'm okayI will be
Keeping these thoughts from driving me crazy, I watch the twist and turns of reality and my life just passing by,
Morning mist settles silently upon the pond. A chilling dampness curses this horrid ground. Nothing stirs or voices opinion. Once full of life, now desolate, cold. No frogs singing, dragonflies dancing, ducks diving.
i am in titanium cuffs locked by my inner thoughts im chained to a brick wall with chains crafted by my dark past i am bundled and gagged with rags weaved from my own fear and doubt and i have lost control.  
he was a tidal wave,
I've yet to swim in the darkest depths, for I never want to stay on the surface.
Rain obscures my tears   It drowns my sorrows and fears  
most would call it an asthma attack , i call it letting people share in the moments that take my breath away
“Depression”   I’m tired of wearing the painted grin That mocks me and all of my sin. The pain of my soul and my mind
You say that I've changed but you're the reason i'm so cold. Get out of my head, the fights quickly get old. You've made me so heartless something I knew nothing of. Once you broke my heart,
The quiet darkness that slipped in through the tiniest slits and sat growing and festering,  Has all but swallowed me whole. Thick black curtains sequestering the light with in my soul. 
Such a beautiful soul Flying free Soaring over mountains Limitless as can be   No one can bring her down
Such a beautiful soul Flying free Soaring over mountains Limitless as can be   No one can bring her down
I dream in black and whiteI bleed the color of your eyes All I can see is your lipsGently glazing over mine As the sun setI saw my rose petals in the flame
For Kathy, the girl who managed to break my heart. Thanks for the memories.  
drifting through time with no one to be why cant anybody see me? i do my best for all to see but no one notices me im in all the plays and all the pictures
There is nothing left of me Disappeared into the sea I understand this is the end Even without a single friend And so I realize I simply idealize So I fight for another breath
The Dark that cones, the dark that rises. The darkness that is the light, in all my wrong doing. If you protect me from myself, your protecting me from THE DARKNESS.
I need faith, for i am faithless, the demons in my dreams. the darkness in my heart, there is no light in my heart. what i don't understand,
Love you "say" but its not true. Its just another word for "forget you" Told me you love me, told me you cared. But why arent you standing here? You made it up didnt you? just to fill in the blank.
Our lives are such a mess
I love you, Frantically, like drowning lungs  love the drop that stops them   come to me ease what these other men  have done be the one
Broken pieces Shattered heart My life just seems to fall apart But there's nothing that I can do Hiding what's inside showing what's not really there and Leaving behind my feelings for you
I don’t understand why it is so hard For you to suck up your ego for 2 seconds and let your guard down You see I need some answers because the pain is back. It isn’t pulsating and waking me at 2:43 am
My shell has cracks..
There is a sadness that grows inside of me somtimes.  Almost like water. Almost like him. It crashes through the shore and breaks through the sand.  At times It can take down cities; its destroyed many lands. 
Women in my family dream of gentleman tender and loving but fall for brutes whose vice like demeanor asphyxiates our self respect   Who else will love us? We demand
When you're little no tells you how bad things get.
 
I hate the crowd, the wrong crowd That keeps me in, I'm drowning now.  And there's no hope No lovely hope To keep me safe, to keep me sound. I fall too easy, and I can't swim
Deep breaths drawing in nothingRunning out of airOnly now starting to panicWondering what went wrongNot able to struggle much longerIt starts to get blurryNo longer strugglingGrey eyes close 
with arms outstretched ifall down intorising water turbulent and ragingis my seashe swallows me whole carnivorousand i am being engulfedinto azure
Slice  drip  slice  drop   a pattern i wont soon repeat something inside me changed one day, my thoughts held a fog over them.  It made it diffulct to see slice drip  slice 
"Man overboard!" "Run the sail!" "Another wave!" "Were we hit?" "Deck down!" "We're going under!"
  Clench Unclench Clench Unclench And the piano pounds on and on in my head Oh ouais Je m’amuse How can I not be? Your French sounds like a foreign language
Save me from myself. I'm drowning. Lost in a nightmare. It's surrounding Me and my life And everything Around me ......................... I need to get out
This thing of love, of loving and being loved. It consumes me in the gentlest of ways,  softly washing over me until I've been covered up; a blissful drowning. I've become willing to risk hitting a shelf 
Nothing – Seeing clear as day In the suffocating black of night But cringing with confusion When the sun sheds its light Knowing there’s an answer Not caring if it’s found
The day is dying And hiding beneath The city lights I’m learning That our nights are Still beautiful miles apart when the palpitations of my heart choke on their longing
succombing under the waves, grasping, reaching, searching for a lift for something to push me over the swirling waters. ice pouring through my veins. fire pouring out from my eyes. my bones,
Safely, Sail safely I care not for the wisdom of the world Maybe, just maybe The waves will drag me down in their curls   This flimsy raft I have built Should not have set sail
Sinking down into blue deep, Strong currents make his glum surroundings so cold. The ocean hides the tears that he tries to weep.   He had tried to resurface, but the strife was so steep.
Standing on the edge Looking down into the swirling abyss below That could be my watery grave Just a quick step forward And it would all be over Leaning forward Thoughts flooding in
What Lies Ahead   I haven’t written a poem in awhile It’s as if my thoughts were put in a file. A tale is given to show,
There is this Darkness that loves to entrap me every single night... No sleep. I feel nocturnal. It always starts off when i lay down in my bed.
  You sicken me that time in my past, when you played with me like I was a puppet a show for all of hell
A jumble of confusion, dreams, and people. Thrown into my world as I repeatingly starve for words.   I toss these words bleached with emotion into heavy waters.  
I saw the surface above me, Shimmering, bright. The sunlight pouring in, Golden rays through the waves.   Sinking, Farther down, No matter how hard I kick. Thrashing in the water,
Knots Twisted up inside me.   I'm dying just to breathe, to cry.   But I can't. Not here.   I want to just  give up.   What if this feeling lasts,
Threatening waves crash over me, they pound the life out of me.   I hear what seems to be screams in the distance,   But it’s me.
As this sea tosses restless, the same does my soul.Where is my Salvation? What can make me whole?These questions left unanswered as the water engulfs all.And while I beg for mercy, what will stop my fall?
The night’s young but the tide is high The black skies that petrify Lying on the shore I let the tide engulf me The ice cold embrace of the water drags me down Sinking like a stone I submit to the water’s grip
Blending together, they are. Like reflections on water. Memories, like a cookie jar. These thoughts they slaughter.
Drowning in my seat, I clutch charcoal paper- smudged of words and ripped tone, I gasp for air as the bubbles float out of my mouth, and reach the surface before I do.
I'll call you in the morning, so you know that I'm alive. For I might die while I'm asleep, when darkness covers my eyes. For when you are not with me, I'm drowning in the sea.
I've fallen victim to the sea. Now I can't catch my breath, and I'm constantly reminded  of the unending wrath...
Hello My name is Sarah I live on the edge of nowhere Somewhere between my dreams and my reality My age doesn’t apply I’m growing older every second Yet losing an eternity every time I grow older
Stumbling, uncertain, shaking, I fall And stare up blankly, in fear, in helplessness, As my world intensifies. Colors take on supernatural, disturbing shades of themselves,
Your nasty wretched fumes roll off your stained lips You look like a fool with your stuttering and your trips The empty bottles around you must be equal to your heart Because I'll never find the end of them once you start
No one hears her screams, but still she screams for her life. No one see's her, but still she clings to life. She is further away then she thought. Not waving; knowing this, she just drowns.
It's raining out & I'm standing out Thinking it's been year's now I know it ain't no turning it around Because she don't feel me like I feel her Again drowning trying to catch my breath
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