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Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Experience · #2236471
Drug addicts & castaways know drowning & true isolation, so I wrote this with that in mind
Struggling to stay afloat
Each day ends feeling the same way
Tired, lonely and bored within my own existence
Drowning in the sadness of my today

I reach out...but they've all gone
Afraid I will pull them down below
Panicked...I call out your name
But even you left long ago

Sinking below an ocean of fear
Where's my island to wash up on?
Stop drowning in this regret
Discover the courage and strength to call upon

Understanding would be a lifejacket
Keeping me above the swell
Recognise what makes me feel so low
Overcome this sadness on which I dwell

The choice is very simple
Do I swim or do I sink?
Give up the struggle and drown?
Or take a chance and rethink?

Part II

I open my eyes...I'm on a shore
Waves crash over me...salt stings my skin
Wreckage is strewn as far as the eye can see
Less damage than there might have been

Friendships litter the dunes above
Washed up on shore over the years
All victims and perpetrators alike
Separated only by the number of tears

A thirst for something better
Driven by an unquenchable soul
Build a raft and sail away
Take me off this desolate shoal

And deliver me back to myself
Then...on a schooner take me home
Sails will billow and timbers creak
On a downwind breeze, gently blown

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