Quiet Poetry Lounge : A Living Apnea

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by cherryblossom, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    I tried to breathe easy.

    Just by sheer will
    I've tried to maintain and fulfill
    My basic respiratory needs
    But, still, my labored inhalation exceeds
    The ease of any cathartic release

    Yes, I tried to breathe easy.

    With utter desperation
    I've gasped for the oxygenation
    That would, my soul, resuscitate
    Stabilizing my staggered heart rate

    Oh, how I TRIED to breathe easy!

    But still every pant and wheeze
    Served only to more firmly seize
    Upon me and my mental and emotional suffocation
    Cruelly denying me sufficient exhalation

    And, truly, I know there exists no panacea
    But, I walk daily, internally drowning with no idea
    On how to increase a more peaceful flow
    Because I've lived with this so long...... it's all I know
    And, at times, the fear is so great, I hyperventilate
    Rapidly gulping,
    Wretched and inconsolable
    As I continually asphyxiate
    With no means to sate
    This gradual strangulation
    By love's deprivation

    Via

    A living apnea.
     
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    truetothecause Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The words "tight write" comes to mind :toast:

    M.E.
    :hearts2:
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Thank you, True.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    deeply felt scribe ...awesome work sis
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Thanks for feeling it and sealing it, Rich!
     
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