Swimming

Swimming

A Poem by JP142000
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I love this piece

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I am exhausted
Swimming against a raging current is enough to kill your soul 
And swimming is all I've ever really gotten to know

When I get tired of fighting and decide to take a rest
People ask me "What is wrong?"
I just answer "nothing" 
Because that's the truth I guess

Well it's not the truth 
It is actually quit a lie
However. I know that when they asked it was just in passing by

They don't care about the current 
They don't care that I could dorwn
They aren't interested in my muffled cries or in some distant sound
They asked because it's pleasant and because it's the nice thing to do
Please don't fool yourself 
They aren't really asking you

That doesn't change the fact that their question make you want to SCREAM
It makes me want to shout "I'M DYING! HOW CAN'T YOU SEE!"

But when they walk away
When the conversation ends 
I go back to swimming 
And try not to drown again... 





© 2017 JP142000



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Wow, a very raw formation of what it is to be alive. I wonder if being alive is parallel with fighting a current? I would really like to hear you describe the calm of the water. When it exists and what that must feel like. Thank you for sharing. Your words are magnetizing.

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I like this. Especially the ending--keep fighting --keep living. We're probably all guilty of insincerity when it comes to how you're doing. Makes you think.

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woah woah woah....this left me speechless❤

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow, a very raw formation of what it is to be alive. I wonder if being alive is parallel with fighting a current? I would really like to hear you describe the calm of the water. When it exists and what that must feel like. Thank you for sharing. Your words are magnetizing.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Love this
Beautiful very talented

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I can totally relate to this.

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A Poem by JP142000