The Calming Effect of BreathingA Poem by He@ther!
Finding unbelievable answers in unexpected places.
I am lying on the ground
all I see are the dark shapes that surround
I remember not how I came here
for my entire body, a thousand daggers do sear
Though I twist and turn about, I remain encaged
and steadily I become more enraged
There are others like me
and beside them a man I see
I am angered at the sight of Him
How could He do this to them?
As I think this He approaches me
and I greet Him with respect as they have coached me
I resume my twisting to which He says, "Cease"
At this my voice begins to increase
"'Cease' You say. Why in this pain must I stay?"
"Please only do as I say"
I disregard this reply in distrust
and fix my eyes on the footprints in the dust
Others are escaping, and I must know how
The man says, "Please, heal yourself by listening to me now"
The urgency in His voice
tells me this is the right choice
So in this moment I surrender
my attempts at freedom, which these daggers do hinder
On His face is a look of delight
as I surrender this fight
However, much to my suprise
comes a change in my demise
A sense of healing overcomes as these daggers lift
and I am overwhelmed by this unexpected gift
He throws my daggers against a wall
I try to walk, yet I am weak and fall
He catches me and puts me on his shoulder
as the dark shapes become more colorful and bolder
I realize now we are on a heavenly beach
and of this fact He has been trying to teach
Remembering songs of long ago, I look at His footprints in the sand
and rejoice at His healing hand
After a moment we begin to soar
and all my pain is here no more
As we begin to take flight
I realize that in surrendering this fight
I did not give in
I merely chose to win.
© 2008 He@ther!
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Last Updated on June 3, 2008
AboutMy name is Heather, I'm twenty, future author and english teacher, highly analytical, The Vampire Diaries, A Tale of Two Cities, both classic and modern literature, the Victorian era, Coco Chanel, ext.. more..
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