Submerged

Submerged

A Poem by Dante

We've been down this road once or twice before.
It's taken its toll, but still we beg for more.
We walk alone and together all the same,
play the game and hide when we're ashamed.

Leave behind everything we've known.
Go to places we've never been shown.
Take a breath, and plunge beneath the waves.
Surface, choke, and shackled legs like slaves.

There's nothing left above in the world you knew.
The grass is burnt and the sky's a faded blue.
Disaster struck while you were swimming free.
And now you forget everything you see.

Sometimes all you do is sing a song.
Forget your troubles, sigh, and go along.
But when the path is gone you'll be okay.
You can go swimming another day.

© 2016 Dante



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This has such a wonderful development till the very end. What a beautiful sigh of mind. :)

Posted 8 Months Ago


Dante

8 Months Ago

Thank you :)
This is a pretty awesome poem. I loved it, really.

Posted 10 Months Ago


Dante

10 Months Ago

Thank you :)
Nicely written. I love the rhythm and grace of it

Posted 11 Months Ago


Dante

11 Months Ago

Thank you!
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Ana
On point as usual. I keep wondering how you have this talent, where does it come from??? I can barely write poems, when I can find words to rhyme and still make sense. Poem writing is a real talent when you can do that and you do it like it's nothing!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Dante

1 Year Ago

Thank you anna :) i really appreciate it and youre very good so dont doubt yourself!
Nice write, with some very personal, thoughts, brought this piece. I feel there's more to the story to make it complete. Well done

Posted 1 Year Ago


Willard Wells

1 Year Ago

After a month this summer on an island in the Philippines, coming home alive, I am doing very well. .. read more
Dante

1 Year Ago

Great! That sounds really interesting. I might have to hear about that sometime!
Willard Wells

1 Year Ago

Just go to FB and type in my name. Most of it's there if your interested.
So pretty. Thank you for sharing with me.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Dante

1 Year Ago

No thank you for reading and liking! :)
Lovely poem!!
Keep it up!!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Dante

1 Year Ago

Thank you Emily :)
Literal tears. This is so well written. The feeling of being free only to realize life never frees you. Really well written!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Dante

1 Year Ago

Thank you Riley :) I really appreciate it, and I'm glad you liked it so much!
There's nothing left above in the world you knew.
The grass is burnt and the sky's a faded blue.
Disaster struck while you were swimming free.
And now you forget everything you see.

Sometimes all you do is sing a song.
Forget your troubles, sigh, and go along.
But when the path is gone you'll be okay.
You can go swimming another day.--these two stanzas are my favorite part of this.

They convey so much meaning about life and how it as a bearing on a person, and then how they react and cope with it.
Nice!


Posted 1 Year Ago


Dante

1 Year Ago

Thank you Josie :) I really appreciate it!
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dan
david, this reads like a thoughtful guide to navigating the spins and jumps encountered by a loving couple's relationship; choppy waters calmed to a serene and calm tide. I believe that every relationship, no matter how strong, has its rough patches; constant work must be put it in order to keep it together in patchwork fashion.
An outstanding thought-provoking piece, very well done. take care...dan

Posted 1 Year Ago


Dante

1 Year Ago

Thank you dan :) That's exactly what I was going. I'm very glad you liked it.

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