The Hands That Saved Me (Posted: Jan 14, 2021)

The Hands That Saved Me (Posted: Jan 14, 2021)

A Poem by Audie G. Couch

Fighting to reach the surface.
Hands forced me to stay under,
A joyous, beautiful summer day.
Kids chased, and jumped in after each other.
Still Struggling, my spirit 
Clung to my will.
Wanting to hold on. 
Even though time seemed laggard, 
Reality didn't give me long. 
Fluid in my lungs, images started to blur.
Couldn't hear the thrashing of arms, and legs
I did before. 
Then, with a hero came salvation.
With her hands, she struck down my enemy; and 
Then her hands became the ones that saved me. 

© 2021 Audie G. Couch

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I felt the struggle and the need in the words dear Audie. I also felt the happiness of kind hands saving you too. I liked the energy and the drive in the words. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.

Posted 5 Months Ago

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Drowning, metaphorically, through life this reads like to me. To be saved by the loving hands of that special person, slaying the demons in the process and breathing air into lungs long deflated. You have written the metaphor of drowning very well and clearly here. Many can relate, i believe. Another well written poem, Audie. :)

Posted 8 Months Ago

Audie G. Couch

8 Months Ago

Thanks for the review. Even though this actually happened to me, to know that it works metaphoricall.. read more

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Audie G. Couch
Audie G. Couch

Albuquerque, NM

29 years old. I love to read, and write about all kinds of different topics. I'm a college Student at Central New Mexico Community College, and enjoy working with others. more..