When waves hit

When waves hit

A Poem by C. Jayne Johnson

When waves hit
Tides tighten my ankles
Drawing me to the bottom 
Surrounded by a sea of my own misery
This process is comforting
I settle into my sink 
Some swim forever 
Never reaching the surface
But they keep swimming

© 2017 C. Jayne Johnson


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Depression does engulf the one depressed. I've known it in the past. It's like a seat you sink into and can't get out of. Your metaphor is appropriate and I can't help but think of it as rising to the top for a while before sinking back down. Good poem.

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Some swim forever
Never reaching the surface
But they keep swimming

super awesome message at the end. That is called hope, that called the life.
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Posted 7 Years Ago


really simple and really good :)

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Posted 7 Years Ago


A sad poem. Hard when we don't see hope or desire to swim to safety. I like the ending. You gave the alternative view also. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

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Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Depression does engulf the one depressed. I've known it in the past. It's like a seat you sink into and can't get out of. Your metaphor is appropriate and I can't help but think of it as rising to the top for a while before sinking back down. Good poem.

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on March 7, 2014
Last Updated on January 13, 2017
Tags: depression, darkness, ropes, waves, bottom, sink, surrounded, misery, comforting, process, demise, forever, surface swimming

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C. Jayne Johnson
C. Jayne Johnson

Groningen , Netherlands



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I was born in the United States (have you ever heard of Missouri?) and when I was 21, I moved to the Netherlands. I have since fallen in love with the place and do not plan on leaving any time soon. I.. more..

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