A Poem by shiloh jennings

8:29pm October 13, 2015

terrified in life;
lost in love;
drown by a sea of longing;
grasping at straws;
sinking through self;
only to find,
upon standing…

…the water was only ever knee deep.

© 2017 shiloh jennings

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An interesting, sparely written piece which makes a good psychological point. In the first seven lines the speaker describes a point of view that is totally overthrown by the revelation in the last line. Makes me think of the man who was terrified when he thought he had stepped on a snake while walking at night. His fear dissolved when he reached down and found it was only a piece of rope. Well done.

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shiloh jennings
shiloh jennings

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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