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Below is the poem entitled Breath which was written by poet Jonathan Michael Conlon. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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  I've been bedridden all day with an expensive migraine;
Drugged breath.Heartbeat strangled. Pulse struggles.
Eyes or holes or puss soaked reminders?
Drugged breath. Heartbeat strangled. Pulse struggles.
Lungs frosted. Nuts up stomach. Lunch stuck, taste forgotten.
 My pen is long gone from being the root of any personal discovery.
Drugged breath. Heartbeat strangled. Pulse struggles.
Facial features melt down mirror; egg yolk slicks out from throat.
Claim from me oceans of oxygen-I glimpse moments lost-replaced
with her image, forgotten.
 Cigerettes aren't suicide. I'll awake with drugged breath, frosted lungs 
coughing up blood colored regrets.
  I've been bed ridden all day with this expensive migraine-awake and praying
to the distance from life my behavior creates....

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  1. Date: 11/11/2012 6:20:00 PM
    Jonathan, Congratulations with your awesome poem on the featured spots of the week.. Take care.. ~xox~pd

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 6:02:00 AM
    Congrats on your excellent poetry being featured this week Jonathan. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 1:16:00 PM
    as a migraine sufferer, I relate... visceral and real.... great write

  1. Date: 6/8/2012 2:39:00 PM
    Migraines are extremely horrible. Squares of many colours dance before your eyes fogging your image. You can't stand the light, and to lift your head is like lifting a ton of bricks with a very thing string. About the only thing you want to do is vomit. Hide under the covers with your ears plugged tight with ear plugs. Oh, how I know the migrane enemy. Keep writing.

  1. Date: 6/6/2012 5:25:00 AM
    This is explicitly awesome. I love the piece so much and I think I will be checking on your other wonderful works... Its a blessing coming to your page and I hope you do well to stop by too. Once again, nice work.

    Conlon Avatar Jonathan Michael Conlon
    Date: 6/6/2012 8:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank You. He'll say your name is catchy; responding only once makes your attempts healthy.