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Breathing Life

Breathing Life

When all about you crumbles
and life becomes a chore,
when despair and desperation
leave you empty to the core.
When there is no point in living
and you wish that you were dead
there is no one that can wake you
from depression’s hopeless bed.

When every straw you grasp at
seems to snap off in your hand
and every step you’re taking
meets with ever shifting sand.
When you soul has sunk to levels
where it’s lost the will feel
it is hard to then distinguish
what is false and what is real.

To seek your resurrection
from this darkness into light
you must struggle for direction
as you rise towards the light.
At first it’s just a glimmer
like the hopefulness of dawn,
but as the sun gets brighter
it will help to keep you warm.

It’s a long and tedious journey
and it never has an end,
but becomes less of a burden
as you stem the downward trend.
Should sadness comes to haunt you
let life wash its waves away
immersing you with feelings 
of new hope in every day.

When all about you crumbles
and life becomes a chore,
it takes courage, strength and effort
to make life worth living for.
But when risen from the ashes
like the Phoenix from the Flame
you can once again start breathing
and enjoy your life again.

Ivor G Davies

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  1. Date: 5/28/2015 11:56:00 PM
    What do I say? I think you have said it all. A very good poem!

  1. Date: 5/27/2015 10:55:00 AM
    Hi IVOR.. Just a quick note to congratulate you for having this impressive write posted on Soup's home page for the whole world to easily see.. Well, at least many poetry lovers will get to check it out. Blessings and keep writing wonderful works! -LM

  1. Date: 5/24/2015 11:49:00 PM
    IVOR, Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. SKAT love

  1. Date: 4/19/2011 10:21:00 AM
    Ivor at this best doing kind of stuff I like to write as well. Life ain't all roses, sometimes it do suck, huh? Good writing here, and the only thing missing I can see is the reality that we have lost our ability to distinguish between good and bad, between wrong and right, today, THAT IS A FACT and it starts at the lowest social end all the way up and through every governmental agency and includes the Supreme Court.

  1. Date: 4/19/2011 10:20:00 AM
    I enjoyed this write. Trying to get life on a positive track again can be like an uphill climb, but the effort does pay off, and you realise life is worth living and wanting to hold on too. Good use of expression. Best wishes Em :)

  1. Date: 4/19/2011 9:55:00 AM
    How does that old song go, "Nobody does it better"....thank you

  1. Date: 4/18/2011 7:07:00 PM
    Ivor enjoyed reading this very creative piece of refreshing poetry.

  1. Date: 4/18/2011 5:47:00 PM
    A beautiful write, Ivor. A smooth and polished read. Thank you for sharing.