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

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Down and down
Until the murk grips
So I cannot breathe
Or cry out helpless
To unreachable assistance
Which never comes
With arms wide to accept
The burden from my back

Far above spins the light
An infinity of vortex
Closing and opening in never-ending
Optimistic pessimism
Full arm-stretch
And widespread fingers
Grasp at nothing

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  1. Date: 4/1/2013 1:28:00 PM
    depression, i get that way sometimes and the way you discribe it is right on the money. finger reaching for nothing.