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Lost, Without Hope

Everywhere I look, all I see is nothing A vast space full of water, the current pulling me out to nowhere Kicking and screaming I’m trying to stay above the wild waves But the crash and smash against me, the water filling my lungs I cannot breathe and I cannot float much longer I want so desperately to have something to cling to But yet I am alone in this fight, to keep my mind above To keep myself from sinking to the depths of depression A dark, endless pit that I will not be able to escape The burning anger above me And sweltering sadness beneath me Challenge me in my everyday To try and hold on to the thin lines of reality The lines that are blurring before my very eyes I do not know how much longer I can keep I want it all to end…but I do not want to end it all I am so tired…so very tired But sleep dances away from me, Like a young child on a play ground, sleep runs and hides The giggles of him I can hear, here and there But I cannot reach him He his beyond my capacities, beyond my boundaries And I’m losing this fight to stay above the water I feel like I’m drowning ‘ISN’T ANYONE THERE’ I cry And I weep, but honestly I really don’t know why Why I feel so trapped in this grey world With no escape and no reverence I am lost in the wild furls of my psychotic mind Where no one can find me, no one can help me…save me Alone and drowning I try to grasp onto the thin wisp of hope But it is false and was gone before it ever appeared I am lost, with nothing but the water and fire The darkness, and terror I have nothing to hold onto Yet I keep fighting, I keep fighting this losing battle But I do not know how much longer I will last

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  1. Date: 8/9/2013 8:03:00 PM
    WOW! I do not know why I have not read this particular one. It is amazing. I can feel the emptiness and darkness of your despair. Great work! You are a FANTASTIC poet and your work is raw and powerful. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 10:57:00 AM
    Yes, yes this is some heavy stuff. I loved this poem the first time I'd read it...loving it now even more. Why I didn't fave it then??? Silly me!!...;)

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 7:06:00 AM
    You are like modern day Sylvia Plath (my favorite poet). This is some intense writing...I really hope you'll come out of depression very soon...and trust me, you're gonna last long...REALLY LONG...:)

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    Date: 10/6/2012 1:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    aaaaawwwww!!!!! <3 <3 <3 Thank you SO much :) This really means a lot to me. This comment made my night that's for sure. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and t comment :)
  1. Date: 9/7/2012 1:52:00 PM
    A sad but very professionally written Rebecca. Have a lovely weekend. - Xoxo love Anne-Lise :)