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Pulled From the Abyss

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Pulled From the Abyss

Assuming… cold…
An abyss of extricated lies
Squeezing out like bile from your brain
I can’t breathe when the voice of yours
Is so edgy…so rock hard
As if my life is but a layer over you
That you can break and manipulate and BUILD UPON
I cringe—I turn into a statue 
Defeated and ever-blinking
As the rest of my existence around is sinking
I don’t want to be a part of it
But I feel the chains linking to you
As you twist and pull and contort
I am still and stiff as a board
Cracking and rotting—a piece you hoard
Labeled unworthy
Fables unwinding
I’m still here blinking the tears away
But as the world occupies my spirit
My physically chained body yearns
Yearns for a warmth that never comes
That is always promised

A voice from the deep draws me in
Pulling me up for a moment
Touching me
The voice is cold but his arms are warm
And every familiar face around dies away
Dark eyes crushing my tears into powder
And I smile
Because I have never read a face
As genuine and unassuming as his
And for once
I welcome what once was disease
I welcome the haunt of his existence
Because though he has raised me from the abyss
He is willing to come again
And keep on pulling


Copyright © Laura Breidenthal

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  1. Date: 11/6/2013 6:14:00 PM
    This one really hits home. A beautiful write. Sometimes we just need someone to give us hand and pull us up and out of the abyss. As always I love your work. ~Kilmer

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 4:25:00 PM
    This massive battle of self & heart must grind the soul. There has to be healing. To be pulled, raised, then pulled again...time to pull out the scissors and cut the binds. I was in these shoes too. Excellent work.

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 11/5/2013 4:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Drake. I really appreciate your kind reviews. ~Laura
  1. Date: 11/4/2013 7:06:00 AM
    You're words are like well taught strings, on a guitar, so hauntingly beautiful music it makes, oh but the courage it must take, you are still as precious as ever Laura, sending you love coated hugs, xxx

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 11/4/2013 2:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are correct. --though I do not play too well - - getting better! I love your intuition and your love. Thanks so much for reading my friend.
    Rose Avatar Mystic Rose
    Date: 11/4/2013 7:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have a guitar at home, but I just strum like a deaf leopard but I have a hunch you play guitar, well, smile xxx