Below is the poem entitled The Downward Spiral which was written by poet
Giroux. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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On the edge,
Leaning towards the deep end;
The dark waters with their mystery...
Seem to beckon you and your misery,
Talking like its cold embrace will warm you,
It's asking for your life and to guide you.
Leaning forward into the abyss
The wind whipping past your ears seem to hiss
As you fly and you soar
For time that makes you wish you had more
Though the feeling cannot last,
If you keep thinking of what people said in the past.
The water boils from your unleashed rage
Only stirring the whirlwind of pain and hate
You claw at the blackness surrounding you.
This tormenting fury you cannot bear
You wish to scream in your anger,
Yet your voice seems to just whimper
Drowned without air...
Then, you are over come with despair.
The lack of life in this moment makes you weep,
All you want to do is sleep,
But then you think.
What about the ones I will make weep?
Maybe it's not all that it seems,
Maybe someone is waiting just for me?
To wake them from their dreams
The nightmare that they cannot break free
The one they are waiting in just for me?
You want it all to stop
You really want to quit
But you know there's person waiting for a hero
And this hero is you.
You must get out.
Out of this dream
To wake the one beckoning for you.
Say sorry to the black water
Flail in its grip,
Try to escape its unholy embrace.
Your breath escapes from your lungs
And your mind screams in pain.
But then the darkness evaporates.
Leaving you to start anew
Like a phoenix rising from its own dark ashes.
Look at the world that you thought you knew.
Awake and breathe.
Arise from your room
With A new view on life.
Look in the mirror,
See what you want to be,
The glass then shatters
Setting you free.
Change the world,
And all that it has hurt.
Do not let the one waiting for you down
Find him or her and turn their life around.
You won't let this world drown
You won't let others follow their spiral to the ground
Because you've already been to the bottom
You know what it's like to hit the ground,
Then lose all you have had...
But now it's your chance to turn it all around
Carry them up that spiral with not a look down!
Help them rebuild their world again
And stay with them until the end
Now no one will fear the spiral again
Because they will always have a friend.