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Do Not Resuscitate

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Do Not Resuscitate

Do Not Resuscitate 

You did not tell me we were drowning. 
I’ve always known to swim. 
Why didn’t you tell me we were sinking?
I would have rescued us again. 

The ocean we were swimming, 
Was vast, and wide, and blue. 
We were seeking out a treasure
Just our love and me and you. 

Why did I not see that we were drowning.
And scream for help to come. 
That ocean race that we were swimming, 
We never could have won. 

 You told me once before, 
That you knew you couldn’t swim. 
But I thought I could hold your head up
Help you breath the air and take it in. 

I threw on my lifeguard persona. 
I wanted to save you. Save you and I 
But I knew I couldn’t jump in the water again
At the time I just didn’t know why. 

You did not tell me we were drowning. 
I wish you would have told me then. 
If I had seen that we were sinking, 
I could have let the rescue of myself begin. 

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  1. Date: 7/18/2011 6:18:00 PM
    Did this really happen Amber? Such a sad situation but you wrote it beutifully.

    Huether Avatar Amber Huether
    Date: 7/18/2011 7:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    well yes. Its an analogy of my former relationship. it was sad. but we live and learn right
  1. Date: 7/16/2011 10:10:00 PM
    Ok lol what I meant to say is I can thoroughly identify with this poem. So many of the excellent authors on this site such have yourself are continuing to invoke introspection in my left. Thank you!

    Huether Avatar Amber Huether
    Date: 7/17/2011 7:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) thank you. I'm glad that some good things (the inspiration of this poem and inspiring you as well) can come out of a heartbreaking situation. thanks for the read and comment. ~amber
  1. Date: 7/16/2011 10:09:00 PM
    I can thoroughly identify with this poem. So many of the excellent authors on this site such have yourself are continuing to invoke introspection in my left. Thank you!