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October 31, 2019

 

Drowning

 

The water is very deep out here

Calm, but the under-tow, oh man!

It wants you. It grabs you. It pulls

you down, to where the dark waits

You fight, but you know its futile

Death is lurking there, ravenously

and you dont want to die alone

unremembered in the horrible dark

So you fight and you struggle and

you desperately reach for the light

Light is where life is, and you flail

like a madman to reach even a bit

of it and you make it to the light

and you gasp, sucking the light in

trying your hardest just to be alive

again. You see a hand, you clutch

at it, you hope and learn too late it

isnt a rescue as it holds you down

pushes you back to where the light

becomes dim and life so very scary

 


Drowning
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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