Philip Carter

Rookie - 10 Points (London)

I Am Drowning - Poem by Philip Carter

The wave rolls in and grabs my feet
Then tries to pull me back
But I resist its best efforts
For power, it has a lack
The wave recedes and I feel smug
That I'm still here on the shore
I've beaten the tide that has claimed lives
So many times before
But pride comes before a fall
As so many people say
I've had my pride and now my fall
Will come to me this day
Another wave comes crashing in
And knocks me to the ground
And pulls me back into the sea
And there is water all around
I fight the sea to keep my head
Up above the wave
I can't swim I hope some brave soul
Will try this wretch to save
I feel deaths icy fingers
Pulling me to my own hell
But I do not want to die today
I have stories I want to tell
Then all at once the sea draws back
And safety is in my reach
It's then I know I am a fool
I'm ten foot from the beach.


Comments about I Am Drowning by Philip Carter

  • Gold Star - 18,252 Points Ramesh Rai (9/23/2013 10:26:00 PM)

    've had my pride and now my fall
    Will come to me this day
    Another wave comes crashing in
    And knocks me to the ground
    And pulls me back into the sea
    And there is water all around
    I fight the sea to keep my head
    Up above the wave
    beautiful lines of the poem. I agree with Valerie Dohren (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 21 Points Raabia Tabassum (9/17/2013 1:52:00 AM)

    Good Keep gng; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,194 Points Valerie Dohren (4/26/2013 7:08:00 AM)

    Great poem, very well written and rhymed. Love the metaphor. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 44,572 Points Gajanan Mishra (4/26/2013 6:12:00 AM)

    I have stories I want to tell. good poem. thanks. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 26, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, August 26, 2013


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