Paul Donnelly


Breathe - Poem by Paul Donnelly

Just Wait,

They say it’s darkest before the dawn, because this is where the thoughts are born,
The great sin,
But hold on, wait,
For the greatest show on earth about to begin that most people sleep through.

The sun to rise, Herald a new day. Put knots at the end of your rope so you can hold on.
Don’t let us start without you.
You, the real you, every you, because in life there are always second chances.
All things must pass and so must this storm.
Picture yourself on a boat in a river, trying to stay afloat while the waters rasp your throat, BREATHE, let out a breath like an answer to death.

You’re not done yet.

This soon shall pass.

Life is a gift you can’t return and I’ve got time to burn.
So listen.
Listen to the sound of the world sleepwalking while you wake and rise.
Rise with the force of a juggernought bound for breaking intangible barriers,
Be the moth that aims for the moon, because too soon if life we are told what not to be.
You can be Anything.
There are always second chances.

Topic(s) of this poem: depression, friend, hope, suffering

Form: Verse Paragraph


Poet's Notes about The Poem

A friend of mine was at the end of her rope, admitted of depression and a suicide attempt to me, despite pill and doctors with good intentions and misguided actions. This was my letter to her of... please stay there is soo much left for you in this world.

Comments about Breathe by Paul Donnelly

  • Chinedu Dike (11/24/2015 6:52:00 PM)


    A lovely motivational piece of poetry, insightfully penned to assuage the suffocating pain and weeping of soul without comfort. Depression - a deadly sleep of the soul that deeply hurts the heart is well depicted in the poem. Thanks for sharing Paul. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (11/12/2015 10:33:00 AM)


    A very heartfelt poem, Paul. Thank you for sharing (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 12, 2015



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