Kristina Louisa Carr

Rookie (Born: Cape Town, South Africa)

Drowning - Poem by Kristina Louisa Carr

My smile has been declined
The laughter in my world silenced
I feel stone weights around my ankles
And tomorrow seems like a year away

I feel blocks of cement on my shoulder
And waves of muddy water pulling me under
I travel close to walls and windows
And in quiet moments my breathing ceases

I yearn for bodies of crystal clear ice cold water
Waves of surrender shattering my soul into pieces
Pieces that will start new life in a different place
A place where every sunrise will renew my life

I want to dance on the ground of oceans
Embrace the shadows of shipwrecks
Float in the nothingness of currents
Be caressed by wild flocks of sea grass

Surrounded by soft masses of liquid
I could find reason in a world of pain
Then I wake up to the dawn of a new morning
And no thoughts of drowning remain

© 2011

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  • (5/4/2011 8:02:00 PM)


    You have painted a beautiful picture with this piece and the sentiment is clear, great work! This was a pleasure to read. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, November 9, 2012


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