Free Faller

Rookie (May 23,1993 / Washington State)

Drowning In Love - Poem by Free Faller

Falling through water
Swimming for breath
Being sucked down farther
As she drowns to her death

Her power is powerless
It now seems like nothing
Her energy weakens
Her air turns to coughing

She struggles for a minute
Nothing more than a sputter
She tries to call out
But the words are all mutters

Her eyes finally close
As the water swallows her
Going deeper and deeper
As the calling stops calling her

She reaches the bottom
Not a move, not a twitch
They're still calling her name
As she rests deep with the fish

A splash awakens
Into the rushing river
Diving to the bottom
All his chills turn to shivers

He finds her body
So dead and alone
He pulls her to the surface
In her, air starts to grow

Then she finally awakens
Staring at the sheets before her
Staring down at the hands
That have seemed to have curled her

She looks up to the light
Finding a man at her side
Sleeping so tenderly
Seeing without eyes

She thinks of the past
Knowing this is her life
Her mind starts to spin
Holding tears that won’t cry

She stands up and stares
To the ceiling above
Remembering the dream she had
She was drowning in love

Comments about Drowning In Love by Free Faller

  • (5/12/2006 4:59:00 PM)

    lovely poem, but I have to get the tissues (Report) Reply

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  • (5/12/2006 4:24:00 PM)

    Very touching poem. There is something very fragile about the mood of this one. The
    heart plays a sad tune that only the sensitive soul can hear.

    Warm regards,

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  • (5/12/2006 4:16:00 PM)

    Drowning in love - great closing line. The rhymes and meter are pretty rough in places, but a little polishing and this could be a nice gem. -chuck (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 12, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, January 26, 2009

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