Kristina Louisa Carr

Rookie (Born: Cape Town, South Africa)

Staying Above Water - Poem by Kristina Louisa Carr

Sometimes I get up and believe I'm not quite awake
Because images of my dreams still make me ache
At times I think I am a child and waiting for my mother
Only to find out that she's not here and is lost like many other

Sometimes I stare out of my window and feel depleted
Because life seems to pass by and I feel empty and cheated
At times I feel I have to get out and scream real loud
Only to find that I don't know what I'm screaming about

Life is a strange experience and often I feel like an actor
Everything is just seems to be a game without a common factor
Every day we face choices that are impossible to foresee
We just have to hope we make the right ones - don't you agree

For me staying above water seems to be a really difficult task
And it's hard to show emotions and live without a mask
Once you reveal that you care you are no longer strong
And others can drown you and make your suffering prolong

But hiding your happiness and live without laughter
Is like surviving in darkness without anyone to look after
So I think it is better to give it a try and say what you feel
Because life is short and you may miss out on the real deal

© 2011

Comments about Staying Above Water by Kristina Louisa Carr

  • (5/13/2011 11:30:00 PM)

    Awesome work. Great sentiments with nice style.
    Great write indeed.
    I rate it 10.
    Please read and rate my poem 'A deal in helplessness' on page 1.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 13, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, November 9, 2012

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