Jay Pee Bryan

Rookie (Child of the 70's / Nowhere, USA)

Treading Water - Poem by Jay Pee Bryan

Lost in a sea of memories,
I’ve been content to wonder from heartbreak to heartbreak.
I cannot look to the future until I have resolved my past.
But I can’t do even that,
as time will not allow even a moment to be replayed.

I am quickly growing tired of being a spectator.
I want to be a player in this, the most ridiculous of games.
How can I rid myself of this backward inertia?

Voices from the present
cannot shout above the echoes of my past.
I live in a foggy darkness
where too much of future’s great light is absorbed by despair and rage.

Swimming deeper into this murky water, I realize that
one time I will go too deep.
A day will come when I will be too tired
to put my head back above the water.
And when I eventually begin to sink,
I fear there will be no one there to gram my outstretched limb
as I slide down into oblivion.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, October 15, 2010

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