Now I'm Alive

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Mind goes blank, only actions persist
The turmoils of the world do not penetrate
The thick collective blue
Only sounds of a watery wind ring in my head

With peace as my companion, yet exhilarated in an adrenaline overwhelm,
I push harder, farther, faster
Everything aches, everything races,

Suffocating, I breathe in fuel for my body
Lungs filled, satisfied from starving, I am energized further
I feel isolation, I feel tranquility, I feel freedom
Now I’m alive





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Teacher Teri said...
May 7, 2009 at 6:41 pm
While I was reading this poem, I really felt that it was about Jordan's experience with swimming. I was happy to read the author's comments about the poem, as the imagery that came to me was what he described in his comments.

As usual, each poem I read from Jordan is brilliant and I am honored to know such a talented young man.
 
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