Six Days At The Bottom Of The Ocean

June 11, 2009
I spent six days
At the bottom of the ocean
I lived six long days of punishment
I survived six days without you

Will you still be there when I surface
Or have I lost you with my loss of breath
Will you love me when I'm drowning
Or will you make me find my way

Know that I can't breathe now
I need to breathe fresh air
You know I'm not perfect
You'll know it more tomorrow

I know I'm pulling you under
I don't want you to know my darkness
I need you to let go
I need to set you free
Though without you I will drown

I should have come up today
It's been a week and that's too long
Don't hope for me to surface
You'll only weigh me down

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S.E.M This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 9, 2009 at 5:06 am
Wonderful...! I especially enjoyed the last stanza (particularly the final two lines). It was beautiful!
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