Holding On

April 25, 2010
By sparkofheart GOLD, Plymouth, Minnesota
sparkofheart GOLD, Plymouth, Minnesota
16 articles 2 photos 254 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Always" - Severus Snape


Every shaky breath I take exhausts me
I'm clinging to the rope but it burns my hands
Behind my smile is a face full of pain
And all I see is grey

I can't help but want to let go
Death coils around my waist and latches his fingers in my hair
He is dragging me down
My strength is giving out

What if I were to kneel down before Death?
Just give up and let him take me?
There would be no more pain, no more struggle...
...but no hope and happiness either.

Memories would vanish and emotion would be gone
I wouldn't feel his fingers on my flesh or his breath on my neck
His arms couldn't embrace me and hold me to his chest.
And this...this is what keeps me holding on.


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on Aug. 20 2011 at 11:05 am
sparkofheart GOLD, Plymouth, Minnesota
16 articles 2 photos 254 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Always" - Severus Snape

Again thank you so much for the feedback :) I'm really glad that my poetry has such a strong effect on you! I will definitely check out your poetry too :)

on Aug. 19 2011 at 11:07 pm
thetruthawaits94 SILVER, Duncan, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.

p.s.- If you would like, you could read my poem "Never Falling" or "No Matter How Long You Search For Perfect". Those two kind of came to mind while reading this. i think that you would like them and you could apply them to your life in the same wya that i can apply some of your poems to mine! :)

on Aug. 19 2011 at 11:00 pm
thetruthawaits94 SILVER, Duncan, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.

This is absolutely amazing! I can tell that you  really mean everything of what you ar saying in this poem and i think that is why it is sooo powerful. Look for the little things in life. THey are the most beautiful. and never NEVER let go. You make a difference to the world.  Just by writing this poem you did!!! :)Great work! Keep it up!

JayMishele13 said...
on Jul. 4 2010 at 3:56 pm
JayMishele13, Apopka, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."

lol thanks my friends call me that

on Jul. 2 2010 at 10:35 pm
sparkofheart GOLD, Plymouth, Minnesota
16 articles 2 photos 254 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Always" - Severus Snape

again, i always try to find a way for my readers to relate by writing about experiences that everyone has had, even though theyre not always pleasant. thanks for the feedback :)

on Jul. 2 2010 at 10:34 pm
sparkofheart GOLD, Plymouth, Minnesota
16 articles 2 photos 254 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Always" - Severus Snape

thanks i always try and relate to my readers :) {love your screenname btw!!}

on Jul. 2 2010 at 10:33 pm
sparkofheart GOLD, Plymouth, Minnesota
16 articles 2 photos 254 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Always" - Severus Snape

thank you!!!:)

on Jun. 21 2010 at 2:30 pm
pinkypromise23 PLATINUM, Cranston, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
i know that you believe you understand what you think i said, but im not sure you realize that what you heard is not what i meant.

ive read all of your stuff and this is definitly one of my favorites(:

on Jun. 21 2010 at 11:48 am
sparkofheart GOLD, Plymouth, Minnesota
16 articles 2 photos 254 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Always" - Severus Snape

thanks!! it really means a lot to hear people say they like your writing :) it totally made my day haha

on Jun. 21 2010 at 11:47 am
sparkofheart GOLD, Plymouth, Minnesota
16 articles 2 photos 254 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Always" - Severus Snape

thank you :)

on Jun. 21 2010 at 9:26 am
givemetherapy SILVER, Mount Vernon, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Hope is what you cling to when reality has left you with nothing else."

this is so intense and emotional. i really like your writing :)

Jessip GOLD said...
on Jun. 20 2010 at 9:21 pm
Jessip GOLD, Minot, North Dakota
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Great peice once again, your writing is so powerful

on Jun. 7 2010 at 9:44 pm
sparkofheart GOLD, Plymouth, Minnesota
16 articles 2 photos 254 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Always" - Severus Snape

thank you! :)

on Jun. 7 2010 at 9:42 pm
iluvnacho PLATINUM, Somewhere, Colorado
28 articles 1 photo 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"Find the beauty in the ugly\"-Jason Mraz 5-19-10
\"Be kinder than nessicary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.\" Unknown 11-29-10

wow...wow wow wow. amazing. its so deep and sorrowful, but its so amazing and a little hope! keep it up

on Jun. 3 2010 at 9:50 pm
sparkofheart GOLD, Plymouth, Minnesota
16 articles 2 photos 254 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Always" - Severus Snape

thanks!!!!

on Jun. 3 2010 at 9:11 pm
VioletsandVoice, Spiritwood, North Dakota
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short but what you did write was powerful and i could relate to it

JayMishele13 said...
on Jun. 3 2010 at 4:53 pm
JayMishele13, Apopka, Florida
0 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."

this was really good and so relatable. it's easy to get inside yur head and to feel exactly what yur feeling.

on May. 30 2010 at 6:16 pm
sparkofheart GOLD, Plymouth, Minnesota
16 articles 2 photos 254 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Always" - Severus Snape

thank you :) i try to keep some sense of hope in all my poems no matter how dark they get...im glad you could see that!

on May. 30 2010 at 6:15 pm
sparkofheart GOLD, Plymouth, Minnesota
16 articles 2 photos 254 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Always" - Severus Snape

thank you so much! yeah i was trying to have some sort of argument/battle with death or like 'he' was trying to pull me over to his side

wondering GOLD said...
on May. 27 2010 at 10:21 pm
wondering GOLD, Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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this is really good! It flows really nicely and it's easy to relate to. At least for me it is. I like how you're almost playing with death.


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