March 28, 2017
By Anonymous


They are pushed aside

Away in your mind

Like the pair of shoes you'll never wear


They sit on the shelf

Collecting dust

Waiting for you to deal with them

But you don't


You wait on your problems

To solve themselves

But whether big or small

They still remain


Your problems

They pile up

You keep them locked away

So they never see the light


Now this pile

Has become a pool

Soon, you know

You'll drown in this pool


You keep it hidden

Externally, nobody knows

But internally, you're still drowning

And you don't know how to swim


Maybe it's time to learn

The author's comments:

?I wrote this poem in four minutes and thirty seconds.  I didn't really know what I was going for, but then I did.  This poem is extremely vague; it can be related to anything.  We've all felt like we've been drowning in problems, with relationships, responsibility, self-esteem, etc.  This poem is about everyone, because we've all been there. 

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