The Drowning Man

September 30, 2017
By Neha.J13 BRONZE, Karachi , Other
Neha.J13 BRONZE, Karachi , Other
4 articles 2 photos 6 comments

I know they'll ask me what it was like, meeting you;
And i'll tell them  all the reasons why it was worth it.

 

I'll tell them how a blue jay sings,
How unlike its colour, it ain't blue at all.
I'll tell them of all the safety nets
You've been trying to assemble for a decent fall.
I'll tell them how night takes over a city;
A mixture of grey and black and peace.
I'll tell them how you lived in a sorrowful house
With all the doors and the locks but no keys.

 

I'll tell them about why branches fall off,
How they know of a bit of a branch that saves a drowning man.
I'll them of a heartbeat heard from beneath that cage of a rib;
And maybe they'll know that you've been trying the best you can.
I'll tell them about a single cloud, dark, yet light
Sheltering me not so well from the heavy rain.
I'll them about a treasure chest of a mind of yours;
And that, you had all your reasons, but you tried to stay sane.

 

I'll tell them how a building falls

With all its inhabitants still trapped inside.
And if they ask me if I knew your happy self,
I'll tell them about a coin with no two sides.
I'll tell them of a bruise formed, which grew
By the use of a special band aid kit.
I know they'll ask me what it was like, meeting you;
And I'd tell them all the reasons why it was worth it.


The author's comments:

I am a young reader and writer, in search for opportunities to write my heart out and improve my writing skills. As a person who has a passion for writing, I try to decipher my jumbled thoughts by interpreting it in the form of poetry. I find it as th best way to let out built up emotions when stressed. 


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on Dec. 20 2017 at 5:50 am
Neha.J13 BRONZE, Karachi , Other
4 articles 2 photos 6 comments
Thank you soo much! Your appreciation means alot to me.

on Nov. 21 2017 at 1:09 am
ElisaTheDuck ELITE, Rigaud, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Describe yourself in three words."
"Lazy."

I don't know how young you are, but if you keep writing, you will definitely go far; this poem is already proof of that. Honestly, never let go of your poetry because it isn't a skill you can learn; it's a gift you're born with and it will be your next breath when you need it most. You have an original way of writing, so stay true to you and don't let anyone tell you how to write, especially not on this website since they often award editor's choice to the most shallow of poems. And always keep your heart open because before you know it, the next poem will be whispering for you to write it. Most of all keep up the great work; I look forward to reading more from you in the future. :)

on Nov. 9 2017 at 5:40 am
Neha.J13 BRONZE, Karachi , Other
4 articles 2 photos 6 comments
Thankyou! :)

on Nov. 9 2017 at 5:40 am
Neha.J13 BRONZE, Karachi , Other
4 articles 2 photos 6 comments
Thankyou! The encouragement means alot! :)

Dhuzz said...
on Nov. 9 2017 at 1:31 am
Amazing work! Keep writing! :)

on Nov. 8 2017 at 11:58 am
Neha.J13 BRONZE, Karachi , Other
4 articles 2 photos 6 comments
her* she* Thankyou :)

on Nov. 8 2017 at 11:57 am
Neha.J13 BRONZE, Karachi , Other
4 articles 2 photos 6 comments
Thankyou! :)

M.J. said...
on Nov. 8 2017 at 11:12 am
Great I encourage you to keep writing .

Light yagami said...
on Nov. 8 2017 at 7:34 am
Nice work. Great use of words and their meanings. I think the owner of this poem should submit more of his poems and that one day he'll be a great known poet (also may appear in school textbooks xD)

on Nov. 8 2017 at 6:11 am
Neha.J13 BRONZE, Karachi , Other
4 articles 2 photos 6 comments
Thanks!:) appreciate the compliment!

Patota said...
on Nov. 8 2017 at 6:09 am
Wow, that is one deep poem. Hope to see more of these works!


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