The Drowning Man

September 30, 2017
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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.






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ElisaTheDandelionThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 21 at 1:09 am
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 ... (more »)
 
Dhuzz said...
Nov. 9 at 1:31 am
Amazing work! Keep writing! :)
 
Neha.J13 replied...
Nov. 9 at 5:40 am
Thankyou! The encouragement means alot! :)
 
M.J. said...
Nov. 8 at 11:12 am
Great I encourage you to keep writing .
 
Neha.J13 replied...
Nov. 9 at 5:40 am
Thankyou! :)
 
Light yagami said...
Nov. 8 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)
 
time_nov13 replied...
Nov. 8 at 11:57 am
Thankyou! :)
 
time_nov13 replied...
Nov. 8 at 11:58 am
her* she* Thankyou :)
 
Patota said...
Nov. 8 at 6:09 am
Wow, that is one deep poem. Hope to see more of these works!
 
time_nov13 replied...
Nov. 8 at 6:11 am
Thanks!:) appreciate the compliment!
 
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