Room to Breathe

February 13, 2011
By Origami_Ferret SILVER, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Origami_Ferret SILVER, Virginia Beach, Virginia
8 articles 0 photos 75 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let's go."
"We can't."
"Why not?"
"We're waiting for Godot."
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"Get thee to a nunnery!"


Oxygen dwindles
In this empty world
This corner we’re stuck in
The place we lay curled


The breath of an Adult
And the breath of a Child
The breath of a Nation
Some strong, some mild


The magician, he put me here
Inside this little box
Nothing up my sleeves, see?
Just a silence that shocks.


What to do
When suddenly you can’t breathe?
You can’t taste or feel?
You can’t hear or see?


A needle pokes
The magician smokes
While carbon dioxide chokes
This is it, folks
My very last show
Unless he gives me some
Room to breathe.


Suffocating slowly
Oh-so unholy
Feeling so lowly
‘Cause of everything bad
We’ll die from everything good
Unless we find some
Room to breathe.


Why can’t I get some?
Some room to breathe?


Give me room to breathe.



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on Jun. 18 2011 at 9:13 pm
Origami_Ferret SILVER, Virginia Beach, Virginia
8 articles 0 photos 75 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let's go."
"We can't."
"Why not?"
"We're waiting for Godot."
--------------------------------
"Get thee to a nunnery!"

Thanks! I was worried I didn't get a good enough message across... ^^"

on Jun. 18 2011 at 3:59 pm
CarrieAnn13 GOLD, Goodsoil, Other
12 articles 10 photos 1648 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." --Douglas Adams

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." --Marcus Aurelius

I love the imagery in this poem.  It's nice and short, but it packs a powerful message.  Good job!


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