Room to Breathe

February 13, 2011
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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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CarrieAnn13 said...
Jun. 18, 2011 at 3:59 pm
I love the imagery in this poem.  It's nice and short, but it packs a powerful message.  Good job!
Sweet_Deceit replied...
Jun. 18, 2011 at 9:13 pm
Thanks! I was worried I didn't get a good enough message across... ^^"
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