Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

Room to Breathe

Custom User Avatar
More by this author
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.

Join the Discussion

This article has 2 comments. Post your own!

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_DeceitThis 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. replied...
Jun. 18, 2011 at 9:13 pm :
Thanks! I was worried I didn't get a good enough message across... ^^"
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
Site Feedback