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take my breath

Updated on January 31, 2013



the pain

is it death?

someone please

take my breath

steal my soul

just for a moment

living like this

is taking its toll

i cannot breathe

i am drowning slow

i cannot swim

life is not worth living

without you

is forever a sin

close my eyes

i try to despise

love, hate or lust?

the answer is never a surprise

familiar faces

day in day out

everyone appears the same

smile, somber, or frown

i speak

say hello

i am dying inside

i try to seem normal

the person beneath

screaming rage

of suicide




it would all end

someone wake me up

from the tragic descend

only at night

asleep in my bed

finally i rest

my mind stops wandering, searching

no more bothersome protests


you left

you are gone

dead to me

do not return

with sorrow

or beg with forgiveness

from me

everything you said or done

means nothing now

i know where i'm going

i will find my way


selfish greed

adopted in me

please leave my mind

i can't think

i can't breathe

i am starving of life

when i said i loved you

what i really meant was



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    • ocfireflies profile image

      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      nicely done

    • Gerg profile image

      Gerg 5 years ago from California

      Powerful, impactful prose, lynn - beautifully expressed.


    • chuckandus6 profile image

      Nichol marie 5 years ago from The Country-Side

      awww this one makes me want to cry very deep and very well done

    • ashleeosborn profile image

      ashleeosborn 5 years ago

      Heartbreaking and beautiful. I can feel your pain through your words.