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Breathe Again.

Updated on November 16, 2010

Sitting alone in this room.
It feels like a stranger to her now.
Her bags are packed, and the taxi waits outside.
But she's still wishing this wasn't real.

She prepares to leave her life behind.
And say goodbye to you for good.
Trying to breathe, but air eludes her.
She wonders if she'll ever breathe again.

Today seems like a good day to die.
Cold and alone, that box is already ticked.
What's the point in living now?
She's just a sad, empty shell.

The one unbreakable piece of her life.
Is shattered, torn and ripped apart.
These scars she knows will last forever.
And she envisions no end to the pain in her heart.

All her hopes and dreams are dust.
All because of your drunken lust.
She doesn't want to give you that power.
So without you here, she mourns for her future.

The wedding she'd planned, the children she'd named.
Dead before their turn ever came.
The sun outside's a lie. It should be rain.
But her tears fill that void, in rivers down her face.

Turning her back on her life with you.
Into a future, dark and unknown.
Nothing but fear covers her path.
Will she ever smile again?

Laugh Again?
Hope Again?
Love Again?
Will she ever Breathe Again?


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      Holly Jackson 5 years ago from England, UK.

      Thanks so much x

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      lifesparadox 5 years ago from USA

      Intensely beautiful as I could feel every word, I love this!

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      kmainka 6 years ago from My Imagination.

      Voted up, awesome, and interesting- Because, honestly, I can't think of many things more beautiful or interesting than a story told through poetry. While most poetry does tell a story, this is something entirely different... Different, and amazing. I love your writing style.

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      Frank Atanacio 6 years ago from Shelton

      powerfully raw... another up and awesome poem :) Frank

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      shygirl2 7 years ago

      Change is never easy, as with a divorce or death, and even leaving home for the first time. :( Could feel the pain, and empathize. Good poem. :D

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      Abdinasir Aden 7 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

      It is Tough decision that she doesn't know when and where the things are going to end. It is really great hub with very sad and heart feeling story. Thanks for sharing.

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      Amy 7 years ago from Chicago

      I'm in love with the intensity of this poem. I feel so able to realte to it, it makes me tear up.

      I love these lines, very moving.

      The sun outside's a lie. It should be rain.

      But her tears fill that void, in rivers down her face.

      Great Write!

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      poetvix 7 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      Such aching but powerful words. Great poem.

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      Leni Sands 7 years ago from UK

      Beautifully awesome - what more can I say?

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      attemptedhumour 7 years ago from Australia

      Tough to go tougher to stay by the sound of it. Life is never easy is it?

      Nice little hubette