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The End of My Rope - February 12th 2015, 01:59 PM

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There’s a tightness in my chest
Pulling me deeper into this dark.
Choking and sputtering I try to fight
The way I’ve fought for so long.
Holding on to a glimmer of hope
I cling with drenched and wrinkled hands.

I can’t breathe in this murky Hell
No matter how hard I try.
It floods down my throat
Into my lungs like tar.
It coats them in my miseries and failures
Until they’re suffocating under the weight of my madness.

The string holding me up
Is getting weaker and weaker.
I can feel it fraying
Slimy hands struggle for purchase.
Climbing through the waterfall of tears
Away from the end of my rope.
I reach for the hand holding it up.
I can finally get clean and help myself.

I can feel their fingertips
Tickling at my outstretched hand.
I grip their wrist and begin to cry
Not out of sorrow but relief.

I am saved, I am free from this place!
Never again will I return
Because I can survive.
I am strong.

The hand slips.
And just like that
I am back where I began.
At the end of my rope.


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Re: The End of My Rope - February 12th 2015, 03:48 PM

This is really good!




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Re: The End of My Rope - February 12th 2015, 03:56 PM

It is great, indeed


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Re: The End of My Rope - February 12th 2015, 06:26 PM

Beautifully written!


   
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Re: The End of My Rope - February 14th 2015, 11:06 PM

This is written beautifully and I really liked it.
   
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