Swimming Against the Tide

Apologies to all poetry is not my thing but I had a request by someone close to me who asked me to do a poem to describe my feelings. Go easy on me please the last poem I wrote was nearly 20 years ago in school with the English teacher “forcing” me to do it. Well she didn’t force me as such but I had to do against my will.

I hope you like it! I have not been this nervous about something I have written before in my life…..

Swimming Against the Tide

My eyes tell the story,

They know my mouth just lied,

The clouds are still dark ones,

I’m swimming against the tide

 

Waves crashing around me,

My demons dragging me under,

The black clouds bring not just rain,

Now here comes the thunder

 

I look for a vessel,

To bring me to shore,

That one ray of hope,

Bringing me back off the floor

 

Those sharks they are circling,

Getting ready to bite,

They will not get me,

Try as they might

 

I fight to the surface,

My strength is returning,

Depression wont beat me,

The fire is burning

 

Thinking I’m worthless,

Feeling like a failure,

That bright sky in the distance,

It’s my¬†saviour!

 

I am not a good swimmer,

But I am a fighter,

As I struggle with strokes,

The sky it gets brighter

 

One day at a time,

My day of destiny soon arrives,

A testament to my resolve.

I have reached the blue skies

 

Good days or bad days,

The sharks may come back,

The bad news for them,

I’m ready to attack!

 

Dark emotions or feelings,

having nowhere to hide,

I am coming after you now

I’m swimming WITH the tide

 

 

 

 

 

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