Silencing waves

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Featured Review on this writing by Shikibu Gion

For the happy girl who committed suicide. Mental illness is not always noticeable, it usually isn't at all, until we see it in our memories.

This water pulls me under

This current holds me down.

How can I find the surface?

When my body, is so far gone.


These waves they hold me hostage

These rocks they bar me in.

How can the sun not care?

When it’s up there, glaring down.


This air, it can’t escape me

These lungs will not burn out.

How can I not feel hopeless?

When the silence, drowns me out.

Submitted: September 17, 2018

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An excellent poem. That last verse is so effectively composed!

Mon, September 17th, 2018 6:35pm


Thanks for your input, I'm glad you like it :)

Tue, September 18th, 2018 3:21pm

Melancholic Wisdom

This one really hits close to home for me, almost all of my really close friends have struggled with mental illness and suicidal thoughts, including myself. And I think you described that feeling perfectly. Excellent work

Thu, August 22nd, 2019 6:22am


Thank you, that is also something that I have struggled with my entire life as well. I wrote this poem the day after a family friend had committed suicide. I felt this was a way to portray the feelings many people have before they get to that point.

Thu, August 22nd, 2019 12:23pm

Shikibu Gion

masterfully crafted in a way that brings awareness to a form of mental health we're all familiar with. hauntingly beautiful.

Tue, November 12th, 2019 3:42pm

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