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Drowning in the Past

My tears and drowning feel much alike
For I try to scream but lose the fight
My barren words not enough to ease the shroud
Evaporating into an emotionless cloud

No, I can’t, I won’t go back
My rising fears to reverse the track
It seems so bland with glazing eyes
Mind and body torn for the prize

After such short time, was given hope
Found a brighter, better road
And now, to just lay down my work
I not bear to stand and look

So, from this chance to entrust myself
Be placed upon my higher shelf
To heal the past and pave the future
Backwards – I may have to venture

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In the poem, along with the metre helps make a musical poem. A regular rhyme aids the memory for recitation and gives a predictable pleasure.
Nice job!

"By virtue of creativity, my literary genre is poetry".


This is really on point. Indicative of your musicality. Obviously great rhythm and rhyme. I like the soft rhyming which I believe I’ve commented on before.


Thanks Tim!

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you might trim this down to make
the lines a little smoother. Here are some things I might do:

My tears and drowning feel much alike
I try to scream, but lose the fight
My barren words won't ease the shroud
Evaporating, in emotionaless clouds

In short time, I was given hope
I found a better, brighter road
Now, to just lay down my work
I cannot bear to stand and look

As always, these ideas are yours to use or not, maybe after some reflection
you may have a better idea. ~ Geezer.

There is value to commenting and critique, tell us how you feel about our work.
This must be the place, 'cause there ain't no place like this place anywhere near this place.

I'll have a look over it and will probably get to editing it properly in a while. Thank you for the constructive suggestions.

- Bri :)

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Reflecting on where we have been, where we are and where we would like to be can be a difficult task but you displayed the motions and emotions beautifully here. Sometimes we have to go back to move forward. Good job!


It is always a great feeling when someone understands the full and raw nature of your poem. This really makes me feel heard and I'm sure others would relate as well.

- Bri :)

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