Thursday, March 29, 2012

The darkness surrounds me.

The depth surrounds me, immersed with no chance of survival
I struggle, thrashing about in the pool in the terrifying abyss
I am alone, still I long for companions
The night approaches within minutes, eerie sounds following its arrival
My spine shivers, my shoulders shuddering so profusely and out of my control
The agonizing pain of the chilling liquid just caused more frustration
The numbness in my limbs growing ever more tedious as I flailed about
The water suddenly turned salty and splashed into my irises
Now the pain began reaching its peak, making my small body convulse
I begin to slip beneath the surface, the salty water filling my mouth, nose and eyes
My screams turn into bubbles, never to be heard by a soul
I attempt to swim towards the oxygen above, only to find the surface glossed over with ice
Using all the power I may muster, I begin repetitively beating the glass, to no avail
Suddenly, the pain vanishes, and my eyes feel heavy with the feel of exhaustion
The all the pain and numbness I had felt just seconds ago left me
The surface appears miles away, as my body falls downward, sinking into cooler parts of the liquid
The rush of relief I felt must have been happiness, I assured myself
My vision scans the water once more, taking everything in
My eyes close in a deep sleep as I drift away.

<Copyright Faith C. 2012>

Thursday, March 22, 2012

One Leap.

One leap, sprung out
Arms spread wide, embracing the air as I fall
Nothing around me but the free wind
My hair flung back, mouth formed into a smile
Barely hearing my laughter over the roaring of the wind in my ears
One rush sends my body spinning like a roller coaster
Enhancing my childish glee and spirit
I curl my body into a ball
Increasing my speed and furthering my descent
I stretch my legs out, keeping my arms crossed tightly over my chest
I arc my back and shout, the thrill of this fall creating adrenaline
And sending it pumping through my veins
I close my eyes, hair whipping around my face
Enjoying every second of my body being flung downward
My body begins to slow as I approach the ground below
My feet carefully touch the soft grass and the rest of my body follows
I finally open my eyes, gazing at the fluttering feathers falling around me
I lay in the field, letting the breeze caress my body
My wings forming a circle around me.

<Copyright Faith C. 2012>

Sunday, March 4, 2012

How Would You Feel?

How would you feel
If your whole world collapsed?
How would you feel
If your life was lost in the grass?
How would you feel
Without me around?

What if someday
I vanished from your world?
Not a memory
Or a thought, or a word.

Would you act any different?
Would you go on with your life?
Because there was never such a strong bond between us
Not like husband and wife.

Would I, do the same?
Forget everything we went through
All of it in vain?
Maybe I'd keep the memories close
But still never regret the path I chose
To move away from everything
Everyone I knew.

Your life would move on
As would mine
The last time our hearts touched
It was divine
But it's now yet another memory
Between you and I.

<Copyright Faith C. 2012>