Drowning (2nd Place Poem Contest Winner)


Haeley Gibbs, Student Writer

Darkness filled my mind

And I was left behind

They didn’t care

They weren’t there

It was something I had to face

To them I was just a disgrace

Maybe drowning was meant for me

Because their love wasn’t free

Bubbles escaped my lips

And the water felt like whips

Oxygen was now gone

My body lifted like a swan

A bright light embraced me

To the point where I could hardly see

He stood there waiting

My lungs were inflating

He had decided it was time

For me to leave the world behind

Heaven was now my home

And love was finally my own