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Drinking From The River of Fear

06Jun2019
POEM
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You know the river I’m talking about.

The one you bathed in once before you knew better but now it seems daunting to dip a toe in it. 

I’ve felt that water drag me along so many times 

so I became a strong swimmer. 

I too have felt like I was throwing myself in there to drown

the only difference now is when I feel myself 
sinking 

I just call it a baptism
and let the water wash away all that has made me feel so heavy. 

 


2 responses to “Drinking From The River of Fear”

  1. Kelly Casey says:

    “so I became a strong swimmer.”
    YESSSSSS.
    this. is. so. GOOD.

  2. mtpoet says:

    Please email this poem to me at: mtpoet@hotmail.com

    I have a few suggestions…

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