Let me Breathe

You are the greatest traitors
I have ever known
For no crown leads you astray
no gold coin or throne
My heavy heart thuds
against my lungs
It aches as it bangs
against its cage
I can’t breathe
the dank air
I can’t breathe
around you
I draw a circle
a place far from you
Where I feel safe
becalmed
away from cruel
Still I feel it bang
against its door
I will not open
it once more
It is jealousy
that snakes my way
that’s haunted the years
day by day
A cuckoo’s nest
a den of thieves
Fools lie in wait
to see blood weep
from pores plucked
from feathered breast
No sympathy
for treasure chest
Now from the vantage point
of this hill
I see you feeding on
the carcass still
But I am not there
with you in that near past
I am drawing breath
my heart’s beating fast

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I draw a circle, a place far from you
Where I feel safe, becalmed, away from cruel

Featured in Vavoom 4/04/13

Featured in Art and Ink So Free 11/4/13, Thankyou! My special fiftieth feature!! :D

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Comments

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 1 year ago


    Congratulations! Powerful work Sorcha. Well done

  • Thankyou Donna! Wow, glad you appreciate it. :)

    – Sorcha Whitehorse ©

  • MINDSET
    MINDSETover 1 year ago

    Wow…. I like this………… congrates on your feature…………..

  • Thankyou very much! Glad you like it. : )

    – Sorcha Whitehorse ©

  • timbuckley
    timbuckleyover 1 year ago

    poetry is best when emotions are raw you a delivered it on a plate with blood still flowing

  • Awesome! Thankyou Tim Buckley and Art and Ink So Free. Glad you like my piece. :)

    – Sorcha Whitehorse ©

  • JaneRoberts
    JaneRobertsover 1 year ago

    Powerful poetry so full of emotion. x

  • Thankyou Jane, I’m glad it connected with you. :) x

    – Sorcha Whitehorse ©

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