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Breathe Deep

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By The Dani WriterPublished 4 years ago 1 min read

If ya gonna breathe

Breathe deep

Open up your mind and heart but self-control you keep

Don’t reveal too much about yourself

quantify and measure

Like fine aged wine___intoxicating

sip sweetly at your leisure

The pure essence of you is precious, like deep rich soil unearthed

Your spirit must needs see the light of day for this is how you’re birthed

You must learn how to breathe my friend for the journey last many moons

Irritated you’ll ask, “When will it end?!” and you’ll hear a whole heap of “soons”

God knows

I know that you’ll get scared but the fear, it isn’t real

Just breathe in deep

Trust yourself

it’s a power you alone must feel

Advice is cheap

Everyone offers

do this do that hang tough

But who’s with you at 4am when it don’t work and times are fucking rough?






the cycle is endless

Following directions (from well-meaning people) left me broken, bruised and friendless

I’ve been there

walked these pavements

I’ve lived I’ve laughed I’ve learned

Spent many years building sturdy bridges that some fool came along and burned

Breathing has sustained me

Breathing has maintained me

Breathing bought me a minute

what’s more sometimes even two

when my foot was positioned on someone’s ass and about to go straight through

It is breath that grounds you

It is breath that surrounds you

It is breath that lets you live

If you can’t breathe deep forget-about-it_____you have little to truly give

Your existence began with breath, it’s a power tried and true

So when you take the time to breathe

you affirm the life in you


About the Creator

The Dani Writer

Explores words to create worlds with poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. Writes content that permeates then revises and edits the heck out of it. Interests: Freelance, consultations, networking, rulebook-ripping. UK-based





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  • L.C. Schäfer7 months ago

    Love this. So simple and powerful. 💪

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