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Staying Above Water

Finding the will to keep swimming

By Lori MeltonPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Staying Above Water
Photo by Ivan Sabayuki on Unsplash

The fire in your lungs

Extinguished with your last breath

A harsh battle lost

I imagine you

Floating in celestial air

Free from pain on Earth

I’m not brave, Mama,

I am tired, fragile, lost

Drowning without you

Pulled under, eyes shut,

I hear you whisper, “Just breathe,

Then live, love, and swim.”

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  • Caroline Jane4 months ago

    ❤ Beautiful.

  • Scott Wade4 months ago

    I feel your pain. 🥰. Love your moving poem. Welcome back.

  • I'm so sorry for your loss! 🥺 This was very emotional! Beautifully written!

  • A wonderful tribute with beautiful words, 💕

  • Babs Iverson4 months ago

    My condolences, Lori. Awesome, totally awesome 💕💖😊

  • Dana Stewart4 months ago

    This is beautiful. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Cathy holmes4 months ago

    Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Melissa Ingoldsby4 months ago

    A beautiful and loving tribute. I felt your love for her here.

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