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Drowning In The Depths

There is a hole

Where my heart used to be

There is a buzz in my ears

Like the droning of bees

Asking in a voice filled with tears

How long till I am whole?


There is a longing

Deep within, an unease

Elusive and ill-defined;

A sore that is festering

An ache that seize

The peace of mind.


There is a darkness

Thick as a blanket

Cold as ice

Wrapping its icy hands

Around me; I am breathless

Alone in the dark basement.


There is a pain

Dull and throbbing

Hidden behind smiles

That waxes and wanes

Rising and ebbing

Like the ocean tides.


There is only despair

A sturdy friend, ever present

As I drown in the depths

And then there are moments

When I come up for air

Fighting to take a couple breaths.

Written by Tope Ogundare, tweets @zaphnath_paneah

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Walt Shakes(@Walt_Shakes) is an award-winning Nigerian writer, poet and veteran blogger. He is a lover of the written word. the faint whiff of nature, the flashing vista of movies, the warmth of companionship and the happy sound of laughter.

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  1. shakespeareanwalter

    It is Sunday, and I do not know why I had to post this darkness on such a day for sunniness.
    That is my disclaimer.

  2. This is so me right now. Nice work, Tope.

  3. I love this. Simple. Relatable. Real.

  4. Speaks to me in unimaginable ways *sighs*

  5. I Practice staying down everyday so that maybe one day when things get to a head, I’ll go down and never come.

  6. The well articulated and intriguing composition of a very beautiful, soulful mind! Whenever I read this masterpiece, it tugs at my heartstrings! The gloom’s really thick, palpitating and all-encompassing! Thank God for the ray of light, the offering of some kinda hope; which the narrator identifies with; whenever he/she comes up for air, trying to take in a coupla breaths! So its not all darkness, hope abounds even if just a teensy-weensy bit! *laughing*

    A fab job you did here Doc; can’t reiterate it enough! Way to go bwoi! Kudos!

  7. Wow! If I could spend some time in the minds of these writers.

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