Sometimes I write poetry, this image really made me think about the past year and where I’m at now. I started writing this after a really tough gym session,where I just felt my body let me down. Anyway, this is one of my few poems, enjoy.
One second was all it took,
Flying then falling
My lungs gasping for air
You cracked and you crumbled,
making me not as high.
Once I’d dreamed of growing taller, now I’d take it with no complaints.
You made my legs useless,
my summer a sleepy haze.
A city that should have been my playground,
turned into white walls and levels of pain.
Even now as I start to reclaim,
some of those things you took.
You can still floor me with a no notice
reaching out for boxes, the only hope I have of taking away my pain.
No doubt you’ve changed my life,
for the good as well as the bad.
In ways I couldn’t have dreamt of,
before their letter came.
I don’t want to fight against you,
spend my days angry and depressed.
But some days I can’t forgive a body that fights against me.
When I’m trying every day.
But I suppose time will tell,
and all I can do is carry on.
Slowly and pick myself up from the fall.