Just When I Thought

Just when I thought I couldn’t take it anymore
As the water rushed over my sinking form
And the winds sang a song that matched my forlorn
I remembered what it was that I was dying for.

Just when I thought I couldn’t take another step
My feet giving out, hands flat to the ground
My neck losing strength-dropping my head down
I recalled the meaning that I lost in each misstep.

Just when I thought I couldn’t take another breath
Lungs filled to the brim with the remnants of tears
Shed in the dark all alone through the years
I was reminded of the reasons that I loved myself.

Just when I thought I couldn’t stand another hurt
Resentment bitter-tasting pushing joy away
Filled with venom from all the things I never did say
It came to mind how much real love was truly worth.

Just when I had given up on everything we built
As I walked away from the crumbling decay of time
Tired of pretending everything was fine
I felt the waters drowning me begin to shift.

My feet touched the bottom-didn’t know it was there
I pushed myself up one more time, caught some air
Just when I thought I couldn’t do it again,
I found the strength enough to try. And I did.

 

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