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Breathing underwater is hard
Keeping cool in a heatwave even so
Holding till the moment the right card
Making them want more as you go

Equilibrium is brief
Balance so eludes
Time’s a wretched thief
Reality intrudes

Breathing underwater even still
Keep a tempest in a paper cup
Just a momentary thrill
Hold on tight and never give it up

Insanity is good
Curious, full of mirth
Still you really should
Come down to earth

Breathing underwater as I try
To turn the world upon itself at last
You’ll remember me here by and by
But only when the moment’s passed

( c) Helen Valentina 2018


About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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4 Responses to Breathing

  1. Cubby says:

    Excellent rhyming and beautiful poem!

  2. Good one, (well they all are good) Maybe I’ll say fun one, Helen.

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