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I can't swim and I don't float,
I'm weighed down by these burdens;
I have no choice, I have no boat,
I can't breathe under water.
Failures' figures take on weight,
Meld themselves into one;
I build a raft and load the freight,
but there's no room for me.
My debts become the man I am,
and I'm expendable;
As long as money's worth a damn
what's owed consumes my soul.
I dwell in bottoms dark and deep,
Like lead there is no up;
Pleasures of wealth take long to seep
down to where I reside.
All hope is momentary fun,
so please me now and fast;
then swim back up and take a ton
and then send down a friend.
© 2014 Nicholas Emeigh
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Part of the group "Record-A-Poem," and part of the Playlist "The Poetry of Nicholas Emeigh" which includes 40+ other poems.
Notes: This poem was written on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. It's about depression and the feeling of hopelessness; debts outweighing the options.
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