Marianas Trench

Marianas Trench, By Brian37(AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB/META and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

Unthinkable, unfathomable
Unimaginable, unreachable
Inconceivable,
Unbelievable

Invisible pain
No one can see
The heavy anchor
That clutches me

Tentacles won’t
Let me be
Pulling me under
The briny sea

Ugly angler
Lures me in
Suicide taps
On my shoulder again

Barracudas
In the water
Friends, ask
“What’s the matter?”

Out of the trench
I climb the ladder
Broken rungs
It doesn’t matter

My dark thoughts
Aways gather
Need a distraction
I would rather

Surface and rise
Avoid my demise
Marians Trench
My hopes bely
(end)

I am NOT suicidal right now. But I do know that dark tone, and I have had it in my life. This poem comes from reading Anne Sexton today. She is a dark poet.

If you are feeling suicidal, call a trusted friend or family member, call online support or 911. You are not alone.

Unknown quote, “Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” I cannot begin to think of all the things I wouldn’t have done, or time I spent with family and friends, and all the poems that I would not have written if I had given up. I do know what that dark place is, but it doesn’t stay that way.








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2 responses to “Marianas Trench”

  1. Very moving, Brian. I could totally identify with this piece from the days when I was suicidal. I tried many times to end my life and very nearly succeeded, but I’m now very grateful that my attempts failed and that I am still here and able to enjoy my life. X

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