Poetry

Hold On

Already onto the fourth day! Today I’m sharing a poem that I was inspired to write after listening to I’ll Find You by Lecrae. It’s such a powerful and emotional song that you should definitely listen to if you have the chance.

The song is about never giving up, even when you feel like it. That someone will always be there for you, no matter what. This song still makes me cry sometimes, as it’s one of those songs that just resonates with you.

This poem is extremely personal and hard to share at times, but that’s why I saved it for day four. Tomorrow I will be sharing a poem that — though sad– has a more hopeful tone.

 

I’m at the edge of a chasm, wondering what it will be like to jump.
I can’t take the pain, not anymore. Where is my rescue?

I just got to hold on. One more hour, one more day.

I can’t keep up the act. The mask is slipping, and I’m scared.
My feet are at the precipice. I’m ready to jump, but I’m afraid. What’s on the other side?

I just got to hold on. One more hour, one more day.

Hands clutched to my head. Screams tearing me apart from the inside.
I either fly or fall. I want to fly away, but my wings are broken.

I just got to hold on. One more hour, one more day.

Looking down scares me, and I’m not afraid of heights. What’s at the bottom?
My feet inch farther, I’m swaying at the edge, the wind shoving me.

I just got to hold on. One more hour, one more day.

If I jump, there’s no coming back. I can’t see the bottom.
Arms outstretched, I wait. I’m stuck where I am, my feet glued with fear.

I just got to hold on. One more hour, one more day.

I can’t stay where I am. Water is lapping at my feet.
I’ll drown if I stay, I’ll die if I jump and I’ll escape if I fly.

I just got to hold on. One more hour, one more day.

Just a little longer. My wings need to heal, should heal.
They’re not irreparable. I can escape, I must escape.

I just got to hold on. One more hour, one more day.

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