Anchors | A poem by Eli Oko

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 Anchors
 
 Something tells me we are halfway
 I have become like an anchor
 Sink! I tell myself
 Drown! I tell myself
 Hit the ground of the ocean
 Or she’ll surely float away.
 I truly want to be here
 I just don’t think I can stay
 Help is overboard
 I have choices I must make
 Sink! They tell me
 Drown! They tell me
 Make a home below the waves
 A sinister calm has hit my temple
 Something tells me we are halfway.
 
 Poetry seems to like to vent the broken me
 But I was a happy child and a blooming teen
 It just lasted less than the length of dreams
 And if I’m not to blame then who could it be?
 Truth is… no truth can set you free
 Pain and fear lay in-between
 The things you hope for and the things you see
 Just strangers, that will never meet.
 

 But Something tells me we are halfway
 We are like anchors
 Sink! We tell ourselves
 Drown! We tell ourselves
 Hit the ground and watch things shake
 Like the thoughts between our temples
 Somewhere sacred, we escape
 If we lay them down on pages
 Are they hostage where they lay?
 And as we number them
 And organise their existence
 Will the troubles in us fade?
 For in insanity, you shake hands with the sane
 
 These are not poems written into thin air, 
 With every line you’ve changed the game
 See we are anchors
 Holding firm to seabeds
 So that others can survive the waves.
 
 Sink! I tell myself
 Drown! I tell myself
 Something tells me I am halfway
 Hit the ground of the ocean
 Or she’ll surely float away.
 
 The power of our poetry to encourage and upbuild one another, 
to keep others afloat and up. 
That even if you are the anchor below holding the ships above,
never goes unnoticed, that sacrificial love. 

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