Do I Struggle or Thrive

Do I Struggle or Thrive

Do I struggle or thrive
In this fight to survive
Above or below
Is all that I know

Though I breathe and I think
Though I act eat and drink
The pressure bears down
I am nearing to drown

But I have a reason
To live through this season
A reason to hope
That helps me to cope  

There’s no chance of surrender
Though the ocean feels tender
Releasing caressing
Tempting and blessing

Oh above or below, finding the flow
Oh hold on or let go, finding the flow

But while there is light
I continue my fight
One day I’ll prevail
I’ll live through this tale

So reaching within
I find strength to swim
And onward I go
Seeking the flow

Oh above or below, finding the flow
Oh hold on or let go, finding the flow

Then one day I find
The tide is behind
My heart becomes light
The end is in sight

I touch it and feel
I reached it, its real
Thrills of elation
Oh joyful sensation

Oh above or below, finding the flow
Oh hold on or let go, finding the flow

As I look back I see
It was always in me
This journey was long
But now I am strong

I stand here at last
Its all in the past
The struggle is done
And new life has come

Oh above or below, finding the flow
Oh hold on or let go, finding the flow

 

©Sandra Hillawi  13 February 2011

2 thoughts on “Do I Struggle or Thrive

  1. On behalf of a friend:

    Hi Sandra,

    quite a poem!!

    And expressing what I have felt like a lot during the last year or so: “nearing to drown”.

    And somehow keeping going anyway. Just that for me often there seems to be not much
    of “a reason to live through this season, A reason to hope”.

    Not so sure why I keep going in spite.

    Could be the knowing(?) that “one day I’ll find The tide is behind”…

    Anyway…

    Thanks. You have touched me here.

    D.

    Like

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