Holding my breath


Holding my breath

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felice007
felice007Community member
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This is a poem I wrote about the massacres at American high schools. This is my first ever poem so I'd love to get feedback.
I am not from the US but I have lots of friends who do, and this is written for them. It is called holding my breath. sorry for the unconvinced. Every line has its own page.

Holding my breath

I hold my breath

I hold my breath for my friends

I pray for their safety

I pray for their lives

I hold my breath for people who judge me

Because I’m not from there

Because I won’t understand

I will never

I hold my breath for people who do not believe I am holding my breath

yet I am holding my breath

So why would I hold my breath, if I don’t understand?

I keep waiting for the moment when I can finally release my breath

And I will not have to worry

But I hold my breath. Because I am scared that moment won’t ever come

You held your breath

You held your breath that moment

You held your breath when you were in the dark closet

Behind the school desks

You held your breath when you were running through the hallways

As you heard gun shots behind you

You held your breath until you had no breath left to hold

I hold my breath

I hold my breath for them

I hold my breath for change

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