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Fight to survive

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The stench of them, escapees, days it’s been

In the boat, it’s horrific scenes

Piss, sweat, blood and tears

Silence wearily breeding fear

Little water, no food left

Weak pushed overboard, laid to rest

They’ve paid their money to board the boat

It’s a wonder it has stayed afloat

Coming up to land, they see it there

They start to overcome their despair

Out of the boat someone cries

Pushed into the water by the other guys

Winded, swallowing water now

Your submerged, pushed down, and how

You try to fight with others around you

All of you battling to breath too

You hear shouting, just muffled sounds

You feel other people’s bodies all around

You come to the surface and catch your breath

It seems like you have passed the test

You look around in the water near you

Drowned bodies in a sea of death stew

This is the freedom you have seeked

Only for the strong, not the weak

You swim for the shore, as hard as you can

What will you do? What will be your plan?

It’s still so far, so far away

Will you reach it? Get there today?

You push and push, more and more

You start to touch the sea floor

Exhausted, emotional, you reach the land

You feel the ground, the wet sand

You start to cry, your an emotional mess

To survive all that, you must have been blessed

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Phil lister 29/09/17

listerspoetry@gmail.com

Picture – pixabay

2 thoughts on “Fight to survive

  1. I love this poem a lot! “Drowned bodies in a sea of death stew” is so vivid and morbid, I almost forgot to breathe reading this bit. Thanks for such a wonderful reply 🙂

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