A picturesque clifftop of the GAP...breathtakingly beautiful 360 degree view of Sydney.......A suicide location; many jumped from GAP after battling several depression, bipolar disorder, ill health...human deception, broken heart...depleted of a zest for life...

The Gate of Hope jammed
excited pessimists crawl
one by one beneath
found in fence GAP, bringing doom
and gloom with them... pushing hard
 
over each other
widen the entrance... little
on their way through, and
making easier for rest to
follow. Sad dark negative
 
feelings sealed your heart.
In no time...joy turns sorrow
clouds darken the sky...
...suffocating breath. Act...now...
take a chance. Other way out...gulp
 
...run to exit... breathe
breathe in Love... Hope. Safe your life!
Really that simple!
At least now when more savvy
words filled your Heart...Soul. Still left
 
much to learn for Mind.
Breathe in... guts...fearless courage
that offers your mind
more finished shapes, forms
of beauty than can Verse... Art.
 
Breathe out...the cheap flattery
exaltation won by chance.
Breathe in...work designed
for great achievements... merits
awe... respect by honest Man.
 
Then...take deep breathe out
...cunning dissimulation
for the public to
respect you for your tricks... luck.
Breathe in...bursting with
 
youth coquettish skin
breathe out...ridiculous man,
both...without concern
wooing...talk...and promise love
in unattainable hues.
 
To rescue yourself...
breathe in...a little folly
necessary to
help you out...when Breath shallows
help out...of depression when
 
your mood starts to lift...
after you finished treatment
sedated... over...
Breathe in...the safeguards
to protect Health, Mind, your Soul.
 
Breathe out...strict diets
...recommended by “experts”
to restrict calories, carbs,
fats...which is a tiresome step
illness by itself... Indeed.
 
Take deep breath! Breathe in
the view across the lake... calm
...peace. Relaxation
returning to you. Yoga
feel...Ride of life...Light of hope.
 
Hug from stranger...Laugh
...whether it’s funny or not....
take in...awareness
delivered by wind...breathe in...
Walk by water’s steady waves.
 
Climb...high enough to
see city’s sky... lights...mountain
overlooks...Take in
confidence...New frame of mind...
Dooon’t quiiit!...Get back...Zest for Life!
 
Simple as a Breath (c) 2013 Isabella Koldras

Tanka poem 5-7-5-7-7

Simple as a Breath, Isabella Koldras, Hope, Mind, Soul, Zest for Life,

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Robert L. Martin
plus de 2 ans

Great as usual.

Nelson D Reyes
plus de 2 ans

I am glad you didn't quit. And please don't ever! That new found zest for life will always be there...in the moment, a hug from stranger...a light of hope...attainable hues...all in the moment as you breathe in life. Trust me. Ant to flirt is OK as well, all part of that zest. Like.

Isabella Koldras
Isabella Koldras
plus de 2 ans

Thank you Nelson for your inspiring words.
It is a personal poem...just not necessarily personal to me... However, I'm the bear witness to a juxtaposition of Mother Nature's beauty at the Gap...well known "hot-spot" for many suicides in Australia...and a human tragedy... It makes me wonder why so many have been drawn to this spectacular piece of the Pacific Ocean coastline with the thought of "taking the breath away" rather than just admiring the raw beauty of our Sydney Harbour...........

Robert L. Martin
plus de 3 ans

Your poem took me in, alright. I felt I was right in the moment. Very good.

Isabella Koldras
Isabella Koldras
presque 3 ans

Thanks for your awesome reply.

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