I Choose To Remain

English: Murky waters at Chichester Canal

I could lock myself

In a room,

And never come out.


I could curl up

In the corner~

Pull a blanket

Over my head,

And disappear.


I could dig a big hole

In the yard,

Jump in and

Pull a pile of

Leaves over

My head,

Hoping you do

Not notice me.


I could submerge in a

Murky pond,

Using a reed to

Bring in air

From above~

Lying just below

The surface.

I would

Let my mind

Disconnect from

The intrusion

Of sensory



I could let go of my

Mind and responsibilities

And see what happens.


I choose not to do these things.


I choose to remain.


My interactions with you

And the rest of the world

Sap my strength



About ~Drew

I am a survivor of childhood torture. Each day, I put one foot in front of the other, moving forward. To do any less would spell my own destruction. My music/poetry/prose deal with the devastating effect of this kind of abuse on a human being: me. My experiences/thoughts/ideas/misconceptions are exposed here for all to see. Here. I am lain bare, naked, hidden only be the cloak of anonymity.
This entry was posted in depression, introspection, poetry and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

20 Responses to I Choose To Remain

  1. empressalice says:

    i Love it. I really understand it too 🙂

  2. Julie Knight says:

    brilliant. and i relate. love you!

  3. Pamanner says:

    Can totally relate. Love the imagery of the reed/air.

  4. lovely imaginations here,

    glad to see your words stretch and bend and make powerful impressions here.

    Happy Rally.

  5. Janaki Nagaraj says:

    When you are in dumps, feels like dumping everything. Nice.

  6. cool lines….

    masterful delivery on this one.

  7. Jennifaye says:

    Awww. I can relate. Lovely, lovely write. 🙂

  8. the formatting helped, nice work!!!

  9. wordcoaster says:

    Introverts unite! Er… celebrate alone.

  10. Jacqui BB says:

    Erase myself and my striped tail like a Cheshire cat.

    I can relate to your sentiments.

  11. haikudoyou says:

    simple beautiful imagery

  12. Poets Rally says:

    notice that you won the perfect poet award for poets rally week 57, welcome take it,

    truly enjoyed your lasting support.

    keep rocking.


  13. I like the direct, concise expressions of how you feel. There’s a rhythm to it which I enjoy. Then you end with a positive note – to fight it all “I chose to remain”!

  14. tasithoughts says:

    Yes,,,we all feel that way some time…however we keep truckin’ along and it takes courage.


  15. Emma says:

    Well, it’s infinitely better to remain and keep trying to find our place then to give up, that’s for sure. The days can be hard though. I enjoyed the reflectiveness of this piece and the specific images/situations you’ve used to express the emotion behind the words…very nice.

  16. Neinei says:

    lovely poem, love the sentiments… 🙂

  17. anjum wasim dar says:

    A choice poem.beautiful writing

  18. Pingback: Homepage

  19. Absolutely beautiful. Your writing is deeply moving.

What say you?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s