Waves of negativity: Conquered

If you have been a reader for a while, then you may know that I have a “30 before 30” list. This list includes me writing a poem for the blog and a friend even posted one of their own to get me started. I am finally delivering on this.

Conquered - Drowning in negativity

Waves of negativity: Conquered

Drowning in a sea, unable to breathe
I reach out, grasping for something of substance to hold on to
All I feel is the cold water around me, slowly pushing me under
The more I reach, the deeper I go
A ray of light beacons from above and I can see.
The waters around me are cold, cowardly, and made of flesh.
Waves of negativity
“You can’t”
“You won’t” they taunt.
I kick off of the bottom, and like a dolphin, soar out of the water, higher than the heads of those keeping me under.
No longer held by their cold, uncaring hands, I am free.
I can and I will.

I always say that I am not a writer and I stand by this. I think blogging (how I do) and writing is completely different. My blogs are just spews of thoughts; writing has more effort into it. With that said, I do write sometimes, but I keep it to myself. I have wanted to share some of my writings, but I always feel they are so personal and it ends at that. With a little motivation from others, I was finally able to write something that I wanted to share publicly. I hope you guys like it.

Do you write poems or short stories?
Are you a writer? 


42 thoughts on “Waves of negativity: Conquered

  1. Mary O'Malley

    I use to write quite a bit of short stories and poems when I was younger. I’m working on a short story now actually that I plan to publish. It’s not gone far yet but I’m hoping to finish it soon.

  2. Pam

    I used to write poetry. It takes a lot of courage to put it out there for everyone to see! Now I mainly blog, but that’s still writing!

  3. Angelic Sinova

    I have a 25 before 25 bucket list and one of the things on there is too write a screenplay! I’ve always loved reading poetry but it’s not my strong suit when it comes to writing. I really enjoyed this poem <3

  4. Bailey K.

    I used to write poetry all through high school and college, and I even had a few of my poems published in a university book and a few magazines. But somehow, I got out of it when I hit the real world 6 years ago. I’d love to get back into writing poetry, but it’s so much harder than I remember!

  5. Alli

    Your poem is awesome! Great job! I believe that a writer is simply someone who writes. I’m always aspiring to be a better writer. :)

  6. Jeanae

    I took a brief break from writing stories, but discovered that I was happiest when I wrote.
    I must disagree with you…after getting introduced to your blog, and reading it, I must say that you ARE a writer, and a great one at that :)

    1. LifeAsAConvert Post author

      Thank you. I guess it’s all in the mindset. I consider what I do on my blog “sharing”.. I think actual writing has a little more thought going into it :)

  7. Sharon

    Yes, I did like it and you’re right, blogging and “writing” are different. I blog for fun, my writing is personal. I’m glad you shared, it’s a wonderful poem

  8. Local Adventurer

    i definitely call myself a blogger over a writer.. mainly bc i have some writer friends.. and what they do is something i cannot. haha although i do want to improve my writing and i have thought about writing poetry and music often.

  9. Echo

    It’s a beautiful and powerful poem. I too, feel like my blog is just a rant on the internet. I haven’t truly “written” since high school.

  10. Tami

    It was a giant step sharing this writing of styl for the first time. I enjoy writing but am timid about sharing so many blog posts go unpublished.

  11. lauren

    I have tried inthe past to write poetry but it has never turned out well. but i blog to share personal stories to help people so in that sense i like to write :)

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