Waves of despair wash over me
And carry me away from the shore
Out too far to get back?
To be seen and heard no more.
I am all alone in this place
There’s no one for miles around
Is this time to be the one?
When I go and surely drown.
Darkness surround me on the outside
Darkness is pouring through my skin
It is moving to the very core
Of the man I am within.
I call out to the open air
But there’s no one to hear my plea
I cry hard on the inside
Of why this has to be.
Have I gone too far to sea this time?
With no way for me to get home
Is this the way it’s going to end
With me here, frightened and alone.
Todays poetry contest submission was written by George Hiegel.
Do you think it could possibly be one of the best new poems of 2013?