Keep me Afloat

By Nahida the Exiled Palestinian

Keep me afloat

When rivers of sorrow run underground

Drenched with gloom I weep… keep me afloat

When gales of pain throw me around

With a broken-heart I mumble… keep me afloat

When waves of danger shake my ground

Frail, clutching the rail I whisper… keep me afloat

When storms of fury rage in my mind

On the rim of lunacy I gasp for sanity… keep me afloat

When clouds of fear smother my life

Disperse them… embrace me… keep me afloat

When fumes of doubts choke my insight

Blow it all away… clear my thoughts… keep me afloat

When jaws of despair are open wide

Grab hold of my hand… don’t let me slip… keep me afloat

When floods of injustice cause me to drown

Pull me out… give me the kiss of life… keep me a float

When stabs of humiliation cut deep into my heart

Wipe my injury… ease my pain… keep me afloat

When claws of adversity scratch my humanity

Come to my rescue… caress my wounds … keep me afloat

When boats of hope leave me behind

Draw out my wings… give me a push… keep me afloat

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