Live to Breathe (Poetry)

We often ask ourselves,

In the midst of this adversity, what is the purpose for pressing on?

Does it matter if the shadows take me and I bend a knee, forlorn?

Is it not right to want safety away from the daily stresses, the angst

Won’t a soldier arrive and reprimand me from these duties; Tom Hanks?


A little advice that history has taught us well comes to mind,

It’s a daily practice we utilize, subconscious in our own time.

Close your eyes, blink twice, feel the medicine you take in

Invisible to the tongue, but certainly working and slowly healing

Feel the memories and the clarity that floods through your veins

From Saturday morning cartoons to training and winning the big game

In the second inhale, relax, and let the shoulders collapse

The wait of tomorrow gone because you’re in this present moment, sans the past.

Remember that every breath and exhale is an opportunity taken

Just as well, opportunities that you very well succeeded in making.

You breathe in to take life, the life you’ve been so graciously given

The exhale is when you acknowledge that desire to continue living


Live to breathe, and breathe to live above the fray;

Every breath is an opportunity:

A breath that might leave you one day.

Written by: Michael “Bboy Roach1” Roach


Author: f3foranswers

A Christ-first B-boy, writer, and fitness-nut. Owner of the blog "F3 For Answers".

12 thoughts on “Live to Breathe (Poetry)”

    1. Haha I will definitely go visit! Well, it was more of an allusion to the role he played in Saving Private Ryan! He is a good guy, however, but I can’t say that he is like…my role model hahaha!

      Thanks for stopping by and reading, it means a lot! 🙂


Leave a Reply

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

You are commenting using your 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