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Life at the Bottom

March 16, 2013
By SuzieQ777 GOLD, Franklin, Virginia
SuzieQ777 GOLD, Franklin, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"La Vida Es Bella"

My breathing. That’s all I focused on as I stepped onto the block. The pool looked so clear, I easily see myself staring down while listening to the silence. I love the silence, it’s really nice. The smell of the chlorine burns my nose when I take a deep breath. Setting my feet on the edge, my back bent downward. I let the beating of my heart be my gun. When it thudded for the third time, I shot off cutting into the water with a perfect dive. My body curved underwater, I paddled to the very middle of the pool letting myself sink down to the bottom. I stared up, watching the surface go very still. This is the only place I want to be. I never want to resurface again, and face the dark side of my life. Why can’t life be clear like the pool? Then I would never be stuck at the bottom. I knew I couldn’t stay here; it just wouldn’t be fair to make my life at the bottom. I knew if I sink, I can try to make it back up. But if I don’t, then that’s where my life will stay. I surfaced from the water, not needing to inhale sharp breaths of air surprisingly. I started to paddle forward. Focused on nothing but my breathing.

The author's comments:
Sometimes an escape from life is doing something you enjoy.

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on Mar. 30 2013 at 1:26 pm
LexusMarie PLATINUM, Las Cruces, New Mexico
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The more control you have over yourself, the less control others have over you.

This is great. You did a wonderful job describing the water and all the emoitons the water gives you. Thanks for sharing!

ClarissaIris said...
on Mar. 30 2013 at 1:14 pm
ClarissaIris, Lowell, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
Nothing is always something:)

It was very good I felt like I was in the water to. good job at the details and descriptions. :)  

on Mar. 30 2013 at 1:04 pm
Spottedpaw BRONZE, Corona, California
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Hey there, i really liked your article! You really did a goood job of describing your emotions and the pool, i could actually imagine my self going into a pool just like you described!