The English Channel

Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbHI’ve never been

A very stong


In fact,

I almost

Drowned twice

In my youth.

When I was

With you,


I felt like

I could swim

The English Channel.

You brought out

The best in me,

Challenged me

To face my fears,

And made me believe

There was nothing

I could not


Holding your hand,

Our fingers intertwined,

I felt your courage

As it seeped

From your heart

Into my bloodstream.

When I looked

Into your eyes,

I saw your belief

In me,

And I never wanted

To let you down.

You had faith in me,

At a time

When others

Acted like

I didn’t even exist.

But now you’re gone.

You’ve left me.

To chase your dreams.

With a push from me,

The boy

Who believed

In you,

Who had faith

In you,

Who knew

You were meant

For bigger things.

There’s a distance

Between us now.

One wider than

The English Channel,

And I’m drowning

In loneliness

And heartbreak

On my side of it.

If only

I had the courage

To swim to you.

But I’m desperately afraid,

And I’m a terrible swimmer.

Without your love

To keep me afloat,

I’m certain to drown,

Sink to the bottom

Of the channel,

Along with my hopes

And dreams

Of a future




About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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15 Responses to The English Channel

  1. aladywrites4u says:

    That one made my eyes leak

  2. Every now and then you bring a tear to my eye….

  3. ksbeth says:

    i’m sorry, austin.

  4. Vikki says:

    Very deep .. and as I read this I could feel your hurt .. my heart goes out to you.

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