Rate this poem:0.0 / 0 votes

A swim in thoughts

A million thoughts inside my brain
Insecurity, anger,discontent
If I would I would pry it open
and watch the contents fall out and stain my shoes.
I would let them flood the whole world.
My mind is saturated
and I'm careful not to ruminate more,
because if I do it will surely detonate.
I feel the knots,the tangles you cannot untwist.
I feel the tonnes on my shoulders
that no one would find upon themselves to lift from me.
I feel like an ant,
Diminutive and vulnerable to anyone's stumble.
I crumble all these up
And throw them all into a glass bottle that I doubt will hold for long,
I toss it into the deep dark ocean.

About this poem

This poem recognises mental breakdown and how people can keep it all to themselves because they feel alone

Font size:
Collection  PDF     

Submitted by Dikailisa44 on August 31, 2022

41 sec read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 657
Words 136
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 17

Lisa Dikai

I grew up in an urban area with my mother and two brothers. I love writing poetry because it lets me acknowledge how I feel,calms me down and makes me feel happy more…

All Lisa Dikai poems | Lisa Dikai Books

1 fan

Discuss this Lisa Dikai poem with the community:



    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:


    "A swim in thoughts" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 20 Mar. 2023. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/135523/a-swim-in-thoughts>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    March 2023

    Poetry Contest

    Enter our monthly contest for the chance to win cash prizes and gain recognition for your talent.

    Browse Poetry.com


    Are you a poetry master?

    What is the longest Old English poem?
    • A. Beowulf
    • B. Elene
    • C. The Fates of the Apostles
    • D. Soul and Body