A valuable year soars by,
Opportunities and experience it provides.
Yet a greedy year glides by,
Toxic relationships and people it hides.
Anxiety, emotions, death, and self-hatred,
All conspired against me.
The waters of negativity enveloped,
As I suffocated undersea.
But, the governing evil was dazed;
taken by surprise,
Their precious prey had seen past the lies.
The warm rays of the sun pierced the surface,
Exposing the beautiful life below.
I was finally able to recognize
Through the pain, I was able to grow.
I had seen the positive,
In what I thought was the end.
I endured the worst,
And my lungs were strengthened.