Saturday, January 6, 2024

Breathe In, Breathe Out

Thanks to Phyllis Cole-Dai for posting a writing prompt and WAGE PEACE by Judyth Hill.

Breathe in suffering

Breathe out healing.

Breathe in bad

Breathe out good.

Breathe in sadness

Breathe out happiness.

If only it was that simple.

If only you could transform the evils of the world

and your demons,

By simply breathing them in

And exhaling peace and goodness.

If only.

Yet we keep doing it

We have to.

We breathe in and out,

Filling and emptying our lungs

in a rhythm that keeps us alive.

If we get upset,

Someone might tell us

Take a deep breath

Blow it out slowly

Breathe in, breathe out.

Like breathing can cure our problems.


Breathe in, breathe out,



Calming mechanism.

Oxygen in

Carbon dioxide out..

When you stop breathing

You die.

Breathe in, breathe out

Until your last breath.

That isn't a metaphor.

That's reality.

That's life.