Blog, Poems by Tahli Benson


A poem by Tahli Benson

Do you ever wonder what it’d be like to disappear?

To feel free for just a moment.

To have the weight of the world’s burdens lifted.

To be able to breathe deeply.

For just a moment.

I sit in my bathtub and I watch it fill with water.

As the water reaches the top,

And I turn off the tap,

I pretend that the bath is the ocean,

And that I’m floating.

I let the water cover my chin,

My mouth,

My eyes.

Leaving a tiny space for my nose to reach air.

In an instant I take in a huge breath,

Hold it in my lungs,

And submerge my body completely under water.

I can hear nothing.

See nothing.

Feel nothing.

And in that small amount of nothingness,

Was a little bit of freedom.



10 thoughts on “Freedom”

  1. This is a lovely piece with relatable imagery for anyone who ever thinks about blocking the world out to achieve some freedom. Everyone needs an escape sometimes, and it can be therapeutic to escape for just a moment or two, to close your eyes and shut everything off for a moment, recharge, and come back to life better and stronger than ever.
    Keep up the good work!
    -Author S

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    1. Thankyou for the lovely feedback, I’m glad you enjoyed it! πŸ™‚
      I look forward to hopefully hearing more feedback from you on some of my future work πŸ™‚


      1. Of course! Just drop a line if there’s ever something particular you want me to look at. Also, thank you so much for following me! Feedback is always welcome and appreciated here too, so don’t be afraid to leave a comment.
        Happy writing!
        -Author S

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