No Way Out: A Poem

I originally wrote this in high school, but I made a few changes, so here it is:
No Way Out
I see it all around,
I feel it pull me down
Smother me, holding me;
No way out.
The pain inside,
Keeping it within –
Held me, stabbing me;
No way out.
Tearing my soul,
Coming undone.
Stabbed me, killing me;
No way out.
Hot then cold
Out of control.
Killed me, bury me;
No way out.
A tightness in my chest
I claw my way through.
Buried me, saving me;
The only way out.

No Way Out Β©Robin Allen 2016

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