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Spotlight: The Breath

Brooke M., Virginia
Poetry




When the world is crumbling down,

when it feels like you are going to drown,

don’t be afraid, one day you’ll wear a crown.


Take a breath.


Don’t forget to keep on breathing.

Take a breath.

Don’t forget, it’s a beautiful thing,

to keep on breathing.


Your body keeps you alive,

so stay alive;

no need to die.

Take a breath.

You can survive.


Take a breath,

every time you see the sun shine bright.

Take a breath.

Every time the moonlight’s in your eyes.


Take a breath.


And don’t forget that the future will soon be clear.

And our hope will soon draw near, if we only –


take a breath.


A breath resets the clock,

new beginnings drawing near;

a breath allows you to hear another cheer.


Just know you’ll come out the other side,

having cried and having pride.

Just know you’ll be okay:

you can live on another day.

Just know that it’s okay that you ran.

You’re the woman; you’re the man;

you can stand up.

Begin again.


If you only take a breath.


Enlightium Academy is proud of the writing our students do and wants to give them the chance to publish their work. All Enlightium students in grades 7–12 are invited to submit their writing through the Spotlight Program. Every month, one piece of student work will be chosen to be published. Check out our main page on the Spotlight Program for more details.

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