I Choose To Die

I choose to die
as I lower into the water
I’ll drown this life forever, I whisper
filling my heart, my eyes
my mind, waterlogged in no time…

I choose to die
sitting cross-legged at the bottom of our lake
This backyard will never be the same
from my actions
to our family name

I chose to die
when my breathing ceased
ending apart of myself
I refused to see
Soaked memories of a shell I wore
masks of life that became a chore
submerged to the lake floor

Discarded, ignored

I chose to die
because I’m moving on
above the surface



I’ll live on

I Choose To Die first appeared at The Writer’s Club on August 27, 2022

Featured Image: Kirsten Curcio



    Oh wow Kirsten, what a power poem. This is impactful. Love it.
    The words used, the length, the idea, everything is perfection about this.
    You are extraordinary!!!

    1. Kirsten

      Thank you Devang! You’re an awesome human being. Hope all is bright and well in your world! 🤗☀️


        Bright and delight!!
        Things are well here, just getting cold.
        I am happy to see your poem.
        Made my day successful!!
        When I receive notification from Ghost Human Bones, I rushed immediately. Not stalking or anything, haha.

      2. Kirsten

        Stay warm! I’m pleased to hear I have that effect on you.


    Sorry, I tapped the notification and read the poem directly!!
    I saw the art now, it’s godly. Made be you ?

    1. Kirsten

      Haha it’s all good! This image was created by artificial intelligence based on prompts I chose. I edited the color and clarity afterwards. I’m glad you like it!


        Love it!!!! I want something like this for a blog. I will love if you give that Ghost Human Bones touch.

  3. Pooja G

    Omg that was a really powerful poem and I absolutely loved the end!

    1. Kirsten

      Thank you so much, my friend! 🌸🤗 I’m pleased you enjoyed it.

      1. Pooja G

        You’re so welcome! 🤗

      2. Kirsten


  4. GraceoftheSun

    Amazing poem. Thought provoking and profound. Brilliant .💕

    1. Kirsten

      Ah, thank you kindly Grace, that means a lot. I’m happy you enjoyed it! 💕

      1. GraceoftheSun

        My pleasure, Kirsten. I sure did.💕

      2. Kirsten


  5. Dawn Pisturino

    Powerful and uplifting.

    1. Kirsten

      Thank you kindly, Dawn. 🤗🌻

  6. Cindy Georgakas

    Love this powerful poem Kirsten! 💞

    1. Kirsten

      Thank you for reading, Cindy! 🤗💕

  7. donmatthewspoetry

    Nice one Kirsten. Liked the rhyming……

    1. Kirsten

      I’m pleased you liked it, Don. Thank you for reading. 🤗

      1. donmatthewspoetry

        I did enjoy it……

  8. donmatthewspoetry

    I press ‘post comment’ and nothing appears. Is it me or WP playing games ?…….

    1. Kirsten

      I can see your comments. 😊 It could also be my font settings for the comment area. I’ll check it out soon.

      1. donmatthewspoetry

        Okydoky…….you gotta see what I say

  9. Jeff Flesch

    Gorgeous poetry, Kirsten. Happy weekend, my friend! 🥰🤗

    1. Kirsten

      Thank you kindly, Jeff! I’m so glad it’s the weekend haha, definitely enjoying it. I hope you are too! 🥰🤗

      1. Jeff Flesch

        You’re welcome, Kirsten! Haha; me too. I am enjoying it immensely. Thank you! 🤗🥰

      2. Kirsten

        You’re most welcome, my friend! 🥰🤗

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  11. Belladonna

    Wow that was powerful!

    1. Kirsten

      Thank you for reading! 💕

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