Fear, Anxiety,

Terror, Horror.

Suffocating, blinding, breath-taking.

A swirling black abyss…

An unrelenting force…

Squeezing, crushing, crippling,

Loneliness, sadness, sleeplessness.

No light, No hope, No peace…

Swallowing (w)hole; No escape.

Consuming, haunting, wasting away,

All because of Fear.

A glimpse into my mind on a day when the anxiety is at its worst… Thankfully, I’ve learned to put my mind at ease (mostly?) using meditation, music, and audio books. 

When I don’t use those tools, my mind spins out of control, sometimes without reason.  Life can be smooth sailing, but my mind will discover wild, unreasonable, and completely unrealistic scenarios to torment me with.  

I know the world is full of people facing a battle similar to mine.  That fact alone helps me face each day…I am not alone, even when the voices in my head want me to believe otherwise.

For this reason, I have made it a point to be transparent in this aspect of my life.  I want others to know they are never alone.  There’s a whole tribe of us struggling with our mental health, and if we can just band together, we might be able to rise above it and find peace.

If you find yourself reading this and need an empathetic ear, I want you to know you’ve found it.  


2 thoughts on “FEAR

  1. Thanks for sharing… I am sorry to hear your anxiety gets so bad. I really enjoyed your poem.

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    1. Thank you. It does get bad from time to time, but the older I get, the better handle I get on it. I just want people to know they’re not alone, you know? We all have our battles. It’s nothing to be ashamed of.

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