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I am waiting…
Should I take that leap of faith
or push the panic button?
I am pretty sure if I choose the latter
no one will even notice.
Stress has me in a suffocating breathing pattern,
taking shallow breaths in an endless polluted sky.
I am in a pool of people also searching to escape,
arms flapping to keep from going under again.
Drowing, yet not being quite sure 
I want a lifeline tossed my way. 
Darkness doesn’t always show up at night,
it may appear in broad daylight,
in nightmares that seem more real than reality.
What year is it? Somehow it doesn’t seem to matter.
Pain is just another symptom of fear
in a lopsided life that balance eludes.
Check mate.

Connie Marcum Wong


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  1. Date: 7/3/2015 9:22:00 PM

    What... you have captured the thoughts of one enveloped and overwhelmed with anxiety and panic. Hope this is fiction. Have a peaceful 4th, Connie.
  1. Date: 7/3/2015 8:50:00 AM

    Well dear poet, thankfully you are the artist ! I've been around artists all of my life, and of all the artists I've known, we have all found the tight squeeeeze through that lil' opening at its end called bright ! I look at that lil' avatar of your's, and I see a huge smile ! Love it I do ! An artist's lopside is just another medium for picture; another share to cause wonder and wander, intriguingly wonderful ! Have a great 4th Connie.....much love, james
  1. Date: 7/2/2015 5:54:00 PM

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, Connie. Panic stations do occur when life comes down somewhat hard on us. Pressing a panic button will not save the situation; staying calm and resorting to faith and hope are the right solutions. Watch out for the could be thrown by those who keep you and yours in their prayers. Take care. hugs // paul
  1. Date: 7/2/2015 12:20:00 AM

    enjoyed your write *luv, p.d.
  1. Date: 7/1/2015 5:07:00 PM

    Forgot to put the goes, sorry!
  1. Date: 7/1/2015 5:06:00 PM

    Excellently written, Connie! You captured the anxiety and panic that can well up within, rather suddenly sometimes, very well. A 7 from me :)
  1. Date: 7/1/2015 11:13:00 AM

    The imagery and shear power of your words are impressively seasoned by the use of strong emotions and a descriptive vocabulary that pierce the heart like daggers. Emile. #7
  1. Date: 7/1/2015 9:13:00 AM

    ohh, i like how you gave a disturbing voice behind a surge of anxiety and pinned it, connie... such an experiential write; wow!.. huggs
  1. Date: 7/1/2015 3:12:00 AM

    Dont push the panic button... Wonderful poem
  1. Date: 7/1/2015 12:55:00 AM

    Connie, this is wonderful, I will throw you a life line. I feel like this sometimes. God's hand always helps me to get out of my need of help. Bless you Eve
  1. Date: 6/30/2015 10:33:00 PM

    Wonderful write Connie! I hv missed reading ur deep poetry for quite sometime!
  1. Date: 6/30/2015 10:12:00 PM

    This is a very sad write, my dear. I feel the despair. I've felt this despair often. I hope that you feel hope break through the darkness. Thank you for your visit to my work. It's always a pleasure to hear from you. Hugs
  1. Date: 6/30/2015 10:05:00 PM

    Connie, this one feels despairing. I know the feeling this one shows. All to well, but you are like me. We just go on.We are happy women. I hope you are not feeling too much this way. hard to know with us poets when we are going overboard with our poetic license. Anyway, this is well written free verse.
  1. Date: 6/30/2015 10:03:00 PM

    Yes,I have been very very busy, Connie, I wrote SIX poems while here already. They do absolutely nothing except watch Fox news all day long. I think their brains are turning to mush. I laid out a few times and wrote poems. I can't get to my hotmail but am having fun emailing from Soupmails and getting in lots of comments, especially when everyone goes to bed around 9 p.m even my dopey husband. hahaha. Let me read this now!!
  1. Date: 6/30/2015 8:26:00 PM

    Connie, your write is darkly deep and thought provoking, a wonderful 7 and thanks for visiting my haiku 11
  1. Date: 6/30/2015 7:19:00 PM

    Wow, this is one of those poems that in my view has so many levels, loved this!