Anxiety

She awakes. Still feels tired.
Another day of dread and fear.
The sun shines, the birds sing.
This doesn't fool her.

She rises. Feeling dizzy, heart pounding.
This constant stress keeps her on edge.
She has no idea why?
It's overwhelming and isolating.

She tries. Tries to remember to breathe.
Tries to concentrate, but really she's waiting,
Waiting for something bad to happen.
She's scared.

She feels. Feels sick, she's sweating.
This constant feeling of drowning
Makes her mind go blank.
Exhaustion hits her.

She needs to be alone,
Yet craves someone to reach out to her,
They think she is moody, has attitude.
But she is still their little girl.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 8/6/2017 10:42:00 PM
Tries to remember to breathe, this is my anxiety so much. A great write here, I can relate so much.
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Date: 3/27/2017 12:34:00 AM
So many of us can relate. Hope you are now happy being married. And the new job works out. Keep on writing though
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 3/27/2017 2:06:00 AM
This was about my daughter Jannie, she is loving her new job and gets married in ten weeks. All so exciting now.
Date: 1/27/2017 12:24:00 AM
Elizabeth ... so good I couldn't breathe...Sassy
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 1/28/2017 2:19:00 AM
Glad you liked it.
Date: 1/26/2017 5:10:00 PM
I bet many can relate to this one, Elizabeth. Well done :)
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 1/28/2017 2:19:00 AM
Thankyou for your comment.
Date: 1/22/2017 10:55:00 AM
Great poem, its a stubborn poem that dragged me along feeling her anxiety. Thanks.
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 1/22/2017 11:51:00 AM
No thank you for commenting, much appreciated.
Date: 1/21/2017 4:09:00 PM
This poem describes my wife perfectly. She deals with stress so bad. Very good poem.
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 1/22/2017 1:03:00 AM
And my daughter, although thankfully things are much brighter now.
Date: 1/11/2017 1:05:00 PM
This was deep and definitely filled with anxious moments you have described so well. You have created someone that the reader can relate and feel for. Really nicely done. I hope this is your imagination and not reality.
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 1/11/2017 3:12:00 PM
So much better now and has lots to look forward to, a new car, nursing job and marriage in June. Anxiety is tough for the sufferer and their loved ones.
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Chris Green
Date: 1/11/2017 1:59:00 PM
I'm sorry to hear that. I hope she finds many reasons to smile in the future.
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 1/11/2017 1:50:00 PM
Thankyou, unfortunately it is reality for my daughter.
Date: 1/9/2017 11:34:00 AM
"she needs to be alone, yet craves someone to reach out to her" describes social anxiety to a T. I write about a number of subjects, check out my poems if your bored.
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 1/9/2017 11:53:00 AM
Thankyou for your comment. I will check out your poems??