Frozen Noose

Anxiety    (The Worst Noose In Town)

-- like flooding waters, creeping in
I count 30, seconds, holding my breath again
Drowning in agitation, overwhelmed by fear
I try to hide the pressure in hopes I don't pass out
My pores are soaked, from all the perspiration
I feel the pins and needles pushing in
My skin is ruined from all the peeling
At this point, I can't seem to win

Washed out by dead hope and desire 
My soul is lost searching for a shore
leashing, grasping and ripping the chest wide
I count 40, seconds, once nausea can't be blocked
Everything about this moment is driving me mad,
I need to escape, however, my knees are too weak
I tremble while losing control to the emotional distress
My knuckles are pale, detached from reality,
wounds forced with further embarrassment.
Guaranteed failure surrounds my day
Numbness strikes my very essence - I can't move!

Lost in a room, 
Therapy - even so I feel singled out


HAPPY VALENTINES (it can get the best of us)  
---------------------------- love Linda

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 1/9/2018 8:02:00 PM
I feel this one! I love the line - "My knuckles are pale, detached from reality, wounds forced with further embarrassment." Some memorable ones throughout but I find that one most unique. There's much to be anxious about in this world we live in...the anxiety is crippling, strangling. Well done. Love always, Laura
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Date: 11/1/2016 8:13:00 AM
intense, em.otional, terrifying Life is not always wonderful. There are those times it can break us but these are the times we must fight and come out stronger. I feel the pain and I want to take it from you. I love this type of poetry
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Date: 1/8/2017 5:34:00 PM
I have posted on this poem before but i really appreciate this poem for some reason. I love it.
Date: 10/25/2016 11:05:00 AM
Hello my dearest sis-bff, Linda! Stopping by to read again one of your stunning masterpieces. Loving and embracing it tightly as always! Alway your number 1 fan. Btw How are youdearest sis? Pls. message me if you've time. Thank you sooo much. Have a greet week and God bless. love lots, 4ever sis-bff, Leo
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Date: 10/19/2016 8:25:00 AM
Dear Poet Destroyer, Thank you for the greeting and the welcome. I appreciate this very much and look forward to reading all that you have shared and all you will share.
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Date: 10/6/2016 9:53:00 AM
Wow, I held my breath reading most of this. Explosive emotions.
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Date: 9/29/2016 2:16:00 PM
A most evocative and graphic poem. l like it. Nigel.
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Date: 9/7/2016 8:39:00 PM
This is a beautifully realistically worded poem
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Date: 8/19/2016 12:37:00 PM
LIKE YOUR POEM AND GREAT EXPRESSION YOU HAVE SOUP MAIL XX DAVIDSCOTT
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Date: 8/17/2016 11:08:00 AM
Great Poem!!!
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Date: 7/28/2016 12:34:00 AM
Perfect poem, deep words!
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Date: 7/22/2016 9:45:00 AM
perfect description and great write!
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Date: 7/14/2016 2:27:00 AM
I know these feelings all to well... Well done.
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Date: 6/29/2016 10:50:00 PM
Not sure if I have ever read anything of yours that affected me as this write does! I think this is about my 10th time reading it and it still feels like the first! Wanted to stop in and re-read some of your work and say hello my friend
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Date: 6/28/2016 7:51:00 PM
This is really good
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Date: 6/27/2016 10:56:00 PM
I really like this piece. Full of emotion and paints a rather accurate picture of depression. Looking forward to reading the rest of your work.
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Date: 6/23/2016 11:41:00 PM
I can certainly feel the emotion here. The ending was a surprise. 8-)
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Date: 6/13/2016 2:46:00 AM
Palpable tension, so much energy, and an unexpected conclusion. Nice work!
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Date: 5/30/2016 11:22:00 AM
Great write, beautiful lines. A well deserved 7
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Date: 5/24/2016 3:55:00 AM
I love your poems there awesome. sorry you said in a comment about one of my poems, about me putting them under ABC, i have no idea what that means i just write poems and love reading. i've been writing them since i was 15. im 32 now still have every one of them. and only just found this poetry soup. if dont mind helping me understanding it all would be great. as i love being on here todays poem was a bit bad but i tried. x
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Date: 5/22/2016 12:08:00 PM
Very well done, and great descriptions.
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Date: 5/20/2016 1:43:00 PM
THIS POEM IS SOMEWHAT SAD; BUT, STILL WORK OF ART. SMOOTH SAILING, TO YOU!
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Date: 5/18/2016 4:42:00 PM
I enjoyed this poem. Very realistic and frightening all in one
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Date: 5/16/2016 3:18:00 PM
Hi Linda, This, as usual, is another raw, realistic write. You just seem to start the piece then it is like ink flowing, the words just seem to flow down the page. Anxiety i know so well, depression i know so well. This being the case i see such truth in your lines as i read them. This has to be a seven Linda. Always....Mike. XXX
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Date: 5/14/2016 1:43:00 PM
Thank you for your lovely comment on my first poem. I decided to take a look through your poems and this one really resonates with me a lot. I love this :D You have beautifully captured the nightmare that is anxiety, and I can relate to this as I am struggling with it myself. Eva <3
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Date: 5/13/2016 4:01:00 AM
Great verses!
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