Category Archives: Anxiety

The Stranger

On the edges looking in On a life that had been hers, But she’d divvied out to others Whilst she wept. She delegated well To those up to the challenge, And her life continued on Whilst she slept. Now a … Continue reading

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Night Terrors

Tea, cuddles and poetry. The antidote to night terrors I hope…

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Day by Day

Sometimes it is safer To begin days at the end To determine where they’re leading, Are they foe? Or are they friend? If we know where they’re headed, And if we know they’ll end well, It is easier to manage … Continue reading

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The Chase

The faster you run The faster I hide From the demon You you give rise to Clawing inside Of my guts Of my belly My mind And my head It’s monstrous Preposterous Why can’t you instead Just run slowly Less … Continue reading

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Some Days are just Hard

To make it through The darkest days, Is harder than it seems. One foot, another, up and dressed Sounds like the stuff of dreams. When menacing thoughts in your mind Drag you back into bed, To languish with your aches … Continue reading

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Waves of Anxiety

Anxious: My normal A new world, unfree; There were times When I knew How else Living could Be. Not now, I am anxious In the morning And night. Not now, I am constantly not quite Alright. In waves, it attacks … Continue reading

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Calm Waters 

As she stepped into the foamy waters, Her worries began to wash away. The fast beating of her heart slowed, As did her racing head. She wrapped herself in a blanket of bubbles And locked the world away. A cocoon … Continue reading

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Heart vs Head

He knew what he should say, What he should do. But did not want to Bow down to the few Who made the rules And told him what to say, He felt so sure There was another way. And so … Continue reading

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Sensory Overload

No quiet sound is louder Than the ticking Of a clock The infuriating rhythm Of a quiet Tock-tick-tock. Most people Just ignore it, Drown it out with other sounds But I cannot For me, the tick-tock-ticking Is too loud. Fists … Continue reading

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Busy Mind

Some days the thoughts Are fast And vast; They swirl And whirl And twirl, Unfurl. They make no sense, Yet feel intense, The stress immense, My muscles tense. Filling head And racing heart, Hard to tell The two apart, Aching … Continue reading

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