Thelala

Anxiety

I can't answer questions,
I practice my answer before I say it,
I can't knock on a door,
I can't talk to strangers,
Or even make a phone call,
I am always convinced that people are laughing at me,
I hate being alone,
I can't handle people,
I am scared of joining conversations,
I can't go anywhere alone,
It's suffocating
I am drowning,
I am alone,

Anxiety tells me I can't live my life,
But anxiety is wrong,
Just relax,
Deep breath,
Think,
What's the worst that can really happen,
Now think,
I can knock on that door,
I can answer questions,
I can make friends,
Not everyone laughs about me,
They probably don't even know I am there,
And the ones who do,
I think I don't really care,
I can go places,
I don't have to be alone,
I think I am interesting,
I am not suffocating,
I am breathing,
With my family and friends,
I am never alone,
I may struggle sometimes,
But I can live my life,
I just do it in my own way.

Comments4

  • heatherbee

    So true those words

    • Thelala

      I am glad you liked it

    • Goldfinch60

      Good write. One of my philosophies of life is:

      "This is me, if you do not like what you see it is not my problem - it is yours!"

      Andy

    • L. B. Mek

      'Anxiety tells me I can't live my life,
      But anxiety is wrong,
      Just relax,
      Deep breath,
      Think,
      What's the worst that can really happen,
      Now think,
      I can knock on that door,'..
      such relatable words of self-assured transparency
      championing that quirky, within individuality
      an empowering read!
      (thanks for inspiring my little reply)..
      titled 'Dear Anxiety' for context
      'I do me and you do you
      if you would like to, feel free
      come and greet
      stay and play or simply, retreat
      either way
      I was me, before you
      and I will survive
      this journey of us: too!'

    • aDarkerMind

      written from the heart, as is easy to see. am glad to meet someone who shares what I also live with. thank you for sharing, and good luck for all you wish for.



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