Panic attack

My words and thoughts have dried up
The stresses of life have invaded my body
I shake with anxiety
I shake with nerves

Outwardly I look fine
Even though my face is pinched
My demeanor is tense
My eyes wide

My legs are slow to flee
My stomach cramps as I think of what's to come
I'm visibly shaking
I feel sick and disheartened

Despite arms enfolding me
The love others surround me
I can't seem to control
This vicious attack

My motto has always been
Don't let the buggers beat you
Softly softly
Work through it
I've done it before

And I'll do it again! 


  • Teddy.15

    An incredible description of a panic attack, I've had them for various reasons, i so appreciate this poem. As I'm sure many will. Thank you. X

  • orchidee

    It's understandable B.
    Maybe think of who those b******s are who are trying to grind you down, as the saying goes. Is the fear of doing something, meeting someone, etc worse than actually doing the thing or meeting in-person?
    Most people are more concerned, even if over-concerned, about themselves. Or just going on with their daily lives, I find.
    Pep talk over! lol.

  • orchidee

    A separate comment, so as not to pinch your 'reply box' to Teddy!
    Teddy knows all she gotta be panicky over is my singing! lol. You too, I hope.

  • L. B. Mek

    imbued with a wonderful message, write's like yours
    are why 'poetically humanist' site's like MPS
    can be utilised to impact and help peoples, everyday lives
    in a genuinely meaningful way..
    thanks for choosing to share

  • yellowrose

    Anxiety is difficult to deal with . I’m sorry you feel this way .

  • Neil Higgins

    Panic attacks at school,work,and life in general.I fully empathize.And moving house,as I have done several times over many years,is indeed very stressful.

  • Fozzy

    Have never suffered from panic attacks but you have given me a powerful insight into them...good luck

  • Goldfinch60

    Yes you will do it BusyB, moving into a new part of your life is a wonderful adventure that will bring so much happiness for you.


  • BusyB

    Thank you everyone!!

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