Always trying to predict

This thing I want to evict

The tremendous burden of Anxiety;

When, where will it occur?

Seemingly, it's just a blur

Always to have these chains binding me.


It really does suck!

Why do they give a fuck?

As I grab a tissue for my eyes...

I'm so tired of looking haggard

But in my heart is a dagger

No one pays attention to my cries....

  • Author: Christina (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 27th, 2022 10:53
  • Comment from author about the poem: You know, I\\\'m not afraid to admit that I have anxiety. What I would like for the world is to overcome biases related to mental health conditions. Oops, I said the \\\"F\\\" word so I had to rate it 18+. AAB rhyme scheme.
  • Category: Sad
  • Views: 40
  • Users favorite of this poem: zhangyuyouyu, Accidental Poet.


  • dusk arising

    I think i know a little bit about anxiety though i don't have it as a part of my daily life. Your words today do bring afresh the thoughts and feeling of despair I have in dark times.

    Anxiety enters everyone's life to some degree i'm sure. I found this very relateable.

    • Christina8

      Thank you so much, Dusk! I appreciate your honest and sincere review! I agree that everyone experiences anxiety but the degree I experience it, is a problem. Working on it everyday! Again, Dusk, I thank you!

    • Neville

      well done you .. not only for penning such a profoundly precise poem about anxiety .. but for taking time to say it as it really is .............. 10/10 dear C

      • Christina8

        Thank you so much N! I really am humbled that you think so highly of my poem. I wrote it (and in my authors notes I expand) as raw as I knew how. But then again I just write as it comes. I really appreciate your wonderful review! C

      • Crowns4Christ

        Anxiety is really hard to deal with, nothing really helps, I just trust in God that I'll be ok, and I am,so will you,hang in there

        • Christina8

          Thank you Blue Orchid, I believe too, that God never gives us more than I can handle. But a panic attack while driving is never a day at the beach......I'm working on it. Thanks again, Christina

          • Crowns4Christ

            Trying listening to Navigating the way to Heaven by Dion Phillips Crown, it's a podcast that my husband does it might help,
            Panic attacks seems to always happen at the worst times, don't they,
            Drive safe,

          • DeviLove

            I feel this way a lot of the time, too. I get anxious about everything. You arent alone!

            • Christina8

              Thank you for your kind reply and as with everything, we just have to work at it. I appreciate it!

            • Accidental Poet

              Great honest and sincere write Christina. My sister has anxieties and also has a tuff time with it. And it's hard for me also in that I've no idea how I can help her.

              • Christina8

                Maybe you could help your sister by getting her a good book. One that helped me was "First We Make The Beast Beautiful" by Sarah Wilson, I believe. Sometimes, its just nice to have someone there, you know? I appreciate the fave and also your kind review!

              • Goldfinch60

                Very emotive words Christina, I have been fortunate in my life having not suffered with anxiety but I have listened and helped friends and relatives that have suffered so I do understand and will do all I can to help them.


                • Christina8

                  Thank you Andy, I appreciate your kind reply!

                • Rocky Lagou

                  As a depressive person I can relate to that mental health block. It feels like a heavy burden you have to drag with you but I just want to let you know that you CAN overcome it. You have the capacity to do so.

                  • Christina8

                    Well, I am trying everyday. I read and meditate. I have favorite books that help with my anxiety, if you are interested I can tell you the names. I appreciate so much that you went back and reviewed my poem. I am only halfway through your poem you wrote today, but I will get there! Thanks for the positive feedback, Rocky!

                    • Rocky Lagou

                      Yeah! I'd be totally interested! I personally recommend reading, if you already haven't, a seminal Harlem Renaissance era novel titled "Their Eyes Were Watching God." It's honestly really enlightening. ✨

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