Attacked: A Poem on Anxiety

By Riya Bhatia | Featured Contributor


Note from Author: This was written when I was experiencing one of my worst anxiety attacks. Instead of running away from it, I decided to embrace it and use my words as a means of understanding myself better.

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My breath trembles
as the room seems to be
consuming my soul,
The walls are closing in
and my thoughts are
consuming me whole,
Sweat and tears
dim the shine
and rosiness of my face,
And all they can say
is keep picturing yourself
in a better place,
I’m crippled with fear
and can’t think
beyond this second,
How do I move on
and when will this ever end,

Breathe. Breathe. Breathe.

Hold it for a few seconds.

Keep breathing.

It’ll be alright,
The day will get better
and the sun will shine bright.
My heart starts to race
as tears stream down my cheek,
I can’t concentrate
on a single thing
and keep calling myself weak,

You’re not like this,
you’re strong,
you can do it,
but you’re all wrong,

Focus. Focus. Focus.

Keep focusing on your goals,
it’ll be be okay,
and not take very long.

I’m dizzy and nauseous,
fearful and upset,
how could I let this
happen to myself,

I want to go back to when I was twelve.


Author Bio

PhoebeMD Poetry Blog Anxiety Poem

Riya Bhatia is a physiotherapy student who uses words as a means of spreading happiness and awareness as an escape from the dystopian reality of today.

 

Riya’s Blog: MyInkedEscape.wordpress.com


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30 thoughts on “Attacked: A Poem on Anxiety

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  1. Wonderful riya…true we all are going thru these difficult times…

    Few lines for you

    I feel stranded sometimes in my mind
    There are strangers all around me
    I m trying to be familiar not with them but with myself….

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