Poems About Living Life With Anxiety

Published: March 19, 2019

Anxiety Poems - Poems About Struggling With Anxiety

16 Anxiety Poems - Poems About Struggling With Anxiety

The struggle with anxiety can be raw, scary, and debilitating. These poems about anxiety give a glimpse into the difficult struggle.

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  1. The Monster

    Poem About Fighting Through Anxiety

    in Mental Illness Poems

    Dear Anxiety,

    When they ask me what I am afraid of,
    I lie.

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    Wow, did your poem ever hit home for me! I've been struggling with anxiety and panic disorder since I was a kid after being molested by my grandfather from ages 3-12 and then in my early 20's...

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  2. Breathe

    • By Tiffaney L. Ganci
    • Published: April 2018
    Living With Anxiety

    in Teen Mental Illness Poems

    Panic, worry, darkness closing in around me.
    These are some of the words I could use to describe my anxiety,
    but nothing I can say could speak of its entirety,
    as I cry internally thinking I've lost my sanity.

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    You know I do feel anxious a lot. I end up thinking that I just can't do this. But the thing is that you can. And you will. You will get up and fight the anxiety. You fight it. You move past...

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  4. Silent Screams

    • By Aaron
    • Published: September 4, 2019
    Depression And Anxiety

    in Depression Poems

    Can't you hear my silent screams?
    They are so loud they echo in my dreams.

    Behind this face that carries a smile

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    I could see myself in this poem notably when I was scrambling to tell my friends the reason of my immediate change. I was once so voracious, I say my thoughts out loud, and I was so...

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  5. Mysterious Pain

    Poem About Anxiety Disorder

    in Mental Illness Poems

    With her head hung low
    and nowhere to go,

    she can't explain

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    No one understands what I am suffering from. My new doctor has decided I am taking a far too dangerous drug, so he is weaning me off. I must suffer again for the length of this weaning...

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  7. Where Am I?

    Anxiety And Depression

    in Mental Illness Poems

    Is there anyone there
    to help me see,
    help me remember,
    remember to be me?

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    I want to say thank you for writing this poem. It hit home with me and I am sure many others.

  8. Signed, Your Mind

    • By Emma
    • Published: December 2015
    Poem About Anxiety And Panic Disorder

    in Mental Illness Poems

    Get dressed, love.
    You're going to be late.
    You look at yourself in the mirror,
    The one you really hate.

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    Wow, this was amazing. It really touched me because I could relate to it. The fact that some people feel the need to hide their pain and cover it up really upsets me. We should be able to...

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  9. The Night Is The Hardest

    • By Jessica Sturgeon
    • Published: October 13, 2018
    Anxiety And Depression From The Nighttime

    in Mental Illness Poems

    Feelings of unrelenting sorrow and fear wash over me like a wave crashing on a shore,
    Painful nostalgia for younger days and panic for the ones to come,
    Reminiscing on days and feelings I can never get back,
    Needing to feel close to someone to pull me back from this ledge,

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  10. Panic Disorder

    in Mental Illness Poems

    Tightness in my chest.
    I can't breathe.
    The only time I can escape
    is when I fall asleep.

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    I'm 12 years old and suffer from panic disorder. Having a panic attack is like drowning. It goes from 0 to 100 in an instant. Whenever somebody jokes about abuse or alcohol, it does get me...

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  11. Dad

    Other People Not Understanding Panic Attacks

    in Mental Illness Poems

    I know you may not think so,
    But I'm trying really hard.
    I don't do it on purpose.
    I did not pick this card.

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    My father is the type of person who does not "believe" in mental illnesses. I have always looked for help from an adult, but he always shoots it down. I deal with very critical anxiety and...

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  12. Worry Is The Game

    • By Tiff W
    • Published: April 2015
    Poem About Struggling With Anxiety

    in Mental Illness Poems

    I sit here and feel so alone.
    Things in my mind broken.
    Home doesn't feel like home.

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    This hit deeply. I suffer from so many mental health problems. I seem to be declining now. I'm lower than I have ever been. This poem put it in perspective and words I can't figure out that I...

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