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. 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.

  2. 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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    • Poem of the Day
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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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  4. The Fire

    Poem About Anxiety

    in Teen Mental Illness Poems

    The fire that rages
    from within my rib cage is
    weakening the bones
    that should make me strong.

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    • Rating 4.31
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  5. 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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    • Rating 4.49
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  7. 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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  8. 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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    • Rating 4.65
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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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  9. Every Day Is A Fight With Anxiety

    • By Alisha M. Davies
    • Published: March 2018
    Living In The World Of Severe Anxiety

    in Mental Illness Poems

    Anxiety grabs me by the throat,
    Almost like grabbing a man's balls.
    It hurts deep into your stomach,
    Churning your belly down.

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    • Rating 4.32
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    Thank you so much. Yes, anxiety is a struggle on a daily basis, but your inspiring message has showed me that I can get through this! Also, thank you for taking time to read my poem and...

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  10. Music Of Wakefulness

    Experiencing Insomnia

    in Mental Illness Poems

    It is in the dark of night
    When insomnia sings me awake
    To the tune of lullabies
    And the rhythm of mindful blight.

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    I love the intimacy between the poet and these "hindrances." The relationship between nature, insomnia and anxiety around the poet at first is inviting, and calming. It isn't until daylight,...

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  11. Take A Step Back

    Calming Poem For Overcoming Anxiety

    in Courage Poems

    Take a step back,
    Learn how to breathe.
    Take a step back
    And just be.

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    My brother's death changed my life. For the longest time I couldn't see death in a movie without bawling. It forever changed me. It still does. I can be walking down the street and all of a...

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  12. 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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