Poems About Living Life With Anxiety

Published: March 2019

Anxiety Poems - Poems About Struggling With Anxiety

18 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. Struggling To Breathe

    • By Sima
    • Published: April 15, 2021
    Poem About Anxious Thoughts

    in Mental Illness Poems

    I'm feeling so scared,
    I can't breathe but I must.
    Thinking so many thoughts,
    Trying so hard to trust.

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    I am a 13-year-old girl. I am in middle school and all I think about is my anxiety and making sure no one knows. I don't want anyone to see it because they might treat me different, but I...

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  2. Another Trigger

    • By Jim D. Prime
    • Published: December 9, 2020
    Living With Anxiety

    in Mental Illness Poems

    A storm is coming, my chest is tightening and it's hard to breathe.
    Like a giant noose, life is smothering me.
    I would do anything to not feel this pain.
    Make it stop, I want to laugh again.

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  4. 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 am 13 years old and I have anxiety and depression. Being a teenage girl is scary enough. Imagine sitting in bed every night rethinking your whole life and worrying about things that don't...

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  5. Silent Screams

    • By Aaron
    • Published: September 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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    As long as you still have family and friends. I once did, long ago, until they all got tired of my depression, my anxiety, my "moods" when I couldn't motivate myself to leave my home and join...

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  7. 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 4.42
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  8. The Night Is The Hardest

    • By Jessica Sturgeon
    • Published: October 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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  9. 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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    Hi,
    I am a survivor of childhood abuse (physical and mental, along with 'mild' sexual molestation, and I lost my virginity to a much older guy by coercive rape). Reading your message has...

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  10. 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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    Anything triggers my anxiety, I have had it for so many years I have actually gotten worse to the point of terrible chest pain. I have had 4 attacks within 4 months. I'm so worried I have...

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  11. 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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    Hi! My name is Jun. I've also been struggling with anxiety since I was 10. Sometimes I find it hard to express how I felt back them. Reading this poem of yours has made me feel more grateful...

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  12. 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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