Mental Illness Poem

Living In The World Of Severe Anxiety

I have severe anxiety in which I struggle with on a daily basis. Many people don't know I have it but if you look closely you can see my physical irritability. Mental health needs more awareness. I wrote this poem when I was at a very low point of my mental illness. I felt like it was taking over me. I would love for it to be published so people can enjoy my poem and know they aren't alone.

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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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Every Day Is A Fight With Anxiety

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Published: March 18, 2018

Anxiety grabs me by the throat
Almost like grabbing a man's balls
It hurts deep into your stomach
Churning your belly down
It locks you in a suitcase like a prison cell
Not being able to move from the four walls
not getting out
Same situation over and over again
You're useless nobody likes you
Says the little devil on my shoulder
Is someone building a house on my shoulders
Ooooo no it's just me overthinking
You see me sitting there
Bouncing my leg or twiddling my fingers
Yes that's my anxiety
Sweaty palms
Yes that's my anxiety too
Putting my head down
Avoiding eye contact
Yessss that's fucking anxiety too
I want to be normal
But I guess
My anxiety makes me me
A nervous and awkward mess
I
Think until 2 am
Imaging scenarios and scenes
Which will never happen
I prepare myself
thing is with me
I have built my wall too high
And not many people
Try to climb it
But I just wish
One or two people would
And help me
it's controlling my thoughts
And the person I dream of being

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Has this poem touched you? Share your story!
  • by Pina Cirillo
  • 8 months ago

Hello Alisha,
So concerned about you! I, too, have experienced life in the same way, years ago. I have made it through. Help is always available, but you must first acknowledge that you do need help. Talk to a doctor or go to an alternative health shop and ask them for some flower essence drops, even Rescue Remedy drops, and above all else, talk to your true self that is in your heart and not your broken mind thoughts. I know now that I was/am my own worst enemy. The sword of my own mind was killing me. Just still your mind and go to your heart center that loves you. I now have learned that I am loving and lovable. Keep your heart beating so that your light can shine, and in so doing, others around you will change too. May peace and blessings come your way.

  • by Alisha M. Davies Poet
  • 8 months ago

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 commenting! I do use a herbal essence rescue remedy spray, and it does seem to soothe me when I use it at the height of my panic/anxiety attack. I do need to consult a doctor about my mental health, but it's just about working up the courage to do so. Thanks again for the inspiring words!

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