Good Morning Everyone:
Aside from suffering from GAD/Health Anxiety. I am a writer/poet and wanted to share with you all a poem I wrote about my anxiety and for anyone that suffers. I hope you are able to relate and find some hope through my creative outlet!
It lives in all of us waiting to strike
To paralyze our conscious minds
It is a cluster of negativity
Thrown into an anxious pot
Overflowing and boiling hot
On your skin, seeping in
It's that lump in your throat
The struggle in your breath
The fear of losing everything
The impending doom of death
It's waking up in a cold sweat
It's your numb, shaking hands
That feeling of pins and needles
The helplessness you never forget
It's your tense shoulders and neck
It's that feeling of losing all control
When your heart is pounding heavily
Beyond any means of console
It's guilt, it's shame, it's humility
It's stumbling around blindfolded
Screaming "why can't I see?!"
The ease of a worried mind
A tired body, exhausted with distress
Seems so far away, hard to find
But I will make it boldly through this
And you know why I'm so sure?
It's that magic spark of happiness;
A strength that lingers within me
That is too strong to ever ignore
I will overcome you
Learn every trick up your sleeve
I am here to reclaim my happiness, my life...
And it is time for you to leave.