Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Poem: Anxiety Attack

Anxiety Attack

Hot and cold
At once, a pair
Strickened panic
Robust despair.

Anxious moments
Question filled
Nervous banter
Emotions spilled.

Desperate musings
Hopeless thought
Answers fleeting
Escape is sought.

Hiding lonely
Narrowed walls
Darkened bedroom
Spirit falls.

Heartbeat racing
Crying fear
Hunger fleeting
Confusion near.

Empty sorrow
Misplaced contempt
Afraid of living
Or some small attempt.

Frightened rigid
Gripped by gloom
Mind aflutter
Impending doom.

Moves uncertain
Sit or stand
Anxiety attacks
Crash to land.

Copyright SGW 1999


writerwoman said...
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writerwoman said...

This poem to me seems like the thoughts that would race through the mind of a man if he was unjustly imprisoned. Intense.

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STP said...

Writerwoman: I could see your take on the poem and it is interesting. I like it when someone interprets something I did not necessarily intend in a poem. The original intent here was simply to express the feelings and symptoms of an anxiety attack in general; no matter the cause.

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Anonymous said...

Thank you. I suffer from anxiety\panic and reading this helped me see that I am not alone even though it sometimes feels that way. Beautiful writing.

anxiety remedy said...

Thanks for the post! Deep breathing exercises are excellent for anxiety and many people report positive results from meditation. Some other natural anxiety remedies to look into are St.John's Wort, SAMe, L-Theanine, and Tryptophan.

STP said...

Thank you for the advice, but I highly recommend staying away from St John's in particular. Read about it and you will see much in the way of harmful side effects. I do not recall if SAMe had the same issues and I do not know anything about the other two.

Anyone reading this poem should not take any medication or herbal supplement for anxiety without discussing with a licensed physician.

panic away said...

Yeah. Right breathing technique is very effective in reduction of anxiety. And people think that it is not, just because its simple and easy. Anyways very nice poem on anxiety. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Words cannot express how right you are. It is a good description. short words that go on forever.