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Anxiety Attack

by D'Shan Berry 4 months ago in sad poetry / heartbreak
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A poem about anxiety resulting from trauma

Anxiety Attack
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Anxiety Attack

A physiological state,

Not much in my control,

When triggered by the world around,

Sends shrapnel through my soul.

Trauma has left me terrified,

Scared of my own shadow,

Hypervigilent, and lonely,

Dreading my tomorrows.

Although sometimes irrational,

It's rooted in my past,

So the fear comes from a real place

To persist and last.

Not just "beyond my comfort zone,"

But created from a wound.

Asking me to ignore that pain:

Like breathing on the moon.

So, forgive me if I'm nervous.

I wish it wasn't so.

While I've known posttraumatic growth,

I still have far to go.

sad poetryheartbreak

About the author

D'Shan Berry

I love words. I love art. I love Jesus.

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