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Anxiety banishes calm


By Paul StewartPublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read
Anxiety banishes calm
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Anxiety banishes calm

depression elevates fear

guilt heightens insecurities

jarring kicks like mules

neverending, overthinking...paralysed

questioning redemption - sobriety - truth

unravelling vice-like webbing

xylotomy yields zen


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Author's Notes: Abecedarian that wasn't used for the challenge a few months ago!

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Paul Stewart

Scottish-Italian poet/writer from Glasgow.

Overflowing in English language torture and word abuse.

"Every man has a sane spot somewhere" R.L Stevenson

The Accidental Poet - Poetry Collection is now available!


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Comments (6)

  • Grz Colm2 months ago

    Yep! This was cool to read buddy. 😊.. loved the ‘vice webbing’ too!! Just letting you know…small typos on unravelling and insecurities, unless it’s one of your mental no holds barred poems!...☺️👍

  • Hannah Moore2 months ago

    Impressive work! I wouldn't have expected something so coherent would be possible.

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    Whoa. I like this one. Nicely done.

  • Oooo, xylotomy! I loved that! Such a Paulitical Abecedarian! 🍩🥐

  • Mariann Carroll2 months ago

    Amazing work 👏🏽

  • Marie Wilson2 months ago

    Good one! Love it: truth & abecedarian too; "xylotomy yields zen" - perfect!

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