Breathe

April 11, 2018
By Morighan BRONZE, Carnation, Washington
Morighan BRONZE, Carnation, Washington
2 articles 1 photo 8 comments

Chest heaving
You can’t breathe
Pain in your chest pain in your stomach
Pain in your heart.
The roaring in your head won’t stop
You think in that moment that you’re dying, that you’re shattering-
Can’t breathe
Can’t breathe
Can’t-
Breathe
You’re ok.
But the shaking in your hands won’t stop-
You are loved, you are light
You are the trees and the rushing water
The echo of birdsong on a distant wind.

 

But your heart is tired, the world is too much
The noise
The fear
Everyone talking everyone asking things of you, too much it’s too much it’s too much-
Stop

 

Breathe
Remember the people
The ones who hold you, the ones who see you, the ones who understand.
You are light
The panic is in your head
Don’t listen to that part of you screaming that you can’t.
Rest.
You will be ok
It will pass
You are light and power
The crackling air before a violent, beautiful storm
You are stars in an infinite cosmos
You are the howl of a hungry she-wolf into the beckoning darkness.
You are made of love.

 

Breathe
 



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on Aug. 15 at 7:46 pm
Artistic_Geek_Roo_10 SILVER, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
"Happiness can be found in the darkest of places, but only if one remembers to turn on the light."
Albus Dumbledore

Amazing poetry! This is exactly what an anxiety attack feels like, and you captured that very well. Lots of people do not assume living with anxiety is extremely hard and scary, so this really works if you want to understand it.

on Jul. 23 at 8:22 pm
AustinT2002 BRONZE, Melvindale, Michigan
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Great Poem!!!

on Jul. 18 at 12:03 am
Morighan BRONZE, Carnation, Washington
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@un_named Thank you, I did my best to capture that in the hope that people who don't have anxiety can understand and so that those that do feel more understood and less alone.

on Jul. 17 at 7:11 pm
un_named PLATINUM, Olympia, Washington
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I've got an anxiety disorder and this poem captures what a panic attack feels like, your writing can give people who don't have anxiety a way to understand.

on Jul. 17 at 5:14 am
Morighan BRONZE, Carnation, Washington
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@Dylan_Writes15 Thank you!

on Jul. 17 at 5:13 am
Morighan BRONZE, Carnation, Washington
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@hakuna.matata Thank you! I often have that same problem and I find doing some free flow writing helps a lot; those thoughts can always be organized later once they're on the page.

on Jul. 17 at 5:11 am
Morighan BRONZE, Carnation, Washington
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@RikkiTeen Thank you!

on Jul. 17 at 5:10 am
Morighan BRONZE, Carnation, Washington
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@ScarOfTheWind That was exactly what I was going for, and I'm so glad that this has reached someone. If my work connects with even one person then I've succeeded. I'm glad that this has helped someone in some way.

on Jun. 17 at 11:11 pm
ScarOfTheWind SILVER, Boulder, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"Heroes don't look like they used to. They look like you do." (From the song "Nothing More" by the Alternate Routes)

Thank you for putting what an anxiety attack feels like (at least for me) in words. I don't know if that was what you were thinking about, but anything that makes someone feel this way needs to be talked about, so thank you.

RikkiTeen said...
on Jun. 12 at 5:34 pm
RikkiTeen, Silverdale, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. So its important to keep moving forward!

I wish I could write like this! I LOVE IT!😍

on Jun. 12 at 12:01 pm
hakuna.matata BRONZE, Mequon, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"I still remember you as a little girl who over waters plants because she doesn't know when to stop giving."

This is fantastic!!! I'm trying to write like this too because I feel like I have so many words stuck inside of me, I just learning how to get them out on paper. I LOVED THIS.

on Jun. 12 at 11:10 am
Dylan_Writes15 SILVER, Arvada, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"She would be brave. She would be heroic. She would make her own destiny." -- from Winter by Marissa Meyer

That was stunning!




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