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Breathe

April 11, 2018
By Morighan BRONZE, Carnation, Washington
Morighan BRONZE, Carnation, Washington
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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 Jan. 28 at 8:24 pm
Morighan BRONZE, Carnation, Washington
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@Icey5105 Thank you so much, it's amazing to hear that so many can connect to this and are helped by this. I didn't expect by words to make this big of an impact, and I'm so glad that they have. I wrote what was true for me and it's incredible to know that this poem is just as meaningful to others.

RadicleR GOLD said...
on Oct. 14 2018 at 7:19 pm
RadicleR GOLD, Omaha, Nebraska
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This is BEAUTIFUL! So many can really connect this (including myself). I hope you know that this is the kind of poem that not only helps push the dark thoughts away, but lets a person know that there are people who UNDERSTAND. In my own experiences, my worst moments are when i'm feeling like there is no one who understands or who can help me. This reminds everyone that there are others like them, experiencing similar troubles, and that, though it might not always be obvious at the darker moments, no one is alone in this. We will all eventually meet someone who understands, and, perhaps, we can help them as they help us.

on Oct. 14 2018 at 12:46 am
Morighan BRONZE, Carnation, Washington
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@carlosbrammer56 I'm glad you were able to connect with what I wrote. I hope that it can also be reminder to breathe and that there's hope despite how difficult anxiety can be.

on Oct. 14 2018 at 12:44 am
Morighan BRONZE, Carnation, Washington
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@Dani_Higareda Thank you so much!

on Oct. 14 2018 at 12:43 am
Morighan BRONZE, Carnation, Washington
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@natalie_reed13 Thank you, I wrote what was true for me, so I'm glad people like you have been able to also find truth in that. I hope it can also serve as a reminder of hope.

on Oct. 14 2018 at 12:41 am
Morighan BRONZE, Carnation, Washington
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@george_washington Thank you, that was what I was hoping for.

on Oct. 14 2018 at 12:39 am
Morighan BRONZE, Carnation, Washington
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@trysten It really is, and thank you.

on Oct. 14 2018 at 12:38 am
Morighan BRONZE, Carnation, Washington
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@Artistic_Geek_Roo_10 Thank you, I'm glad you connected with my work. I hope that it can bring better understanding to those who might not know what anxiety is like.

on Oct. 4 2018 at 9:37 am
carlosbrammer56 BRONZE, Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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Love how it explains my anxiety attacks.

on Oct. 1 2018 at 2:08 pm
Dani_Higareda PLATINUM, Hanahan, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”
- Winnie the Pooh

Very beautiful and motivating! Love it!

on Sep. 17 2018 at 10:42 am
maryhelenwp BRONZE, Adrian, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last." - Martin Luther King Jr.

beautiful.

on Sep. 13 2018 at 10:30 am
EmilySchreiber BRONZE, Winona, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Never give up!

This is amazing!

on Aug. 25 2018 at 6:21 pm
natalie_reed13 GOLD, Blair, Nebraska
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Favorite Quote:
Don't play normal, play exceptionally.

Beautifully written... you captured and described what it's like perfectly. How you keep going up farther and farther until you catch yourself calm down for a split second then start working your way back up

on Aug. 21 2018 at 8:26 am
george_washington, Cleveland, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.

whoaaa the way this is written really seems to capture what an anxiety attack feels like

trysten GOLD said...
on Aug. 19 2018 at 2:27 am
trysten GOLD, Carlsbad, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Be groovy or leave, man." -Bob Dylan

Love and light... that's exactly what we are composed of. Very beautiful poem.

on Aug. 15 2018 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 2018 at 8:22 pm
AustinT2002 BRONZE, Melvindale, Michigan
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Great Poem!!!

on Jul. 18 2018 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 2018 at 7:11 pm
un_named DIAMOND, 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 2018 at 5:14 am
Morighan BRONZE, Carnation, Washington
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@Dylan_Writes15 Thank you!


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