Anxiety | Teen Ink


March 6, 2019
By isabellapopa BRONZE, San Jose, California
isabellapopa BRONZE, San Jose, California
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Favorite Quote:
"The best way to fight problems and to fight against war is through dialogue." - Malala

These are palms drenched by a bucket of fear,
and a thumping heart that popped out my chest.
I constantly dread that my time is near,
so there I wait, with eternal unrest.

A mass of people judge my every move,
as I hear the whispers behind my back.
All I long for is the world to approve,
because recognition is what I lack.

Overwhelmed with keeping it all inside,
pain reveals itself with physical cries.
Vision distorted and both arms are tied,
brisk chills tremble my body in surprise.

The small voice warns me to stay far away,
they’re all predators and you’re the prey.

The author's comments:

This poem just describes how it feels to have anxiety. However, this specific piece is about when I had a panic attack at school.

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on Oct. 10 2019 at 9:54 am
Jordi2112 PLATINUM, Gardner, Kansas
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Oh this is so incredible! My favorite line is "pain reveals itself with physical cries"
It's truly a beautiful piece.
It'd be super great if you'd check out some of my work as well!

on Aug. 14 2019 at 9:51 am
StarNightGirl GOLD, Boyds, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's under no obligation to give us what we want."

Wow, this describes it perfectly! I can feel the emotion! Great job!

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