Thursday, 22 November 2012

A to Z of mental health: A is for anxiety

Concern erupts
Worry builds
Heartbeat races
Fingers chill

Head pounds
Legs go weak
Tummy turns
I cannot speak

Feel sick
Might faint
Help please
All constrained

It's my heart
Got to get out
Want to move
I can't shout

Hand held
Words whispered
Eyes close
Voice whimpers

Help at hand
Calming slowly
Breathing better
Praying thanks to Holy

The horror is over
My voice is back
The body is working
Goodbye anxiety attack

Xxxxxxxx

This is the first in a series of poems about mental health: A to Z of mental health.   I hope you enjoy the journey with me and perhaps learn something about the reality of what it's like to live with a mental health disorder along the way.   God Bless.


8 comments:

sandra tyler said...

ok. NOw you have to go read my A for Angst.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Yep, I can relate! This should be an interesting alphabet...

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Yep, I can relate! This should be an interesting alphabet...

Emma Major said...

I can't find it, could you post your link please Sandra

Emma Major said...

Thanks Sarah

Claudia Willison said...

I did enjoy - well, as much as one can enjoy an anxiety attach :)

Visiting from Alphabe- Thursday - mine for letter 'A' @ ImagesByCW is about 'my' Australia

Erin said...

this is a great poem! I love the flow of words. I enjoyed reading it.

Jenny said...

Ah.

The compelling terribleness of anxiety attacks.

You captured the feeling so well here.

I'm sorry that you know it well enough to do so.

Thanks for sharing your heart here.

A+