I am starting to realize

my anxiety is strong.

Every little thing I do

now appears to be done wrong.


The bells at school make me jump,

hyperventilate, panic.

The work I have left to do

this semester makes me sick.


I bite my fingers until

until they hurt or they bleed.

I can’t take a compliment

no matter what is the deed.


I can’t sleep through the whole night.

I am afraid to be late.

Nothing makes me more anxious

than those eight hours I wait.


Overthink situations

and I jump to conclusions.

I make accusations that

lead to people’s confusion.


I need to calm myself down.

What is happening inside?

I can’t stop losing my mind,

heaven knows that I have tried.


4 thoughts on “Anxious

  1. Dear friend, if you’re looking for peace, for true calm, for permanent rest – you must look outside yourself. You’re right, Heaven does know that you’ve tried. But rest isn’t something we can give ourselves. Jesus, God’s Son, says, “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”


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