A Haiku - Anxiety

Sunshine always follows the storm.

Anxiety can turn to panic. They both get in the way.
Anxiety can turn to panic. They both get in the way. | Source

Too often upon a time?

What could happen now?

Much worse could happen somehow?

"Passing fears, pass now!"


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Panic attacks:

Have you ever experienced something called "A Panic Attack"?

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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

Oh yeah, but I did not allow myself to be caught up , it was such a new feeling , but I am telling you age is the holder of so many secrets , but time holds the keys.


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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

I agree....pass on! I had an anxiety attack once and thought I was having a heart attack! Omm.........

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Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

Anxiety is bad, panic is worse, and depression is worst.

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savanahl 4 years ago

What a great poem. I used to get really bad panic attacks and your last line "Passing fears, pass now!" reminds me of the mantra my therapist had me say over and over, "this too shall pass" How true it is. Voted up.

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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

savanahl: I enjoyed your Hub on dining in Bangkok. Glad you identified with this one. My wife and I are both familiar with Bangkok and Thailand's gateways to Laos. China wanted to build a railroad or good highway all the way from China through Laos to Thailand! I don't think commerce and altruism were the only things they had on their mind!

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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Well said indeed....reasoning truly helps when a person is gripped with anxiety. loved your haiku.

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Rufus rambles 4 years ago from Australia

This is a great Haiku. Anxiety is so insidious and very hard to shake off once it's set hold of someone. A good way of releasing its hold is to accept that you feel that way, and don't resist it - and try to see yourself experiencing these sensations with compassion and detachment. Knowing that it is only temporary makes it more bearable. Mindfulness theory and practice is very useful. Very hard to master, but it is possible! Voted up.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

When I still lived in N.Y.C. I was going through some rough time and I started having panic attacks. What got me through the days was sitting in bed with cold hands and feet drinking Coke and eating chocolate donuts. I kid you not the only things that I could get into me. I couldn't go out by myself and couldn't stay in alone. My mom was great that time and finally pulled me through it all.

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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Ruchira: Short and sweet: your comment is a Haiku!

Rufus rambles: Thanks for he Vote Up and feedback. Acceptance of natural feelings, and knowing each and every one will pass, is one of life's keys.

Gypsy Rose Lee: Anxiety can be that serious, and the understanding, wise help others can give, has saved many an overwrought sufferer just as you described.

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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

yes, but anxiety d doesn't help...well done...

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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

raciniwa: Being anxious about anything represents the feeling of being out of control. I am amazed that FDR (Roosevelt) found time to work on his stamp collection, but I think that doing something like that (or writing a Hub) can take us out of the moment and give us a returned sense of self. That's can be one key for dealing with a panic attack. Thanks for the "well done."

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Perspycacious 5 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

BTW - That railroad through Laos is set to begin construction this December 2016!

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