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Anxiety of My Soul - a poem

Updated on August 30, 2013
Copyright-Nick Wolf
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Anxiety of My Soul

The anxiety of my soul gets me trapped within my own mind
The questions that run through my head causes
This confusion of mine
The uncertainty of life places weight on my shoulders
The weight of life is constantly putting pressure on me
I know I'll be fine,
But this confusion of mine
Sometimes makes me feel like I've lost my mind
I try to take one day at a time
With a belief of patience,
I know I'll be fine
But my anxiety causes me to become fearful
My regrets,
My pain,
My past;
Constantly flood through my mind
Causing overwhelming, uncomfortable, anxiety within my soul
I do my best to ignore these
By repeating
"One day at a time"
"One step at a time"
But these self-motivating phrases, easily slip out of my mind
And get replaced with self-degrading, self-hating phrases
It's a tug-of-war in my mind,
A battlefield within me,
Filled with good and evil
A constant battle between my inner angels and demons
I have to stay positive
And I have to win this battle
By replacing evil with good
Even though this anxiety and confusion of mine
Places a weight on my shoulders
I know that I'll be fine

-Nick Wolf 6/16/2013

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      Rose Maun 3 years ago from the sunny state of California

      Anxiety...its so scary and you really captured all the negatives about anxiety in this poem. Its relatable and true. Well done! Voted up! Anxiety is a constant battle of the mind at least for me when dealing with it. You are strong however no doubt and this is a battle you can surely win. :)

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      Nicholas Wolf 3 years ago from Dana Point, California

      Thank you Kamalesho50. I appreciate your kind feedback. I'm glad you liked it! :)

      -Nick

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      Nicholas Wolf 3 years ago from Dana Point, California

      Thank you so much Ryem. Your feedback was encouraging. I appreciate it. I'm glad you're able to relate. :)

      -Nick

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      Kamalesh050 3 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      A great work my friend! The poem is indeed Wonderful !

      Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      Ryem 3 years ago from Maryland

      I can definitely relate to the emotions you are expressing in this poem. This is great, I had to share it.

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