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The Dragon I Slew - A Poem about Anxiety and Depression
Once again I felt a heavy breathing clouding my space
They told me never to pay it any mind, It's all in my head space
But then the heavy breathing became flames and started to make me feel over whelmed
I simply had to fight to defend and bring sanity to myself
Show yourself monster, don't hide and torment me
Manifest now so I can slay thee
But once again, the monster was a coward and kept hidden
Up the walls of insanity was a sure path I had driven
I wanted so much to kill the beast, till y hands began to shake
Everything seemed to be moving fast, but slowed as my heart began to race
Tears flowed uncontrollably, but why did I cry?
It was this beast in my mind, telling me the most horrid things inside
What if I die?
What if I don't know what to say?
What if I don't grow old?
What if I don't pray?
Suppose someone ask me a question?
What will I do?
Should I wear a slippers today?
Or should I put on a shoe?
Why am I feeling anxious and afraid?
Why is this Dragon making me its slave?
I can take no more of this beast circling over my head
It's ruining my life, I can't sleep, I can't eat, I am afraid to leave my bed
But this is not the life I chose, It simply couldn't be
I have to fight, I have to overpower this power the beast has over me
I forged a sword that day made from everything right
No more will i suffer by the hands of this dragon, when it comes today I will put up a fight
Wait, Maybe I spoke to soon, There he is in the shadows lurking, waiting on me to turn my back
But today I will not walk away, I will be the first to launch an attack
I drew my sword of right and approached the beast
He lunged from the shadows and I faced him in the streets
I slashed, I kicked, he breathed fire and ice
I wounded the beast, but he burned me twice
I fought hard, so did he
But when the smoked cleared I was standing, while the beast lay at my feet
It felt good, I was finally free
Now I had complete control over my life, the Dragon had finally died.