Anxiety and Depression ~ the Evil Step-Sisters-- by John Hansen

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  1. Misbah786 profile image86
    Misbah786posted 12 months ago

    Please take some time to read a very lovely response to Brenda's word prompt 'Anxiety' by John Hansen. So beautifully scribbled! John, you have nailed it.

    Here's the link to John's beautiful poem: https://hubpages.com/health/Anxiety-and … ep-Sisters

    Thank you so much!

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image92
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Hello John and Misbah!
      Excellent response to the word prompt, anxiety. So very thoughtful and clever to weave a poem, on the basis of a popular fairy tale.
      Fairy tales are so appropriate to explain the difference between the good and the bad, the positive and the negative, especially to the children.
      Thank you John, for sharing your creativity.
      Thank you Misbah for sharing this post.

      1. Jodah profile image89
        Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Hello Chitrangada. Thank you for the generous comment. Fairy Tales often contain very good lessons that we can use as examples for certain issues and situations. I am glad you feel my poem did that too.

    2. Abby Slutsky profile image94
      Abby Slutskyposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Loved Jodah's response. It was a very creative response.

      1. Jodah profile image89
        Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you, Abby.

    3. Alyssa Nichol profile image92
      Alyssa Nicholposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      As always, a wonderful poem John! I love your creative concept and the message of hope your piece conveys.

      1. Jodah profile image89
        Jodahposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you so much for reading this Alyssa. We all need hope and I am glad this poem managed to convey it.

  2. Misbah786 profile image86
    Misbah786posted 12 months ago

    John, I enjoyed reading your beautiful poem. I am happy it was not dark. It was beautiful and a ray of hope for the people who are dealing with anxiety and depression. I love the poem and how you compared happiness with stress is outstanding.  The quotes you used are super Brilliant!
    Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful piece of writing with us. A superb response to the word prompt and so quick. Loved it! smile

    Blessings always!!!

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Misbah, you were so quick on reading and sharing this article. Thank you so much for your generous words, and I hope others find this worthwhile as well. When I saw the prompt was “anxiety” I really expected that my response would be a dark poem, but fortunately it didn’t turn out that way. Blessings to you also.

      1. Misbah786 profile image86
        Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        You are most welcome, dear friend. I am so glad it wasn't dark. I truly loved it smile

      2. surovi99 profile image82
        surovi99posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        This was a lovely poem in response to Brenda's prompt, "Anxiety". I like the way your muse worked for this. The analogy of anxiety and depresson being the evil step sisters while happiness emerges from Cinderalla as in the fairy tale is simply awesome. I appreciate your creativity, John.

        Thank you, Misbah, for posting this article.

        1. Jodah profile image89
          Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Hello Rosina, I am so glad you found the Cinderella and evil step sister analogy to be creative. I wanted to present anxiety and depression in a unique way and try to make the poem positive and uplifting. Thank you.

  3. Pamela99 profile image90
    Pamela99posted 12 months ago

    This poem is wonderful, and very clever John. I love the way you approached the prompt from different angles. It is such a good response to Brenda's prompt.

    Thank you for posting John's article, Misbah. Blessings.

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Pamela, I appreciate your kind comment especially the fact that you would have worked with people suffering from these conditions. I wanted it to be different and uplifting. I hope I succeeded. Happy Thanksgiving.

  4. Peggy W profile image94
    Peggy Wposted 12 months ago

    Hi John,

    Your muse was certainly working regarding the word prompt of "anxiety," and came out accentuating the positive...just like the Cinderella story.  Thanks, Misbah, for sharing John's work with us.  For all those who celebrate Thanksgiving, have a happy one!

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Hello Peggy,
      I was surprised where my muse went with this one. I was expecting something darker and less positive, but she always knows best. Thank yo7 for reading, and Happy Thanksgiving to you.

  5. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months ago

    John
    I haven't read this one yet, but I will.

    Busy with Thanksgiving at the moment, but I'll post the link in the word prompt article.

    Thank you Misbah for posting this one.

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Take your time Brenda. Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

  6. Misbah786 profile image86
    Misbah786posted 12 months ago

    It's always a pleasure. Thank you so much everyone for starting this discussion. smile
    Blessings to all!!

  7. Moondot1822 profile image95
    Moondot1822posted 12 months ago

    I am suffering from anxiety. And every line of your poem is a truth that we can't deny. Anxiety definitely steals our laughter, and we prefer to live alone. It also steals our self-confidence. We can't make good and sensible decisions for ourselves. It leads us toward a world of fears. In fact, fear and anxiety are interrelated—fear can cause anxiety, and anxiety can cause fear.

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Moondot, I am glad you can relate to the words of my poem, but not that you are suffering anxiety. You are right that anxiety and fear are interrelated. I have family members who suffer both anxiety and depression so it does affect me also. Thank you for reading.

  8. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months ago

    John
    In your article you tell us Anxiety is the mind and body's reaction to stressful, dangerous, or unfamiliar situations.

    Then you show us the signs and symptoms of a person who has an anxiety disorder & tell us it can be debilitating to a point where they no longer leave their house and often feel depressed.

    In your poem, "Anxiety and Depression ~ the Evil Step-Sisters" you use your words to create a cute poem that helps us to understand how anxiety & depression can take over someone's life, but
    happiness can win by defeating both of them.

    I love how you use anxiety & depression as two evil step sisters and happiness is like Cinderella with the glass slipper.

    You've tackled this one quite well.  Great write.

    I posted the link in the article earlier today.

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Brenda, thank you for reading and analysing this article/poem. It didn't take the path I expected it to (my muse can be tricky) but I was pleased with the outcome. I hope your Thanksgiving went well.

  9. bhattuc profile image81
    bhattucposted 12 months ago

    This is really a well conceived composition. Well done, John. Thanks Misbah for sharing.

  10. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 12 months ago

    Thanks very much, Umesh.

  11. vidsagster profile image87
    vidsagsterposted 12 months ago

    A great response to Brenda's word prompt John. It is a wonderful poem. So true anxiety and depression are like the evil twin sisters in Cinderella. A great comparison. I enjoyed reading your poem.  Thanks Misbah for sharing.

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Hello Vidya. I am pleased that you like the comparison of anxiety and depression with Cinderella's stepsisters. I thought it would work. Take care.

  12. Vanita Thakkar profile image86
    Vanita Thakkarposted 12 months ago

    This is certainly a great write, John. I loved it from beginning to end. It is informative and inspiring.
    I especially liked the analogy of Cinderella's sisters with anxiety and depression. It is quite catchy and successfully conveys the message of recognizing and handling the two evils.
    Thanks for sharing your unique wisdom with all of us.
    Thanks, Misbah for posting and initiating this discussion.
    Have a great time !!

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much, Vanita. I appreciate your insights and am glad you found this poem conveyed the message well through the Cinderella comparison. Stay safe and well.

  13. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months ago

    John
    Your muse took you down a wonderful path

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Yep, she surprises me sometimes. smile

 
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