Breaking of the dam

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Coping with anxiety in this world is difficult and painful. Anxiety can destroy you or build you up stronger and more resilient after each attack. This is my anxiety.

Submitted: October 27, 2016

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The dam builds and builds

The pressure becoming overwhelming, all consuming

The flood gates break, everything rushes out, can't wait to escape

Insecurities, obsessive thoughts

Haunting images, heartbreaking nightmares.

Fingernails digging into my palm, focus on the pain

Think about nothing but the pain.

Need to dig deeper

Deeper, until the blood flows

Finally focusing on the pain

Slowly releasing me from the misery.

Everything shines brighter when it's over

For a moment.

But those moments are fleeting.

And the dam builds

And builds


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