taking on what's not mine - POEM
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ddnos posted:
This anxiety is not my own
So why do I entertain it?
Why do I let it take every breath out of me?
I know there is a line
But where is it?
Where is the line that separates me from
Chaos and the sublime?
My heart is too involved
My heart can't distinguish between my grief and grief that is not my own. They are all melded into one with no distinction.
I panic as if it were my own
I need to let it go
I need to be still and not try to fix it.
I need to hide under the covers to escape.

Debbie
Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different --Unknown
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bpcookie responded:
Cookie likes!!!!
You may go through life hearing a 1000 NO's but don't give up because your YES is out there waiting for you.- (Something my father told me.)
 
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skypper responded:
Oh me too! Good Poem Doodles
~Sky~
When nothing's going right, go left!
 
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monkeybee replied to skypper's response:
I liked it too and I love that you express yourself well in writing!
 
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ddnos responded:
Thank you Cookie, Michele, and Monkeybee! I wrote that about taking on too much anxiety re my mom and her situation - anxiety that doesn't belong to me
Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different --Unknown