growing anxiety

i have to be strong
hide my feelings
i have to appear normal
act like i’m fine

i am determined to blend in
no tears that stand out
no flashy clothes
no attention brought to me

i have to push away
my depression and anxiety
i have to say goodbye
with the whole town watching


Written for Fandango’s One-World Challenge (FOWC) – determined

7 thoughts on “growing anxiety”

    1. I survived and saw a lot of people who cared about Dad. It was a good day… now to survive the coming days when family and friends are not all around. ((HUGS)) to you as well.

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