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My head is pounding

And so is my heart

It feels like it could explode

One beat after another

Each stronger than before

Sounds begin to garble

Words no longer recognized

I have tunnel vision

And the air is thin

Not now please

Not again

But I have no control

Anxiety reigns again

Taking over my body

Twisting how it works

My heart too fast

My breathing rapid

And a million thoughts a second

Occupy my brain

All while I feel blinded

Numb really

To the world around me

I have no choice

I must just ride out the storm

Pray no dangers lurk

Because right now

I would never see them

Trust in my surroundings

I will make it to the other side

I may be exhausted

But I survived

One breath at a time


Written for Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) – anxiety

Shared Confessions

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Confess your dreams to me

Do you want to flee

Escape this madness with me

And live in fantasy free


Confess your truths to me

Do you need the key

To set your sins free

And a clear future see


Confess your love to me

Do you want to be free

Where you only feel glee

In a world of just we


Confess your hopes to me

Confess your past to me

Confess your feelings to me

Confess you need me

… as much as I need you


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – confess

WHOA! Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

I am back! I hadn’t really planned on not doing much WordPress, but I thought I would SOME. Now is time for a major catch-up. Lots of reading to do. Lots of writing to do. And somewhere in the middle of all that there will be some Christmas cards and letters, shopping and just day to day life. Wish me luck!

So, I am off to get busy at it. Hope you all have a magical holiday season no matter what you celebrate… or just plain and simple a good December if you don’t celebrate. Winter is sneaking up on us! Grab some cocoa and a cozy sweater and radiate warmth!

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