Today I’d like to share a bit of a darker poem which I wrote nearly five years ago now, wow (I feel like it was only a couple of years, lol)!  I’ve given it a bit of a polish since then and wanted to share it as it does represent some of the panicky feeling I have sometimes felt in the past, although where the poem goes isn’t where I am today. 😀  I’ll let you read on to see what I mean, it’s a short poem and maybe not as intense as some I’ve written, but I do hope you enjoy it as I’m hoping to start writing more poetry again, a mix of dark and light, and want to start sharing it on the blog again now that I’m getting back into the swing of things.  Hope you have a great day everyone! 🙂

The Panic

©The Strawberry Post

What do I do? Where do I go?
To escape this pain, I do not know.
Do I run? Do I flee?
To stop the voices haunting me.

What will happen? If I leave?
No-one there to sit and grieve.
Will I be? All alone?
When I’m mere soil and bone.

Perhaps it’s best? To not think?
Could save me from the hole I sink.
Must get away from this place.
Myself I now, do erase.

-Poem first appeared online September 2016 – now republished here.


What do you think of this poem?  Do you suffer from anxiety?  Have you ever had darker thoughts like the ones implied in the poem?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂