I have to ask The tiniest murmuring of my heart Why do you bounce and frolic so Are you restless to be caged Or have you found a playground Do you want to break free Of all the turmoil and anxiety Or are you pleased to abound In tenderness and empathy Is the world a bit too rough Or have you learned to live such That nothing matters so much
I want to write but how do I In the cacophony of turmoil The daily grind refuses to end In lost tranquility, amidst anxiety Thoughts are tangled, jumbled Words lie shattered, untended Unspoken, crushed, defeated At the bottom of the vessel Crumbling like sand, alluring, Yearning, yet to be embraced By the ocean waves, encased Lingering for a chance to blaze As treasures that can only elate
Sometimes I wrap myself in A gloomy blanket of thoughts For what else can I do When I cannot shed this Heaviness of doubt, anxious bouts That creep into my silence Smothering me with disdain Like a languorous python; I lay in the darkness, Wondering what I did to gain This onerous companion Crushing me from the inside
I tripped over my dreams Sprawling on the rug As I stepped out of bed Unrested, nursing anxiety From visions splattered Across the dark walls; Clouding my head As I struggle to remember Nights of sweet slumber When the dreams were pretty; Now, they lie gasping For breath, to remain alive As our world turns into A living nightmare!
Well, it’s done now; Carrying all the burdens Of the world on lean shoulders Has finally bent my back The weight of anxious thoughts Presses against my chest A weakened heart throbs Tries to pick up lost beats As cold perspiration beads Glisten on a furrowed forehead It seems I have played my part Of being born a human Destined to bear witness To a dead Earth, a decaying mess!