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!
Rescue me from The web of cerebration Crushing my innards Clutching my heart Maddening my soul With another bout Of stifling anxiety! Thoughts growing Like tendrils within me Squeezing, squishing Body, spirit, inside out Squirming in my brain Twisted imagination Triggering a volcano Of anguish fear, guilt The demons they win; Primeval joy, lost in the din!