In this brief blog, we will cover anxiety poems and how anxiety poems can be a good way to relax during moments of panic attacks.
If you have tried an anxiety poem before you may find that they usually offer you a different take on whatever your current situation is and could be a good way to calm your self down when anxiety creeps in.
There are many ways to deal with and treat anxiety but if you love reading then reading an anxiety poem could be a cheap and quick option.
First 5 Anxiety poems
“Ariel Marriel -weakness
weakness is the bane of my existence.
if strength were an equation,
my weakness would negate it.
please just let me be strong.
i’ve made so much progress, after all.
weakness is a Demon
i can’t control.
a Demon that will swallow me whole.”
“Then Anxiety Is” by Anonymous
If love is a mothers gentle, warm embrace–
Then anxiety is being forced into a strait jacket.
If hope is a butterfly flitting from flower to flower–
Then anxiety is a nuclear bomb plummeting to earth.
If compassion is an outstretched, helping hand–
Then anxiety is a gun to the back of the head.”
“ Anxiety Of Young Love – Poem by David Beckham
With the birds chirping ever so softly in that afternoon sunshine
And the streets buzzing with cars going zoom zoom
The crescendo hit peak and went dead silent
When you suddenly appeared
I could hear the crackling of the spring leaves
As you marched forward from a distance
Your every step, I counted
13 in all
‘Hello’, you said
Then followed the gaze
You held it long enough to plant seeds of you in my heart
I was transfixed, speechless and filled with joy
Your lips went up and down
I heard nothing
Voice so sensual and soft like velvet the attraction was chilling
Presence, so magical, it kept my heart going like respirators
I wanted more of you
You pleasured my reason
And tickled my fancy with your dazzling swag
How could I resist
You had me
That night your thoughts blossomed in my heart like flowers do in the spring
Went to bed with just one thought
I want to see you again and again “
“ Anxiety Through My Eyes – Poem by Cindy Washington
Wake up, check my phone, ask Siri whats on my schedule for today
Siri: you have 2 classes today and the first starts at 9: 05am
My first thought: ‘let’s just get through it,
and then I can come back to my dorm room’
The safest place in the world. The place of isolation.
The place where thoughts of judgement and insecurities are quieted
The place where I can unload the thousand pounds that sits on my chest
On the bus to campus, earphones in my head, music playing
The lady to my right sneezes,
And it begins:
‘She’s going to get me sick! ‘,
‘Would it be rude if I pulled out my hand sanitizer right now? ‘
The old man opposite me stares
And it continues:
‘Why is he staring at me? ‘
‘Is there something on my face? ‘
‘would he tell me if there’s something on my face? ‘
These thoughts blaring louder than the music playing in my ears
Huddled masses of students get off the bus and walk to their classes
I hear giggling from behind me
And it persists:
‘Is there stuff on the back of my jeans? ‘
‘I shouldn’t of worn these jeans.’
‘Why God did I wear these jeans! ? ‘
My route to class is carefully chosen
shortest distance with the least amount of people
I enter. I take my seat.
Front row in the corner. Eyes front.
I can’t see the faces behind me
I dare not turn back, whilst the chance of actually making eye contact
The water-boarding equivalent to a socially anxious girl like me
I head to the bus
A friend yells ‘Hey Cindy! ‘
I turn towards him and raise my suddenly stiffened arm to wave
And it endures:
‘Put your hand down’
‘Why are you waving? ‘
‘He probably thinks you’re a loser for waving’
My hand drops faster than lightning
Small talk: the gun choice of your enemies
I put down the backpack.
And I put down the thousand pound vest strapped to my chest
‘I did it! ‘
Isolation, the only sound proofed to stop:
the insecurities, the worries, the voices that scream ‘Help Me! ‘
This is my anxiety “
“ The Anxiety Of Dhritarashtrra – Poem by Rajaram Ramachandran
The people on the street cried out.
When to the forest the Pandavas set out.
How they went asked Dhritarashtra,
In reply a brief account gave Vidura.
“Your sons receive everywhere curse,
And now they’re very much averse
Against king and Duryodhana, the heartless,
For forcing Pandavas to the forests.”
“Bhisma, Drona, Kripa are spared not,
Also with other courtiers they’re hot.
Yudhishthira’s goes hiding his face,
Peace in the city there’s no trace.”
“While the people indulge in violence,
His brothers walk behind in silence.
Draupadi with her disheveled hair,
And her eyes full of tears goes there.”
Like this Vidura narrated in brief,
The king showed no sign of grief,
But fear and anxiety ruled his face,
Though he was grim on the surface.
Sage Narada came in between,
The Kauravas after years fourteen,
They would become extinct,
Thus predicting away he went.
Duryodhana filled with fear,
Went to Drona with his prayer,
Not to leave or abandon them
In the midst of a distress time.
Drona assured him but said,
“Dharma is on Pandavas side,
Peace with them better you make,
Any more risk you don’t take.”
Duryodhana ignored his advice,
As he wished not for any peace,
But wished to maintain a rapport,
With him for his promised support.
Vidura quite often advised,
But the king was displeased.
To go out, one day, he said,
To take the Pandava’s side.
True to the king’s words,
Vidura went to the woods,
Where the Pandavas lived,
There he happily stayed.
Thereafter the king sent,
And a regret message went,
That his heart would break,
If Vidura failed to return back.
The softhearted Vidura,
Returned to Hastinapura.
They embraced each other.
Once again joined together.
One day Sage Maitreya
Came to the King Dhritarashtra.
Whose action he condemned,
To such events it had led.
His thighs Duryodhana slapped,
With his legs the floor he tapped.
The sage got annoyed over this,
And gave him a terrible curse.
“For your arrogance you will die,
Bhima will break your thigh
With his mace on the battlefield,
For your misdeeds this’ll be you end.”
For his mercy the king prayed.
The Sage gave no word but said,
“If peace when he makes
The curse will then reverse.”
“ Anxiety – Poem by Rose Garden
She was alone in a crowded room
with no room to breathe,
compelled to leave
with a sense of impending doom.
She makes her excuses and rushes to the exit
as the blood gushes to her head,
My goodness I must be bright red she thought,
fraught she hurried home,
alone, safe at last, aghast at yet another anxiety attack.
She flopped onto her bed and sobbed,
robbed of a social life, robbed of fun
she did not feel safe around anyone.
It was morning when she awoke,
she spoke to the cat, her only friend.
He was her one and only constant in a troubled world,
she curled upon her sofa and fiddles with her hair,
relaxing at last now the panic has passed!
The second batch of 5 anxiety poems
“ Anxiety? – Poem by Twisters Thoughts
From the beginning – End
Nerves battle, the brains at war
Find your Bliss- No more “
“ Anxiety – Poem by Sugar Bear
Buzz my face once more,
I have no great thoughts to soar.
Through my voice which is toast
Against my will to be this host.
Another family vocation wasted
A smile, to pretend, so much mistaken.
Too bad they know not of me
Assume they think less of me.
Let this burn become more pain but I’ll try and wait
For this social anxiety to dissipate. “
“Anxiety – Poem by Sugar Bear
I’m not feeling myself today
Lie in bed, motives decay
The blood work always shows up fine
Yet the weight still declines
Rest is well, well in need
Fight the urge, right now I mustn’t sleep
Too many beers maybe I’ve drank
My mind again draws that numbing blank
Better to stumble around
Than to overwhelm myself another round
My feet are cold, got no appetite
Just another day to despite
Blue pills, I’m feeling vague
Another year I fight this plague
Unprepared, my eyes dried of crying
I am scared, but I am trying
Another doctor, another week
Again I lay my head on the leather seat
Evaluated and diagnosed
Another paper to write down where I go
Comfort me with a smile
Look down upon me after a while
Racing heart, a shocking glimpse
Panic attacks hit and miss
Hopefully I get home soon
Already winded by early afternoon
Unsteady hands, the wounds are deep
Underestimated, and low self-esteemed
Arguing with my mind
The Doctor says “Take your time”
But, Its taken time
One by one the days corrupt
Fatigued, and I am stuck
Neglect my cry for help
For I am young, and have my health
Lie back down and sleep the pain away
How many times must I say?
I’m not okay “
“ Lonely Anxiety – Poem by Jessica Hastings
While she walked outside
already grabbing her lighter
just to smoke a cigarette
While she walked outside
While she walked outside
she felt so
like everyone wanted to attack her
While she walked outside
for a place
where no one was
While she walked outside
she met a person
who wouldn’t be more pleased
to go to that place
where no one was
and no one will ever be “
“Sexy Anxiety – Poem by Jay Bunny
I’m hot look at me
I’ve got anxiety
I’m skinny cuz I don’t eat
Don’t laugh that’s not funny
Check, check, checking me out
Standing out of the crowd
Drowning in my own Doubt
What does it feel like to be proud
I’m in control of me
And my choices apparently
Missed two meals I’ll just have tea
Shh don’t tell anybody
Broken Hearts are tuff to fix
Losers, hustlers, and Pricks
Cupid get lost with your tricks
stab yourself with your own stick
Hiding up in this tree
My body I cannot feed
Unspoken words that I speak
Falling to the ground
Is this peace that I found
When will love come around
When will I be safe and sound
My scars are apart of me
My hurt is what you don’t see
My sexy Anxiety “
The third batch of 5 anxiety poems
“ Social Anxiety According To Me – Poem by Cindy Washington
‘I can’t make it.’ ‘Have fun without me.’ ‘Maybe next time.’ I came out the womb with these phrases attached to my tongue. I want to hang out, but then you’ll notice how uncool and socially awkward I am. I cant have you see the real me, because the real me isn’t worth seeing.
In my mind, everyone is talking about me, even though I’m not important enough to talk about. In my mind, everyone is laughing at me, even though I’m not funny enough to laugh about.
I fidget, constantly fix my hair, and never make enough eye contact to be considered normal. I forgot what normal looked like so long ago.
I make over-thinking look professional. Making mountains out of mole hills is my 9-5 job. Hyperventilating is the only way I know how to breathe. Social anxiety is the only friend I have, and even then, I still can’t look it in the eyes. “
“ Ph: Life: Performance Anxiety – Poem by Brian Johnston
We all know that we know there’s someone that’s smarter
That our best’s not the best that will ever be done.
But that is no reason to quit, a no starter,
And it’s not like a small bit of work’s a burden.
At times it is difficult just getting started,
The task isn’t well defined, time frame is crazy,
My budget’s a pittance, the path is uncharted.
It is normal in fact that I’m feeling lazy.
My parents were too strict, my boss even meaner,
All my friends self-absorbed and employees too green,
I think that I need it, where’s my intervener?
Don’t desert me God, help me make sense of this scene!
Well the day’s close to ending, it won’t be long now,
Just one more Dr. Pepper, conclusion forgone,
My sweet wife will be home soon and she’ll have a cow
There is really no choice, shoot, I’d best mow the lawn! “
“ Anxiety Of Fear – Poem by Maria Sudibyo
Though it only takes few seconds
It doesn’t make the burden in my heart
Less its weight
There’s always an unseen wall
That called fear
Fear of rejection
Fear of disappointment
Fear of out of control
Fear of unknown
Maybe it’s enough
Maybe it’s not enough
Maybe it’s should be enough
Maybe it’s never enough
Though I have confidence
Though I have lot experience
It doesn’t make my stomach not ache
Or my feet lighter
There’s always a cold feeling
That called anxiety
Anxiety of acceptance
Anxiety of failure
Anxiety of future
Anxiety of unreasonable
Maybe it’s right
Maybe it’s not right
Maybe it could be right
Maybe it won’t ever be right “
“ Aunty Anxiety – Poem by Asper Reynolds
Dear old Auntie Anxiety came over today,
A thin prudish woman with nothing nice to say.
“Oh Dear! ” She fussed as we prepared to go out
“Are you wearing that? It makes you look stout.”
As we walked down the street she glared at each stranger with suspicion.
“I’m keeping you safe.” She said, “It’s just my life’s mission. “
At the store she kept asking ” Are you sure you have enough?
By the way Dear you probably don’t need all this stuff.
Oh, how’s your friend, Marla? Why hasn’t she called?
Could she be upset about that thing that happened last fall?
You should cut your hair, never mind you would only look worse.
Is that man staring? I say, do you have your purse?
The cost of groceries has really gone up!
If you aren’t careful my dear you’ll be on the street shaking a cup!
All day long now I’ve listened to Aunty Anxiety complain.
How I wish I could just send her back on the train. “
“Anxiety – Poem by Lacey UnKnown
Choking on my own stale breath
My mind blanks
I close my eyes
Count to ten
Forget it all
The fourth batch of 5 anxiety poems
“Anxiety poem by unknown
can become a sport
akin to talking.
Like sound, nerves travel in waves.
move furthest or
they impact hardest, nearest
Breeding nerves can appear smart;
like ultra concerned about an issue
until the audience leaves,
then nerves return to feed on you
Animals breed nerves too.
Might simply be a survival instinct.
Maybe for humans too. “
“Anxiety poem by unknown
I fell and shadows appeared.
Ghosts that no longer talk to me.
Tried to love, tried to connect,
But the cut is cruel,
When you lose what’s in your soul you question everything.
Lost my joy but not the memories, which now haunt my dreams.
Lost what I was most sure of.
Lost what I loved.
Now in prison, love only a memory.
On the other side of love I found despair.
Nothing good now, no pleasure other than fleeting.
Feelings always fall back low and heavy.
Will I rise, will I escape?
Want to escape, want to fly, but the shadows are always there,
recalling the sweet innocence of love, wreaking havoc where I stand.
Don’t want to be seen, stay in the dark
Can’t separate from the past, don’t know how to recover.
Nowhere to hide and exposed to shame
Face it head on, soak it up.
Divorced and divorced from emotion.
No more sharing now.
Don’t know the final lines, don’t have the answers. “
“ JayceeJellies – Panic Attack
Panic attacks for me are shakey.
I start to think everyone’s starring,
I wonder what they’re thinking.
My resoloution is to get out.
Then the tears come pouring down.
As they do my body follows.
I sink to the ground and try to hide myself.
The sleeves of my jacket become soaked,
And then my heart feels like it’ll explode.
Anxiety is a whole nother code. “
“Mysterious pain b Peggy stewart
With her head hung low
and nowhere to go,
she can’t explain
this mysterious pain.
It comes on so fast.
How long will it last?
Her heart is just pounding; her head starts to spin.
Please go away; she does not want you in.
She’s uncontrollably crying.
It feels like she’s dying.
Her body is trembling; her hands start to shake.
She feels so helpless with this horrible ache.
Someone, please help her; make this go away.
She can’t stand to feel this way one more day.
Someone, please help her; she’s down on her knees.
She’s scared and helpless and hopes no one sees.
With her head hung low,
not knowing where to go,
she tries to explain
this mysterious pain. “
“ Anxiety poem by unknown
They say anxious people
Have a head full of dreams
But let me tell you
Anxiety is not all what it seems
It’s not butterflies in your stomach
Or a rush of blood to your head
It’s a thousand pounding drums in your chest
The stuttering, muttering, mumbling
Of words your lips can’t expel
The beads of sweat breaking out on your brow
Then trickling down your cheek
Anxiety is desperately trying
To look strong when you’re undeniably weak
“I’m calm, I’m in control”
“I can do this” … No, no, no
“I’m not worthy at all”
And in between all your “what ifs”
You realize anxiety is just a thief
Stealing your joys, grinning slyly
As it jumps off your window
Every day you have a choice
Walk out of the house
Leaving your agitation by the door
Or collapse, curl up in a corner
And watch your teardrops splatter on the floor
Anxiety is not a flustered irritable being
It’s a person who may be worth knowing
A naked soul you wouldn’t blush when seeing
A heart wide open peeking through a trembling body
You can’t see all the quivering and shaking
You see, anxiety is often invisible
With all the colossal efforts a person is making
To stand tall, and say the right things
Which they often don’t, by the way
So if they choose to remain silent
Just know it’s for your own sake
It takes courage to love them
And more courage to keep this love awake
It’s hard work, confusing, perplexing,
But loving an anxious person may just be
the best mistake you’ll ever make “
Pictures of anxiety poems
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If you find that you are struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, loneliness and any other wellness issue you may be able to use the CAMHS service if you are under 18. The CAMHS is a mental wellness service provided by the NHS.
If you are considering being referred to CAMHS you should consider reading the CAMHS referral criteria and then filling in the CAMHS referral form.