This morning I would very much like to share a guest post with you which simply comprises of a poem sent to me by a twelve grade student called Faith. Here is what Faith said…
My name is Faith and I am currently a grade twelve student. There have been some really difficult times in my life and as a result, I have written some pieces. This one is about anxiety and I would really appreciate, if you wouldn’t mind, to read it over. It’s a short poem.
Thanks so much,
As someone who knows these feelings well and also as someone who loves reading and writing poetry, I am delighted to be able to share this with you..
I can’t breathe.
I’m drowning and crying for help.
I’m screaming at the people around me,
But no words come out.
Panic fills up inside me,
As I surrender to the monsters.
Somebody help me, please.
It’s over now.
I try to regain my breath.
The people surrounding me stare at me,
Looks of uncertainty cover their faces.
I didn’t know it was going to happen,
Sometimes the trigger just comes.
I can’t do this on my own,
Although I’m in a crowd,
I feel all alone.
“It gets better” they all say.
“Just breathe and calm down”
They don’t understand.
There’s more to it than that.
I need help. But where can I find it?
Somebody save me,
I can’t do this on my own.
[Editor’s Note: I am extremely grateful to Faith and want to thank her for sharing this with us. But more importantly I want to send a message to you Faith asking if you are getting any help with your anxiety and any other mental health related difficulties that you may be facing. No-one needs to face these things alone and we are here for you as much as we can be.]