A poem about anxiety and depression
A much calmer way…..
when the days are grey, and I have no notion
of how I feel, or of any emotion
I think, I dream, I hope and I pray
that somehow, I’ll find a much calmer way
and when drama makes small things titanic
and my emotions engulf me with fear and with panic
I seem to trap myself at night and all day
searching to find, a much calmer way
when my body and soul are racked with fatigue
and procrastination has relegated me to a lower league
it’s hard to keep working, let alone play
taking time for myself might be a much calmer way?
the thoughts that consume me and lead to despair
race around in my mind and quietness is rare
I can’t stop worrying, heavy on my mind it does weigh
silencing my mind might be a much calmer way?
If only they knew, that I’m frustrated and annoyed
and how deep down inside, my self-worth’s destroyed
blame and guilt are driving my soul to decay
loving myself might be a much calmer way?
having to be there and put others first
is making me feel that my compassion is cursed
if only I could be selfish and just run away
putting myself first, might be a much calmer way?
and if I’m blaming them, for how I feel
that’s obviously silly, and quite a bad deal
I’m responsible for how I feel, each moment of the day
this awareness will lead to a much calmer way
we’d love to teach you just what to do
so, peace and motivation will finally ensue
take a look around this site at what’s on display
and you’ll soon discover there is a much calmer way!
(John Glanvill June 2012)
With the right help emotions can be tamed and returned to their former beauty – but you have to own the responsibility for how you feel – perhaps it is time to do something? The Calmness in Mind anxiety & depression recovery program teaches you how.