Written by Jacob Ibrag

Grinding teeth. The anxiety

of waiting. Taking on its own persona, it

chews through your nerves and remaining bits of

patience. Laughing at your struggle to keep cool, it replays

each memory of failure. Whispering thoughts of disinformation.

Arguing. Trying to take a stand. Begging every fiber of your

being to push against its neck. Staring at a carbon

copy of yourself, ‘waiting on a blue sphere

in an ocean polluted with doubt.’

Photo by Sam Burriss


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34 comments on “Anxiety

  1. wow….I love the piece……I have lived it too……I always end up with the old cliché…..what good or how does my anxiety help anything?….I used to have panic attacks….at the most unseemly times…..one time everything was normal…..stepping into the shower….next seconds my heart is racing and pounding….fear of death eating me alive……I held on and it passed…..thank god I only had a few…..my greatest fear was fear of having another attack…..it was hell…..somehow give it up…..its tough….littlleraven….

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    • Thank you very much 😀


      • I’m not a fan of Sigmund Freud but I do like his psychoanalytic theory like… your Consciousness is the tip of the iceberg your subconscious is the larger part of the iceberg and then your pre conscience which is where I feel like I operate a lot in between Paul McCartney said that his most inspirational time was in between sleep and wake and That Never Never Land anyway

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  2. I visit that place regularly. I have to pray often and teleport myself back to reality.

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  3. Excellent total experience

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  4. Whoa freakin incredible. Thank you

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  5. Another most excellent read…

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  6. emzbyfaith

    totally sums what i am going through!!

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  7. Our society live in a bubble of psycho emotional numbing down of difficult feelings and emotions. Anxiety and depression offers us an opportunity to finally heal. Here is my contribution as to how it is a gift unseen. https://freefallintoreality.com/2017/11/23/how-to-heal-anxiety-and-depression/

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  8. this is beautiful. thank you for sharing.

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  9. Thank you for sharing this. I suffer from anxiety disorder and everyday is a challenge for me. Blogging about myself struggles and connecting with the people who suffer from anxiety, has helped me tremendously. Please follow and subscribe to my blog site – http://anxiousself.com

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  11. myjourneymollysworld

    Really powerful, sums up what I’m going through ☺️

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  12. I absolutely love this – so needed right now as well, I cannot tell you!! I write about my anxiety too and this really sums it up! xx

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  13. I personally battle anxiety daily. I have for years. And reading this, it’s unbelievable how it triggered me. Because you described it so well! That’s a real place and a very, very real feeling that many people face. Thanks for posting!

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  14. Thank you for the beautifully written poem. Its honest description of anxiety is a reminder that we are not alone.

    This is my wake up call –

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