Dear Anxiety,⠀⠀

You have got to stop following me, ⠀⠀
Just let me live, ⠀⠀
Just let me be.⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀
You set my mind ablaze,⠀⠀
You’re consuming me, ⠀⠀
There’s no escape,⠀⠀
And I just can’t breathe.⠀
⠀ ⠀⠀
My thoughts are wandering, ⠀⠀
To places I don’t want to be, ⠀⠀
Running aimlessly, ⠀⠀
You’re exhausting me.⠀
⠀ ⠀⠀
A haunting voice, ⠀⠀
Somewhere within me, ⠀⠀
You’re always telling me, ⠀⠀
‘You’re no good, don’t you see?’ ⠀ ⠀⠀
I can’t decide, I can’t believe, ⠀⠀
I’ve learned to dissociate, ⠀⠀
From everything I see.⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀
You lie to me, ⠀⠀
Twist my thoughts, and my dreams, ⠀⠀
But not anymore, ⠀⠀
I’m ready to resist, you see.⠀
⠀ ⠀⠀
You’re just a visitor, ⠀⠀
You don’t live in me. ⠀⠀
I will not let you tell me who I can and cannot be.⠀⠀
⠀⠀
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A beautiful poem about overcoming anxiety and self-realization from one of the best writers in our team! ⠀⠀

Lines by Madhuri Rajkumar ([email protected])⠀
Image by @dearferdo from Unsplash

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