Save Yourself

Be so content with yourself that

when you are hurt

by forces from the outside

you have happiness from within

to save you

from falling harder

— Parveen Maghera

Poems, Thoughts


What is going to happen, the inner voice asks, and another jumps in almost immediately and uncaringly with the message of doom. The chest feels heavy, and the throat is clogged. And when incessant biting of the lip follows, you know that only you can tell yourself that all will be fine, because only you know what anxiety feels like, when it comes to you.

– Parveen Maghera