Poems, Thoughts


This anxiety
A fear unspoken
Tightens my heart
Impeding my ability
To breathe
It’s difficult to act out
What you preach
When you fall into
A hole where all you see
Is darkness
Enveloped with fear
And anxiety
Nothing else
Perhaps if you control your mind
The ladder out of the hole appears
But will the fear and anxiety bury you deep
Till it’s a blank slate
And you forget what it’s like to be happy
What did it mean to be yourself
It’s time you make a pretence of your reality
Under the watchful eyes of those around you
Whom you can hopefully trust
To save you from yourself

–Β Parveen Maghera