A Poem About Anxiety

(sometimes anxiety and depression go hand-in-hand, as attested to by this young woman who writes about "feeling blue")

Sometimes anxiety and depression go hand-in-hand, as attested to by this young woman who writes about feeling blue.annabel loo was feeling blue,
she asked herself, what should I do?
something feels a little bad,
how do I fix this feeling sad?

she told herself I need to see
exactly what is bothering me
so she thought and thought through all her fears
and the big world blurred from all her tears.

with tissues piled on either side
annabel sighed, i'm glad I cried.
now i've fixed whatever was wrong.
now the sadness should be gone
so she sat down and looked inside... HOLY COW!
it was bigger now.

but annabel was one tough pup
she told herself, I won't give up.
i'll tell my friends i'm feeling blue,
i'm sure that they'll know what to do.

simone said, things, they aren't so sad.
sam said, your life ain't half bad.
the other day at burger king,
my brother puked an onion ring.
annabel said, that's rough, sam-man.
but inside she thought, this was a bad plan.

then, annabel was not just sad,
now add to sad, she felt quite bad.
the past two plans didn't work at all,
and still remained the sadness flaw.

I hate this horrible sticky sadness,
the feeling badness.
this must be madness.

if everyone said I should be happy,
maybe the problem is all just me.

and then the sadness got much worse,
for annable had cast a curse.
sadness and blueness are tough to bout,
but they're nothing compared to the worst,

now, on top of feeling blue,
annabel is sad,
feels bad, thinks she's mad,

some of us can sit through sadness,
but others, this can drive to madness.

what's the difference between these two?
is it just that some people don't feel blue?
no, you silly, it's what you do
when a bit of blueness falls on you.

there is a myth that goes like this
every moment should be filled with happiness.
the truth is there isn't always a cure
sometimes we simply have to endure.

so if you're having a miserable day,
be a grump, feel that way.
just feel the way you need to feel,
the truth is it's just no big deal.

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APA Reference
Tracy, N. (2007, February 19). A Poem About Anxiety, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 22 from

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