Spoken Word – Oh dear Anxiety

Oh dear Anxiety

I hear this anxiety is escalating slowly on my top floor
While silence is hiding under the pillow from the screaming thoughts
Restlessness has started filling my rough surface with the titanium foam
I’m breathing heavily & shivering but it’s not coz it’s freezing cold
So I start kneading my feet against each other to feel the needed warmth
My body is gradually curling under the duvet in the consoling C form
Anxiety is shaking me with this weird feeling of being the immortal corpse

It’s exhausting & daunting to choose this path to be all alone
But my mind is fighting constantly while the heart has chosen to let it go
My fluid eyes are wired to this immersive scene where I lay on bed & freely float
I let anxiety travel inside of me without allowing it to absorb the shiny core
It’s pinpointing these tiny dots on its way to create a meaningful flow
This movement is painful but it’s better than to cage anxiety in the concealed box
So I’m mindfully reconnecting to the silence where there’s no need to speak anymore


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13 thoughts on “Spoken Word – Oh dear Anxiety

  1. Oh Navin…this line I feel it like your lifeline..that turns a moment of anxiety into spoken word poetry!
    “I let anxiety travel inside of me without allowing it to absorb the shiny core”
    You and anxiety have had your previous battles..and this line tells me, you learned a valuable lesson about your foe,.. You heart has already let go. but when your mind stops fighting it…it will let you go. I suffered a few years with anxiety..until I learned to say “Ok anxiety..let’s see what you got” and accepted that horrible escalating feeling of my impending doom…then it would begin to dissipate. Your poetry and your voice are so powerful…You always seem to find the words in situations that are very wordless.. Thank you for sharing this intense spoken word.

    1. It’s simply so amazing how you notice small details…which has big meaning in my life…such keen eyes you have Karima…I love “Ok anxiety..let’s see what you got”…coz this is what I do…thank you so very much for your wonderful words & for liking my spoken word, dear friend 💫💟✨

  2. This spoken poetry piece spoke to me! I felt every word you wrote and spoke.

    ‘Restlessness has started filling my rough surface with the titanium foam
    I’m breathing heavily & shivering but it’s not coz it’s freezing cold
    So I start kneading my feet against each other to feel the needed warmth’

    Those line hurt because the felt so true!

    1. I’m “glad” that this piece spoke to you…I wrote these lines when I revisited that moment…the same morning when I was going through this all…thank you very much for your heartfelt words, Rinum 💫🙏✨💟

  3. Brilliantly written and relatable of anyone that has experience anxiety. Nicely done. I’m sending this to some clients that I think will find resilience in your words. Superb! ❤️

    1. Oh wow, I’m honoured that you would be sharing this with your clients…I wrote this piece right after I had a rendezvous with Anxiety the same day…words started to flow, which lead to this poem & then the spoken word…my gratitude to you for your heartfelt words, Cindy 💫💟✨

      1. Much deserved Navin. It helps people kniow they are not alone, When I tell them I know and have experienced it, they find it difficult to get because they see me holding space for them and it hold me in a different space and I present completely together to them,,,, we all have these places which is why I can be there for others. You’re soooo welcome Navin!❤️

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