Panic Attacks

Panic Attacks

A Poem by Emily Irene.


I lay in bed at night,
my mind itching to open
and explore the world
rather than sink farther into my mattress.

There are words on the tip of my tongue
of all the things I never said.
I cannot remove them from my head;
they stay stuck rent-free to the inside of my skull.

I feel myself fall farther
instead of climbing up,
and I fear I'll never get a foothold
on this terrible terrain.

My written words show where I stand
and what I believe in.
I just wish they could tell me
who stood next to me, too.

© 2015 Emily Irene.

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Having had a friend that suffers from Fibromyalgia, this caught my attention..turns out, it's an exceptional piece with hints of brilliance.

Thanks for the share!

Posted 1 Year Ago

I have started charging rent for the words taking up space in my head.......problem is, they cannot afford the rent!

Sinking into the mattress is such an apt picture for panic attacks.......

Thank you for sharing this revealing poem!

Posted 2 Years Ago

Emily Irene.

2 Years Ago

Thank you!
I can relate to this on such a level. I often get panic attacks and have anxiety and words really have been the only thing to help me sort it all out. They help me explain things when my mind just wants to stop and shut down...when I'm too numb to be emotional about anything. Writing has helped me open up and see myself on such a different level, it's helped me appreciate and understand myself more. Thanks for sharing!

Posted 2 Years Ago

Emily Irene.

2 Years Ago

I'm the same way; I have a notebook a good friend's cool hippie dad gave me to fill up. I have that,.. read more
I Am Svetlana

2 Years Ago

Funny, my best friend was recently cleaning out her room and i noticed a package of small notebooks .. read more
Emily Irene.

2 Years Ago

I like small notebooks. [:
I appreciate the depth of this poem, as I see it comes from a personal experience. This makes it all the more appreciable. I also want to put emphasis on the word "edge," which this poem delivers.
This makes for a quality experience for the reader.

-Brian Csati

Posted 2 Years Ago

Emily Irene.

2 Years Ago

I appreciated your review because you were professional-sounding while still delivering what seems t.. read more
I've had them before and know what they feel like. Your ending says it all. Well done.

Posted 2 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emily Irene.

2 Years Ago

They're hellish, aren't they? Thank you for the review.

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Added on September 15, 2015
Last Updated on September 15, 2015
Tags: anxiety, panic attack, anxiety attack, depression, insomnia


Emily Irene.
Emily Irene.

Saint Louis, MO

Name's Emily and I'm 24. I am a girl made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions. I have had chronic pain for more than fifteen years. This means I have taken more narcotics .. more..


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