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Panic

Panic

A Poem by Rose Diamond

My heart is racing
My head is spinning
Thoughts jumble and clash in my head
Dark thoughts that rise with the moon
And set with the sun

Slowly I fall to the floor
Head between my knees
Rocking:
Backwards
Forwards
Backwards
Forwards

My voice pulls at the chains that bind it to my throat
Weak, weak chains that are slowly bending
My trembling hand reaches for the phone

Just one simple text

One text that will end this 

Your number is displayed on the screen
My shaking fingers linger above your smiling face
Will you care?

Will you listen to my caged voice
And read the words that pour from my fingertips?
Will you see my face pop up on your screen
And proceed to turn off your phone?

Will you take me seriously
Or laugh at my foolishness?

Will you acknowledge the demons that haunt me
Or will you think me a petty child?

I look again at your face on my screen
And slowly
I turn it off

That night I stay on the floor
Allowing the waves of panic to wash over me
Until sleep numbs me completely

Tomorrow
As I awake by myself
I prepare for yet another day
Another day I must pretend
That nothing
Ever
Happened

© 2014 Rose Diamond


Author's Note

Rose Diamond
Not my best, but the emotions are true.

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The emotions were written so perfectly, but the part that really got me was at the end.

'I prepare for yet another day
Another day I must pretend
That nothing
Ever
Happened'

Isn't that too true? We've all felt such strong emotions before, in this poem, it's panic, and no matter how heart-wrenching and horrifying it is, we don't tell anyone, we pretend it never happened. Keep writing because I thought the emotion potrayed in this was wonderful!


Posted 10 Months Ago


Nice work. You portrayed your feelings very well. Who hasn't felt that horrible panic? Good writing!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A good write Rosie. Pen on...:)..............

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Rose Diamond
Rose Diamond

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(Formerly Rosie-Chan) Hi there! My name is Rose, I'm 17, I love theatre, music, and literature, and I am a poet! I am literally the most inconsistent poet ever, but I'm ok I guess. more..

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