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    panic

    i look up and i spin
    i look down and spin again
    with any motion at all
    i feel like i am going to fall


    i roll my eyes and what i find
    i get dizzy when the light collides
    a flash of strobes is what i see
    shards of light blinding me


    a disorientation in my head
    rational thoughts begin to shred
    floating empty within in my brain
    as my sanity begins to drain


    words get stuck and fall from my mouth
    and actually do not make any sound
    as for the ones that stick in my throat
    i swallow hard and try not to choke


    a fire burns hot within my chest
    and i feel like i cant catch my breath
    the presure builds and my lungs cant hold
    they feel like they just might explode


    the sweat gathers within my palms
    and i cant seem to find my calm
    accross my brow the tiny beads
    pile up and begin to sting


    i cannot feel my feet at all
    afraid to stand for i might fall
    a quiver quakes accross my lips
    a numbing stikes my finger tips


    weightless head and blury eyes
    a spasm strikes within my mind
    in my chest my racing heart
    might just rip itself apart


    i cannot focus think or see
    i have lost control of me
    as panic rips through my brain
    i do all i can to sustain

     

     


     

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    knight4696 commented on panic

    11-28-2009

    Wow Dano! This is intensely descriptive. You captured the state of panic to a T. I could feel it as I read it. ..... the imagery and flow are both clear and precise! Great Job! ....... Ken

    Maleficent commented on panic

    11-23-2009

    well, first off... this has your usual excellent imagery and it definitely describes panic to a T... for what it's worth, ya otta print off Letting Go and tape it to the wall somewhere for when yer feelin' like this... ~P,L&C~☮

    If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

    Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

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