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Anxiety - By: Cambrie Lundeen


What started out

As a simple bad dream

When I was 3 years old

Turned into something

So much worse

It turned into

Ripping the shower curtain open

Because I was scared something was hiding back there

It turned into

Getting out of bed late at night

Sometimes for no reason at all

It turned into

Voices in the back of my mind

Whispering ,Telling me I wasn't good enough

Telling me I was alone

But I see now that

I'm not alone

And I am enough

Please give a detailed explanation about the meaning and main idea of this poem.

Ever since I was little, I've struggled with bad anxiety. The situations described in the poem were actual things that I did when I was younger and sometimes I still do them! This poem is just about my personal experiences with anxiety. The dream mentioned at the beginning of the poem seemed so real to me. I feel like after that, things started to escalate.

Please explain your writing and thought process regarding this poem.

It was very hard for me to put this idea into words. It took a lot of tries for me to get it just right. I knew almost immediately I wanted to write about my anxiety, I just wasn't exactly sure how to.

Why did you choose to write this poem?

I was searching the web for contests to enter when I stumbled across Poet2Poet.

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