March 9, 2018 by kandyce8
Disclaimer: This poem is inspired by one I came across on Youtube, written by Jae Nichelle entitled “Friends With Benefits”. I can relate to her experience with anxiety and I decided to write a poem of my own for those of you who share the same experiences with myself but feel as though you are alone in the situation.
My anxiety and I have been together for about 3 years now.
Things are going great – she’ll never be replaced
When the teacher asks for a volunteer, or requests students to say “here”
she’s always near, daring me to speak
And when I think she’s gone away, she comes back out to play
Just the other day I replayed a memory I told my mind to keep away
For the next hour I wondered – why did I say that?
Why am I so awkward?
What makes me this way?
I could not answer these questions but I didn’t need to
She’s the part of me I need to embrace because the struggles I face make life worth living
She is in me and even in you – you’ll only know if when you read this she screams, “GIRL THIS IS YOU!”