Posted by: boromax | December 9, 2021

What It Is

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I know what It is.

I expect footloose.

I want carefree.

Life does not cooperate.

My feet are anything but loose

and I am certainly not free of care.

My hapless dreams

are butting up hard

against so-called reality.

I want what is

to stop being so

insistently

in my face.

Closing my eyes does not help.

I still hear It.

I feel It breathing on me.

I smell Its terrible presence.

I taste Its foul essence

at the back of my throat.

Ignore It.

Lie still.

Think about a happy place

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

It’s no use.

The pressure continues

in my stomach’s churning,

all around and in my heart

my brain

behind my eyes.

My teeth are grinding.

My jaw is clenching.

I breathe slowly…

…in…

…out…

…in…

…out…

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

No.

I don’t think I really know

what It is.


Responses

  1. Whatever you do, don’t look under the bed.

    • LOL. Good advice, Jon!

  2. as they used to say in my mother’s day, take a Bex and have a good lie down. Would that work, Ed, do you think ?

    • Yes! We used to say, “Take two aspirin and call me in the morning.”

  3. is there a song for that? yes, there is: ‘Tossing and Turning’ by Bobby Lewis, 1961

    • Thank you, John. At least that song has a light-hearted feel to it – one can ‘do the twist’ to it.

  4. Hello Boromax,

    Hope you get relief from that stressor. I hear you. Life can feel so heavy sometimes.

    Thanks, Gary

    On Wed, Dec 8, 2021 at 4:12 PM ~ Trivial Music Silliness ~ wrote:

    > boromax posted: ” Getty Images I know what It is. I expect footloose. I > want carefree. Life does not cooperate. My feet are anything but loose and > I am certainly not free of care. My hapless dreams are butting up hard > against so-called reality. ” >

    • Thank you, Gary. There are multiple stressors; but the Reliever brings Shalom. ~Ed.

  5. Oh, man. Anxiety. I am grateful that we have One Who is near at hand when we are churning and stressing. May His strength and grace sustain and guide you to sweeter waters in good time.

    May tonight bring fresh peace!


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