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Brenda's 39th Word Prompt
Our friend Brenda has thoughtfully given us a 39th prompt, which is anxiety. She continues on despite the changes in the new format for Hubpages.
Anxiety is worry and an unrest that is usually worthless. We worry about problems that haven’t occurred yet quite often. The worry tends to concern an uncertain outcome for something we consider important. Anxiety can become excessive and even cause panic attacks. This worry tends to be out of proportion to the event’s impact. Some people with excessive worry or anxiety get counseling or their physician puts them on an antidepressant.
The poms below are three possible reasons as to why people experience anxiety.
Anxiety Over State Test
This first poem is about a girl that is a college graduate but has to pass a difficult state board test.
Cindy worked hard for her degree
Now she had to pass the state test
She studied hard but was unsure
Her anxiety increased, she had no rest
As the days got closer to the state test
She couldn’t sleep or have any peace
Studying all the time, she was scared
Cindy wanted her anxiety to decrease
Worry and tears filled her long nights
A study guide she devoured with glee
Only two days now until the state test
Worry was useless do you not see
Anxiety and worry does not help
Wasted time there is no guarantee
She studied hard to ace that test
When she passed she was finally free
Anxiety Over New Job
The next poem is about a man beginning a new job. His new boss was considered a tyrant, but this man wanted the job as it was a good stepping stone to his career ambitions.
John dressed impeccably for the interview
He tweaked his resume just one more time
His anxiety increased as the day grew near
Getting this chance was quite a high climb
He took some deep breaths to remain calm
Interviewed by three people then shown the door
Three days later he got the call waited for
He was offered the job, he had made the score
Not starting the job for another long week
His buddy told him about the tough boss
Anxiety was building a little more each day
If he didn’t perform well it would be his loss
Each day seemed longer than the last one
Anxiety kept him awake every single night
As the start day drew near his sweet wife
Calmed him down and he knew she was right
The first day on the job finally arrived
Again he dressed in his very best suit
He adapted very quickly to the work
John knew this job was a worthy pursuit
Keith Urban - Worry 'Bout Nothin'
Escaping Domestic Abuse
WHO estimates that 1 in 3 (30%) women are abused worldwide at least once in their lifetime. Domestic abuse is terrible, and many women just don’t know how to get away for a variety of reasons.
The next poem is about a woman who has suffered abuse and finally has left. There are many places where a woman may live and get a new start.
Judy fell to the floor as Tom hit her once more
Laying there she knew she couldn’t take it anymore
Tom yelled at her to get her ass up right now
Then grabbed a beer he bought from the store
The next morning he smiled and said
Sweet Judy, I am sorry i hurt you again
Please forgive me, I drank too much
Judy knew it was only a matter of when
She knew she had to get away from him
Tom left for work, she knew she must leave
She had been scared and anxious for so long
Judy wanted a better life, she had to believe
Her sister and her doctor had told her to go
Anxiety kept her exhausted and tired all day
She knew her children deserved a better life
She absolutely had to find a much better way
She heard of a house for women who were abused
Anxiously she decided to go and check it out
She was greeted with a smile, a warm embrace
Judy had found the next step, she had no doubt
6 Signs Of People Who Have Been Abused
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