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"I shake instantly as I enter the crowded room.
I become paralyzed by the overwhelming energies that surround me.
I try to break free from this cage I locked myself in.
Social expectations slowly killing me as I try to control my heartbeat.
Instead I suffocate, my breath running rapidly.
I look for familiar faces, hoping that just one look will free me from this fear ridden cage.
I shuffle in search of a place to give me breathing room.
I find my corner, I sigh deeply.
I tell myself to speak out, to reach out and meet someone.
I want to say hello, but this cage is more powerful than my will.
My perception taunts me, making me feel like I am awkward, weird, an outsider, the elephant in the room.
My flight response is fired up, I want to run away from my fear.
Then an inner strength begins to bubble up inside and I tell myself that I am in control, I am the master of my own destiny.
This gives me a boost, I whisper to a stranger.. Hi.. they can't hear me, and I shatter in an instant.
This attachment is killing me, I need to let go of this fear.
Through putting myself in those scary atmospheres, I will learn to use my voice.
I will then cry out to the universe and show my soul.
I will share my story through the wisdom that resides within me.
I am the storyteller, and this gives you my heart"
- Social Anxiety, by Victoria Rozon @littlequirkyging
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