I am anxious all of the time and fear is my burden chime.
Hands are locked, eyes are tight, a constant need to fight or flight.
I am exhausted all of the time, always listening to the burden chime.
The constant chime never stops, no pleading or begging pauses these chiming clocks.
The clock always ticks, ticks, ticks, never a pause to let me unload these heavy mind bricks.
A walk outside is done as a race, the burden chime sets the pace.
I am not in control of my inner feel, these devil chimes steer my internal wheel.
Chime, tick, chime, tick, please help me with this hellish mind brick.
Please stop the chime, its making me ill, anymore and ill sink further still.
I cant breath, the chime wont let me, please make it stop or at least reach out and get me.
Pass me a hammer, pass me a knife, cut this chime and help me reclaim my life.
I want my life back, chime no more, to hell with this anxiety matador.
I have no fight left, I have no flight in me, the burden chime is killing me swiftly.
On goes the burden chime even as I write this, toes curl, neck aches, please help me put on my mind brakes.
How can I go to work tomorrow, the burden chime allows me only sorrow.
Tired I am, counting the chime rhythm, dancing to its tune at any time given.
So as you read this now, look at your watch, gaze at your clock and be thankful you hold the key and command the lock.
You hear no chime, you are the clock and you command when it goes tick or tock.
Copyright © 2017 Charlie Hasler.