Tap, Tap, Tap

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My heart drumming
Beating with ferocity
Filling me with anxiety
Clouding my head with all the ‘what ifs’
Long deep breaths to slow the pounding beat
Promising myself that whatever comes,
I will meet it with the same intensity and win

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Quadrille #106

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

38 Comments on “Tap, Tap, Tap

  1. The rhythm really builds up in your quadrille, Linda, and I could feel my heart speeding up too! These lines are like a drum tattoo:
    ‘Beating with ferocity
    Filling me with anxiety’
    and then you slow it down expertly with the longer lines.

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  2. ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Linda)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    Keep breathing, deeply, gently….


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  3. I had my first panic attack last year. You have described it expertly. I join others in supporting your fight .

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  4. I really identify with this poem, Linda. In my case, awakening in the night, afraid I’m not going to be able to breathe. Is it coronavirus? Just anxiety, but the heart doesn’t know the difference…

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  5. Surely this era of pandemic will do that to heart and breath.
    We must think flattening the curve and winning.

    Happy Monday


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