Written as part of A Week for Writing, which offers a wordle, and Prompt Nights which offers the theme “Spontaneous” as inspiration.
And shared with The Tuesday Platform at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads and with Poetry Pantry at Poets United.

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how easily worry raises its head,
spontaneously at the first sight,
at the first sound of the words
that I never wanted to hear,
loyal, like it had never left me
that last time we had that fear;
what if those words were true?
does my mistake affect you?

from a corner of my sad heart,
that voice once again starts,
fierce, biting like a winter wind,
eating away at my happiness,
I do not know why I allow it to,
it follows me, I can’t bid adieu.

(Β© 11th January 2016)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

62 thoughts on “Worrisome…”

  1. Did you know that Worry fears Smiles & Music the most??

    Trust me! Keep hurling those two at it and it will never bother you again. πŸ˜‰

    • I knew that. But sometimes, even smiles and music doesn’t help. It becomes that overwhelming. πŸ™

      But I do try hurling those two at it. Thank you, Ilirian Wanderer. πŸ˜€
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  2. I like how you describe worry as creeping up on a person spontaneously.. it does seem to come out of nowhere.. leaving us to fend for ourselves.
    Poignant yet beautiful πŸ™‚ Thanks for your kind participation Vinay πŸ™‚

    Lots of love,

    • I think that’s very important, Shravan. To express a lot in simplicity.

      Though depth does have its own beauty, I must say! πŸ™‚

      Glad you felt the poem was beautiful.
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  3. i am a proponent of smiles and music but as a pleasurable spontaneous choice not necessarily to assuage or mitigate. the worry comes insidiously and unrelenting when it does and i comfront it with the strength necessary and remand it in the perspective that it befits.

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  4. Just this morning, in my “quiet time” I once again made the resolution to trust and put aside worry. I have worry-DNA, I think. And it’s such a waste of energy. Trust in the Divine is the answer.

  5. That was described perfectly. Worry is such an unwelcome thing.
    Ugh.. And it’s a (is it an or a?) useless exercise !

    Worry less Leo… Smile more! πŸ™‚

  6. Worry is always lurking, waiting for me to make room for it in my mind,
    An unwelcome guest, that loves me enough to never want to leave.
    What a wonderful subject that everyone can relate to.
    Beautiful written Vinay πŸ™‚

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