Performance Anxiety

I’m sorry it has been so long since my last post! I have recently moved into a new apartment and it threw off my routine completely. Between cleaning, planting veggies in my garden, visiting family and work, I have had little time to write or respond to comments…

But enough excuses! Here is a long awaited piece of poetry.

Performance Anxiety

Looking forward,
Pressing on,
Sating thirsty souls.

Undue tempers,
Pieced together,
Framing my aplomb.

I have but little else to say,
I have possessed the whole.
Despite the nature of the game,
I’ve learnt to strike the chord.

Playing with the devil’s flame,
Writing from the heart.
Breathing naught but effigies,
Seeing naught but forms.

Today is spent with baited breath,
Tomorrow knows suspense.
Even as the hour grows cold,
All new ideas lent.

Could the worry,
Justify,
The nerves exposed to you.

Or does the apple,
Withering,
Upon the branch confuse.

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Tormented

Confirmed,
Known as less,
Known as paltry,
Known as jest.

Despised,
Kept dormant,
Left to descend,
Met with abandon.

Tortured,
Destined to fail,
Known for illusion,
Gone from thought.

Imagine,
Perfect harmony,
Blessed prodigies,
Incumbent child.

Torrential,
Sloven motion,
Horrid frailty,
Choral sound.

Common,
Felt as terror,
Known as caramel,
Seen as God.

Justice
Owned by mother,
Quoted honourably,
Kept outdoors.

Night,
Under finger,
Under footstep,
Solving time.