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There is no other mystery, than the mystery of oneself, relinquishing all hope to that of guilt.

Four walls surround, flesh and bone
in this room, in this dilapidated home.
Oh! Hurry, scurry, reach for the door;
numbness in the arms, endless worry lingers.

Categories: Poetry
Tags: #Life

Comments (26)

  • brian miller . May 22, 2012 . Reply

    all too human, and worry will certainly box you in and send you careening like a handball around the walls it creates…

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 23, 2012 . Reply

      Indeed, Brian, it’s a killer and depression bringer.

  • Louise . May 22, 2012 . Reply

    Oh, worry will eat at you, if you let it…got to get out & find peace…good work, Brad!

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 23, 2012 . Reply

      Thank you, Louise, darling. I’ve been searching for peace for (it seems like too long), but will it eventually come? I’m still holding on.

  • Audrey Howitt . May 22, 2012 . Reply

    I love the brevity of this piece–for me, it serves to heighten the anxiety—the sense of closeness creeping in–

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 23, 2012 . Reply

      Thank you, Audrey! I’m waiting for these walls to crumble, darling; I won’t allow them crush me.

  • Nara Malone . May 22, 2012 . Reply

    Worry keeps the mind scurrying in circles and creativtiy boxed in. I should stick this on a card above my desk so I won’t keep forgetting that.

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 23, 2012 . Reply

      I agree, Nara, and sticking this on a card would be lovely, because worry will fade – I just might do it too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Natasha . May 22, 2012 . Reply

    You’ve given me an entire horror novel with one wickedly weaved stanza that has my imagination running away. I see skeleton fingers making fodder of my brain as demon worry takes residence. Fantastic!

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 23, 2012 . Reply

      Write away, Natasha! Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Aaron Kent . May 22, 2012 . Reply

    Worrying can be paralysing sometimes. Great write.

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 23, 2012 . Reply

      Indeed it can, Aaron – thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Heaven . May 22, 2012 . Reply

    It does indeed ~ I can relate ~

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 23, 2012 . Reply

      We’ll break these four walls, soon. :heart:

  • ayala . May 22, 2012 . Reply

    Worry is the enemy…Good write…I have been there many times….

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 23, 2012 . Reply

      Worry must die, so I must annihilate it. We’d make a great team. Thank you, Ayala! โ™ฅ

  • majjellica . May 23, 2012 . Reply

    Yes, such a bane is worry, that we would do anything to banish it. Hope your worry disappears and you can dwell in new spheres..of joy. Nice poem.

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 24, 2012 . Reply

      Indeed! Joy will come for me one day, until then I’m trapped in dismay. Thank you, Majjellica.

  • Alex Dissing . May 23, 2012 . Reply

    Worry can indeed box us in. I could relate to this one, almost everyone can. Nice, tight write.

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 24, 2012 . Reply

      Worry is programmed in most members of my family, and almost all of us have the worry gene – I worry about everything. But I guess worry is very common among some intelligent primates. Thank you, Alex.

  • Jackie Dick . May 23, 2012 . Reply

    Yeah, I feel my bones and flesh with too much worry..and the world is a small room then. A little gem here, Brad…Hope you see joy soon!

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 24, 2012 . Reply

      I have joyous days, and days that are not so joyous. But I’m hoping to have more joyous days! Thank you, Jackie! โ™ฅ

  • Mama Zen . May 23, 2012 . Reply

    This makes anxiety palpable! Well done!

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 24, 2012 . Reply

      Thank you, Mama Zen! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • lori . May 23, 2012 . Reply

    Well-captured moment in time. It’s a little scary how tightly certain emotions can grip us.

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . May 24, 2012 . Reply

      Thank you, Lori. Indeed it is, but I’m still working on preparing my life and escaping these four walls. Thanks for stopping by!

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