Trapped- A Poem About Anxiety

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Trapped in this prison

Walls slowly closing in
Can’t breathe

Can’t eat

Can’t sleep

Numb but still filled with pain

No escape Nowhere left to run

Let me know what you think of this poem “Trapped.” I don’t know if this poem is about something specific. For me, it’s more about the different feelings of trapped we all experience. I think we all experience it in different ways. Personally, I have been feeling a little trapped in multiple ways. I guess it’s just life sometimes. We often are stuck in situations in life we can’t get out of. It sucks but there is nothing we can do about it. You just have to admit to yourself that it sucks but at the same time it’s not the end of the world. That’s what my therapist told me and I thought that’s great advice so I’m telling sharing it with you guys here.

Have you ever felt trapped? What made you feel this way? How did you get over these feelings? Have you gotten over them? What advice would you give someone experiencing these feelings? Let me know in the comments below.

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70 responses to “Trapped- A Poem About Anxiety”

  1. Painful… but true…

    1. Thank you so much.

      1. You’re welcome ☺️

  2. Painful, and beautifully expressed.

    1. Thank you so much.

  3. I’ve been in that place a few times myself wishing I could walk through walls and escape. I feel ya.

    1. Yeah it’s a tough place to be in but luckily nothing is permanent.

      1. Unfortanly that is true but we can still find a life as if it weren’t.

  4. (My perspective maybe incorrect) Some pains aren’t meant to be escapable, we live, we learn, and endure.

    1. True, there are some things we just have to experience and live through.

  5. I felt this. Well done!

  6. Life can feel like that sometimes, very well written.

    1. Yes, but luckily these moments aren’t permanent. Thank you.

  7. Beautifully written!!

  8. Sending you support, Pooja! Hug if wanted.

    1. Thanks so much!

      1. Any time. 🙂

  9. I love how this poem can be an allegory for different types of prisons we sometimes find ourselves in. Depression, toxic relationships — even an actual prison. Despite it all, we fight on! 🙂

    1. Thanks and yes there are many prisons we can find ourselves in. We are all dealign with different things. Absolutely, these prisons are never permanent so we have to keep fighting!

  10. Precisely my thoughts everyday. Thanks for this.

    1. Sorry to hear that you’re experiencing these feelings too but know that you’re not alone.

  11. Sad, but it’s the painful truth sometimes

    1. Yeah I think we all experience these feelings some times.

  12. Sometimes, It’s okay not to be ok. Best wishes 🤗❤️

    1. Absolutely, the bad parts are a part of life but not permanent. 🤗

  13. Oh wow!!
    You write beautifully!! 👏🏻
    I love the variation you provide! 😀

    1. Thanks so much 😊

  14. I think you described my job. They only pay enough so you have to keep coming back even though you hate being there. Just enough to get your essentials paid never anything you truly want. Trapped in a vicious cycle or slave to the grind.

    1. I’m sorry to hear that but I think a lot of people are stuck with jobs like these. And they purposely pay that way so you have no choice but to work there. I hope you find a much better job soon.

      1. I like what I do but between the pay trap and the politics from co workers and management it’s hard to deal with.

        1. Yeah that sounds like a toxic work environment.

  15. I can’t imagine how many people are experiencing this and the variety of circumstances! To be honest, I felt the pain reading it, so I hope you are doing good! there is always a door somewhere to open but it needs courage and faith to look for it.

    1. Thank you and yes you’re right these dark moments always have a silver lining.

  16. Oof, I’ve been between those walls. Sometimes I feel we have to look within to see the light. Well written, sending hugs. 🥰

    1. Thanks so much and yes you’re so right 😊

      1. You’re welcome! 🤗

  17. I think this poem describes everyone at some point in their lives.

    1. Yeah I think we all feel that way sometimes.

  18. Oh this is so sad!!
    Is it fiction?
    Loved it!

    1. Partly fiction, lol. Thank you!

  19. Beautifully penned

    1. Thank you so much.

  20. Felt differently when it’s true

  21. This one is a vibe. I feel like at this moment, but this makes me actually feel comfortable.

    1. Sorry to hear you feel that way but I’m so glad this made you feel more comfortable.

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  23. Oh no hurry and run!! in circles at least you’ll feel better😂💗

    1. Haha running in circles always helps 😂

  24. Pooja ji… Iam already in pain yar….
    Rolayo matha….

    1. Oh no, sorry 🥺 Feel better soon

      1. 😀 no worry yar… Iam fine..

  25. I was going to say “this is a vibe” but someone beat me to it. Good piece. (And to the extent you’re pulling from your own feelings – as I guess all poets do – I hope the feelings are short-lived.)

    1. Lol thank you. Yes, don’t worry the feelings are never permanent.

      1. You’re welcome!

  26. Absolutely. I have felt trapped, especially when I am going through a depressive state of mind. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.

    1. I feel like that when I have. depressive episode too. Thanks and have a great week too.

  27. Yes, sometimes we feel that way. I mean for both men or women, but for women especially. We can only try to be more flexible and more resourceful. And if that’s not enough, we just have to endure it and find some pleasure in the life we don’t really prefer…

    1. I think it’s worse for women since the patriarchy is so much more oppressive towards us.

  28. Nice Post

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