Sonnet: “Panic Attack!”

When I shun my meds or refuse to sleep
I take on a dark aspect first and hear
a ghost-like clock tick-tocking in my ear
as if from a morbid place buried deep
in the recesses of my troubled mind
where I fret, then I panic with great fear
as I feel death approaching so very near
with every gasped-for breath of air I take!
As I hyperventilate my lungs scream
for oxygen that's not inhaling there
and suddenly my life ebbs as I feel
I am drowning, drowning for lack of air
under an ocean of thick, choking steam
so crystal clear and real that it's surreal.




Sonnet by Ngoc Nguyen The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-06-04 at 11:32

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Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
And so vividly described! A work of art in sonnet form.
Ashe
2018-06-05


Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
And so vividly described! A work of art in sonnet form.
Ashe
2018-06-05


one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
This may be the first sonnet on the subject of panic attacks in the history of poetry. I don't recall Shakespeare versifying on the subject. Well done.
2018-06-05