calm yourself

trying not to panic
panic makes things worse
control the things
i can control
focus on the verse
panic-1393619_960_720the world is
closing in on me
the challenges
immense
i will rise
as i have risen
but damn…
this is intense
distract myself
with comedy
mute the
inner screaming
sip some tea
with no caffeine
keep
deep
breathing
keep
deep
breathing
.
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© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by creozavr courtesy pixabay.com
created for the Daily prompt – panic
it would be criminal to keep this from the Daily prompt – calm
.

the word is unpredictable

i never know
from day to day
Bohol_Tarsierwhat word
will prompt
a girl to say
a new thing
in a newer way
but i enjoy
the challenge
it may seem odd
to some of you
but some of you
may feel it too:
it helps maintain
my balance
well actually
and all along
we’ve known
the word
i doubt we’re wrong
the feeling’s inexplicable
one can’t be sure
but one could guess
if one were under
some duress
the word is
unpredictable

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© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture from commons.wikimedia.org, courtesy bing.com/images
this verse is here thanks to the Daily prompt – unpredictable