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When it all gets tough and overwhelming
They say, “Just breathe.”
But how can I breathe,
When I’m drowning in the world around me?
It’s hard to breathe, when you’re suffocating in thoughts
That won’t leave you alone
I try to breathe,
But it makes it all so much worse
And the stares I get make me lightheaded
I try to forget about it all, but
It’s so hard to do
And I feel like such a fool
When I’m scared and can’t seem to move
They tell me “Just breathe, it’s all you can do.”
But that’s so hard when you just want to
Hold your breath
And not breathe out on time
And fall to the ground
And let the blackness
Fall over you
Like a blanket and keep you safe
Don't tell me to just breathe
When all I want to do is suffocate