Biting nails, desperately
Trying to put things in perspective
Believing that another thought
Will change the outcome
Of an event that is beyond control
Worrying, thinking, painfully
Holding on and making up
The turn of events that may never
Happen, putting pieces together
That only the present moment will
Reveal, 24 hours is the gift given to all
But wasting the precious 24 hours
Being anxious about the future kills
Joy, heart beating faster than normal
Sweaty palms, thinking what will happen?
Is everything going to be ok?
What ifs? Why this? Why that?
What will happen? Wait breathe
It only takes 24 hours!
24 hours is all that’s needed for things
To go right or wrong. 24 hours for your
World to end or begin. Wasting precious
Hours worrying only spoil the moment
When it arrives, beginning or an end
All it takes is 24 hours
Being anxious changes nothing
© 2017 Shereena Badu
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