The Burden of Worry

Burden:  Don’t Worry! Be Happy!

The Burden of Worry
The Burden of Worry…built on paranoia

A Burden we do not need…

The trepidation of daily life,
can only become obstacles
when we address them as such,
and with or without our concern,
life manifests regardless, in fact
our worry exacerbates the circumstance.

Worry then is counter-productive,
a signal for necessary action perhaps,
but no more in importance,
as we in reckless confusion and fear
create disasters out of stumbling blocks,
earthquakes out of tremors.

How many time must we prove our fears,
our victim mentality, our paranoia,
when apprehension is but a warning,
to be dealt with, in time,
and we create havoc out of possibility,
to maintain our belief in persecution.

Fear is the gathering of limitation,
the creation of circumstances unwarranted,
when all we may need is facing,
indeed acknowledging to dissipate
what we contrive to be far more important
than it ever is, in reality.

Worr y is a burden without advantage,
an experience that hinders all circumstance,
and it serves no outcome apart from worsening,
feelings profoundly negative
that offer no assistance in life,
just a self-imposed suffering.

Tony DeLorger © 2016

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

2 thoughts on “The Burden of Worry

  • September 24, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    Tis folly to worry when we can live each moment to the fullest. Case in point: my Mother worried her whole life about everything. It was only her last few years that she began thinking of herself, got a part time job, met friends and was happier than ever before. Your verse speaks of far greater worries in life, Tony, I just brought up one small example. Great work as always.

  • September 24, 2016 at 10:11 PM

    Thanks Phyllis, we often spend far too much time thinking about what may happen when the answers lie in experiencing the now, the only moment we have. Ironic in a way. Yes, worry never helped anyone.
    Take care

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