Poem #2: At the Gym

As I power walk on the treadmill

My heart begins to race

As my heart beats faster

I begin to pick up the pace

I feel my breathing getting heavier

I know I am pushing myself

But the reason I am here

Is for my mental health

I go to the gym and I work out

I sweat and I feel alive

I push myself more every day

And I believe this is where I thrive

The gym for me, is an open door,

Where I can let all my anxiety out

My depression takes a back seat for a moment

I guess you could say I blackout

I am unaware of my surroundings

I care not for those who surround me

This is my moment, to allow myself

To be as free as I can possibly be

Once I leave the gym,

It’s a weight off my chest

But I’m not one of those people

Who can take a day to rest

I workout and I exercise

Mostly every day

because this is how I cope –

This is my only way.

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    • November 8, 2016 / 8:57 pm

      Thank you so much!
      It really means a lot to me that you enjoyed it & took something away from it.
      Lots and lots of love
      Charlene McElhinney
      Xoxo

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