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The nerves take a beating every time fear or worry come slinking around, looking for trouble, for someone to shake up real bad. Poor nerves can barely stand it, trembling and hoping the scary times will pass by soon.

They get to fluttering the heart and making it pulse real hard. That heart nearly flies out of the chest, it’s pumping so fast and quickening the breaths of my body, which is itching to run. Sprint far away from the fear and worry that are knocking around town.

Knock, knock, knock. Anyone home? We need somewhere to stay, to spread our roots in this place.

And some minds let ’em come in and take up residence for a while. But I’ve had those pesky house guests for long enough and I already know how they can make those nerves fray at the end. Threads coming loose all over the place. Me left picking up the pieces and pushing my nerves to move on ahead.

So no siree, I’m not answering the door or opening my window while double trouble is creeping all about, waiting for that perfect moment to strike and spook my nerves into thinking something isn’t right.

You gotta whole lotta nerve shutting us out!

Well, yes, yes I do, and that’s what gives me the strength and wisdom to know what you’re all about. Trying to make me shake in my boots and hide away from the unknown. I’ve seen the damages you can do, and that’s why you’re no longer welcome in my home.

– Written on May 15, 2012


About 365 Things to Write About

I'm inspired by almost anything and everything creative - nature, architecture, art, words, music...I like to roam along streets, through foreign countries, and within my mind where the world is full of endless possibilities. I dream of being an idealist, but I've experienced too many harsh realities for that wish to ever be true. Therefore, I look for the hope and the good in small nuances, and I express my thoughts and feelings about the world around me on pages and canvases whenever I can.

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