Author: I_Collect_Words


When I’m Old

This is a poem I wrote about anxiety and how things that feel catastrophic now aren’t always worth the time and stress we tend to waste on them.


The Panic Attack Song

Everyone has their own ways of coping with anxiety and panic attacks, but for me, it can be very helpful to listen to a calm, comforting song. So, I decided to write my own song to do this! I talked with a few friends who have experienced panic attacks in their own unique ways, and wrote lyrics that can hopefully resonate with and help other people too ?


Simple Beauty

Do you ever stop to notice the beauty of our everyday world? Like how the wintry field provides us with a white blanket of crystal grass. How the orange sun hidden behind painted clouds...


Just Jump!

Perfection is a deadly virus That whispers sweet lies in your ear It tells you that you’re not good enough Until hurt is all you can hear Mistakes feel like the world is ending...


You Taught Me

You taught me that life is precious. It’s fragile and slippery and if I stop paying attention it might slip right out of my grasp.   You taught me to always remember how much...



Compulsion. Noun. First definition: the action or state of forcing or being forced to do something; constraint. Constraint…   Hello. My name is I_Collect_Words, and I am no longer defined by my compulsions.  ...


Once Upon a Sad, Sad Girl

Oh once upon a time, There was a sad, sad girl Too scared of heights to climb As wind and thoughts would whirl. She thought to let life pass Was not a waste at...


Rise Above

Some people try to explain The way the world works, Some people hide away And don’t embrace their quirks. But if you live everyday In constant fear of pain Then you’re just wasting your...


Neutron Star

  I am a star, shining bright in the night.   I guide travelers and wanderers, handing out all my light. I help and I save and I glow and I give. And I...