Thomas W. Case

Gold Star - 5,422 Points (November 10 1966 / Oxnard, California)

Worry - Poem by Thomas W. Case

She worries about
real and imagined.
'What if this? What if that? '
I watched my
worry herself right
into the
grave one disastrous
December night.
She doesn't care.
She wants me to
worry right along
with her.
And when I don't,
gets pissed off.
My Dad used to say,
'They can kill us,
but they can't eat us.'
I share this with her.
worry, worry, worry.

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Form: Prose Poem

Comments about Worry by Thomas W. Case

  • Norah Tunney (3/21/2017 11:24:00 PM)

    Good reflection on the uselessness of worry. Thank you for the reminder? I like your dad's comment.
    Worth 10. Thanks Thomas
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  • Dr.tony Brahmin (4/14/2016 2:07:00 PM)

    They can kill us,
    but they can't eat us.'
    I share this with her.
    worry, worry, worry... for it is a terrible psychological problem.... for some it is compulsive tendency to worry.
    but these are facts..... but worry does not change anything. it eats up our inner peace..... a very nice poem. an unusual theme.... you hve picked up to write a poetry...... thank you very much dear poet. tony
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  • Neela Nath Das (12/13/2015 2:44:00 AM)

    When you are away you will remember her with her all worries and asked questions.It turns to sweet memory.
    Very nice.
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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (8/6/2015 5:16:00 AM)

    So nice poem....10

    Parents sometime ask
    Why do I remain calm with task?
    I will not comment
    But slightly remain different
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  • Thomas Case (3/29/2015 10:13:00 PM)

    Thank you Chinedu.....I loved your poem about Nelson Mandela. Please read my poem, The Ball Woman. (Report) Reply

  • Chinedu Dike (3/29/2015 6:51:00 PM)

    Lovely piece of poetry, well articulated and nicely penned with insight. Worrying is a mental torture which can be curtailed if one learns to take things and situations in stride. A nice poem indeed. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (3/28/2015 1:38:00 AM)

    Mothers have been known to be worrisome about so many things about the younger members of the family as well as the senior ones. Hundred and one thoughts occupying her attention which again is the outcome of worry. Very emotional memoir. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 28, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, March 24, 2017

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