My Heart Skips a Beat

Hey lovelies so, as you know, I have an iron deficiency and one of the symptoms of that is heart palpitations — which is basically your heart fluttering, skipping a beat, beating too hard, or quickly.

I haven’t had this issue in a while, but just yesterday evening I was sitting on the sofa and I felt it. (Honestly it felt like I missed a few beats.) Anyway, I decided to write a poem about it to vent my feelings.

It was an evening like any other,

Relaxing and carefree,

Until it wasn’t.


What’s this burning in my chest?

This sudden panic in my soul?

I can’t calm down, 

I can barely breathe,

Am I dying?


Thank God,

It’s over,

Now for the game of catch-up.

In other words, heart palpitations are no fun. Also, it isn’t too socially acceptable to suddenly behave like you’re dying, especially when you’re perfectly healthy, so you kind of just have to hold the panic in. Unless you happen to be around people who are supportive enough to understand what you’re going through (hats off to them because I know they’re out there!)

At any rate, these episodes are — luckily — fleeting and rare, so I don’t have to worry about them on a regular basis. It’s just that they’re very rattling when they do occur. That and I will never think of pop music the same way again.

I used to really like Olly Murs but I can’t take him seriously ever again. ๐Ÿ˜‚

~Live boundless.

P.S. Have you lovelies ever experience your heart skipping a beat? What was the cause?

P.P.S. What rattles you in general?



14 thoughts on “My Heart Skips a Beat

  1. Great post and poem! I know how annoying it can be when people say stuff like that…like “I was so ‘depressed’ yesterday”…like they know what depression actually is…


    1. Thank you! I was telling my friend about my palpitation and how I wrote this poem and she was like “omg I love that. You’re the one person I know that would write a poem about something like that.”


  2. Sweet you need to see a cardiologist . Sounds like you have afib. I was as iron deficienced as possibly and didn’t have them . But thenow I started waking up in afib my heartbeat felt like it was beating my carotid arteries were going to burst and a pain in the back of myour head. What you are describing is just like mine . It caused blood clots to form in your heart the crazy beating . It led to a stroke to me please get seen by an electrocardiogist


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