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Below is the poem entitled Duress which was written by poet Mary Meade Stephenson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Under duress
Much stress
Many emotions raging inside
So much ---I can't hide
Not sure if the anger will subside
Forgiveness one day I must abide
So much sorrow I feel as if I've died
A torrent of tears I have cried
One day we shall heal.... from the pain
~~~~One day~~~ God willing we shall live again.

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  1. Date: 4/15/2010 5:43:00 PM
    In God there is always hope. The emotion comes through your words. Good use of rhyme to share your thoughts. Thank you for your kind comment. Karen

  1. Date: 4/9/2010 9:46:00 AM
    Superb rhyme Mary >> James

  1. Date: 4/6/2010 8:01:00 PM
    Amazing write Mary and your rhyme makes it perfect...a torrent of tears .. hopefully over now...luv.. blessings... Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 4/6/2010 5:15:00 PM
    you got that right in this write Lady Mary. Already on it's way and happnin'! Thanks for your comment.

  1. Date: 4/6/2010 12:26:00 PM
    Great job with this . Lots of monorhyme but done in a way I could really appreciate it. Great last line too. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 4/6/2010 10:53:00 AM
    Can feel the heartache.

  1. Date: 4/6/2010 7:57:00 AM
    Powerful emotions expressed with an excellent rhyme and meter, Mary. Most of us can relate to the feelings you've described and you've taken an upbeat turn at the end by realizing we overcome these feelings with time. Very nice! Love, Carolyn