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Anxiety Poems

Anxiety Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about anxiety. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for anxiety.

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Premium Member I Want to be Lesser Known I said
I want to be known as an astronaut
I want to be known as a physicist
I want to be known as a movie director
My heart began thudding as they got closer to me
I do not like these group shares

I want to...Read More
Categories: anxiety, woman, women,
Form: Prose Poetry

Premium Member The Healer
Chiron was the son of Philyra and Titan,
He was created half-human,
While his back-half was equine,
Best-loved of the centaurian line,
Abandoned by his mother in all haste,
His form regarded by her with distaste,
But although his future had seemed dim,
The god Apollo adopted...Read More
Categories: anxiety, god, health, horse, music, pain,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member CARLOS- -
Carlos is an English major
And yet he doesn’t speak Spanish
Reading to him so fundamental
Lover of the those fine literary writes
Open is he for a tutor for he doesn't speak Spanish
Someone from his fam’ maybe he can ask his gran’


Written words...Read More
Categories: analogy, anxiety, character, confusion,
Form: Name

Snowmen never stand
in the yards afterward when
it's near forty-two degrees
shovel put away
hasn't snowed since Christmas Day

Written words by James Edward Lee Sr. 2020©
Sedoka Poetry Verse...Read More
Categories: adventure, analogy, anxiety, destiny, snow,
Form: Sedoka
Premium Member Right now
Right Now.
If you knew how I feel right now
you’d be drinking too
A breath away from ending it all
Feeling lonely
And a very dark shade of blue
The ceiling is coming down
The walls are closing in
I’ve just had too much
And my resolve is...Read More
Categories: absence, anxiety,
Form: Free verse

At a pinch I could live without
At a pinch I could live without chocolate,
And I could just about cope without a cup of coffee,
Or the loss of internet,
But the absence of anything worth reading,
And no pen and paper available to keep my creative juices flowing,
Would really...Read More
Categories: addiction, age, angst, anxiety, bereavement, books, chocolate,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Insanity of Banality - LM
The banality of my reality 
made me totally rethink
goals and relationships
that've brought me 
to the brink 
everyday insanity
of hustle work and lies
I'm here not there
and there is where
my sanity resides...Read More
Categories: anxiety, stress,
Form: Rhyme
A Frail Captain Hook
Waking up, I'm shaken by an awful thought:
it's not a sunny February morning,
but heartwarming wishes on Facebook
alleviate the anxiety of a gloomy feeling
to enliven the mood and be immensely grateful
to God and do what is worth living for, but
is the...Read More
Categories: anxiety, age, courage, endurance, february, feelings, happy birthday,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Naomi's and Stanley Torment - The Villanelle Of The Home
Naomi's and Stanley Torment - The Villanelle Of The Home

Naomi couldn't stop thinking about the home
It was just so splendid and perfect
so excited that she was approved of, the loan 

That morning, Naomi was shocked by the stones
All around the...Read More
Categories: analogy, anxiety, business, feelings, house,
Form: Villanelle
Here I am again,
It’s spring in my little hometown,

And you let me in
To your mama’s dream 
Of a house 
 And somehow....
It felt like home,

Even the lilacs bowed 
In acceptance 
Of our fleeting reunion,

Where you gave me a minute,
Your once...Read More
Categories: anxiety, boyfriend, break up, destiny,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member -the three in me-
passionate empathy in my soul does bring ease
to those i adore and wish to find healing-
my heart never half, wholeheartedly do i love,
emotions run wild with intense feeling;
for i am but a woman with a muse of inspiration, 
the good...Read More
Categories: anxiety, life, metaphor,
Form: Rhyme
Paving The Way
Henry Duff believed he was going to hell.
He was certain God told him that's where he'd dwell.
Indeed God had a say
in paving the way
by sending him to North Korea for a spell.
...Read More
Categories: anxiety, god,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member BREAKFAST WAIT-
Mavis makin
Sausage bacon
Kevin cravin
Pancake syrup
Can't wait for breakfast

Written words by James Edward Lee Sr. 2020© 
...Read More
Categories: allusion, anxiety, food,
Form: Dramatic Verse

    Under the strong sun,
  my restless shadow,
   anxious my shadow seeks
   artificial shade ......Read More
Categories: allegory, allusion, anxiety, environment, literature, metaphor, sun,
Form: Free verse
Sometimes I feel inhuman, like I am an alien trapped in the skin of homo sapiens, trying to fit in. This attire doesn’t suit me-- every act is pain. I look around… They move through life so easily… I want...Read More
Categories: angst, anxiety, death, depression, discrimination, emotions,
Form: Prose Poetry

alone the widow seeks autumn ground
stray thoughts both beautiful profound
a rendezvous with soul’s despair
while skittish fingers curl locks of hair
it’s death’s treachery tore us apart
in silence strung my heavy heart
dangled dubiously by a lone thread
while birds of prey hovered overhead
they...Read More
Categories: anxiety, autumn, death, heartbroken, lonely, longing, lost
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Squirm
  surgery...why so
     uneasy...Read More
Categories: anxiety, health,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Sonnet I
I’ve watched TV so long it’s broke my brain.
Arising from my chair I pace the room.
There’s nothing here to bind my mind in place.
No music here to break my silent state.
I wander to my study filled with crap.
I wonder if...Read More
Categories: anxiety, depression, feelings,
Form: Sonnet
Senryu Alliteration Number02212020

flow - past people, thoughts
choose word whirlpools well: surf -
eddy without getting wet
...Read More
Categories: adventure, anxiety, bible, character, environment, light, metaphor,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Pickled Guilt
Leaving work for home, my job stress still fizzled.
The long drive included bratty rain drizzle
and windshield blades needing my constant fiddle.
My stress spittled as rush hour drizzle-tripled.
Some driver's fingers waved from their hand’s middle
but I thought how my nights were...Read More
Categories: anxiety, children, judgement, old, sorry, stress, work,
Form: Free verse

They say I am a dreamer and a true romantic fool 
Happiest living in my own little world though you are welcome too     
Extremely intuitive my sun in Pisces whilst loving the moon and the...Read More
Categories: anxiety, me, strength, uplifting,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member WINTER'S WIND SONG- -
the frigid cold
solemn wind blows
touches the skies
birds seemingly flies
ever so high
by and by
white marble clouds
seem to roll by
ever so high
by and by
the wind cries
wind song

Written words by James Edward Lee Sr. 2020©
...Read More
Categories: analogy, anxiety, appreciation, visionary, wind, winter,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Good Bad Special

A hungry beggar
or low bootlegger
a good soul senses their pain
gladly giving change
thanks and coins exchange
strangers never meet again.

Homeless foul the street
someone ought to tweet
bad souls see lazy losers 
sidewalk filthy freaks
without baths for weeks
street drunks and drug abusers.

So much damage...Read More
Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade, anxiety, community, how
Form: Verse
You Find It
Go Ahead my time is for your wasting 
That’s the taste of resentment and love you’re tasting 
I suppose I’ll watch you drown in the mire 
You think is at the will of my deeds and desire 
Your mind I...Read More
Categories: anxiety, bereavement,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The secret of Pickle
A simple pickle is the essence of life’s journey,
The recipe of a very experienced granny,
Who has put for the test of our taste bud,
emotions we all taste from cradle to mud!

Have you ever tried a lemon pickled sauce?
With salt, jaggery,...Read More
Categories: analogy, anger, anxiety, blue, depression, happiness, sad,
Form: Rhyme