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Best Anxiety Poems

Below are the all-time best Anxiety poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of anxiety poems written by PoetrySoup members


Anxiety
This is what it feels like to have your heart racing 
and not knowing when or if it will ever slow down.
Your fatigued body can...

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Categories: anxiety, slam,
Form: Free verse



Anxiety Monster
Anxiety, Anxiety-
you creep, you lurk, you worry me
Mangy monster under my bed
on all my fears you must be fed
and when I try to starve you...

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Categories: anxiety, emotions, feelings, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Frozen Noose
Anxiety    (The Worst Noose In Town)

-- like flooding waters, creeping in
I count 30, seconds, holding my breath again
Drowning in agitation, overwhelmed by...

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Categories: angst, anxiety, conflict, crazy,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Depression
Unending darkness floods the skies
alone in dreams my heart must weep
no words are spoken or even cried
such silence lives where shadows sleep

My pleas just echo...

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Categories: angst, anxiety, depression,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Hope, A Little Remained
Hope, A Little Remained

She walked the creaking floors of the rat-infested room,
trying to remember what tragedy had sent her to this shabby place.
Her heart felt...

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Categories: anxiety, dark, emotions, fate,
Form: Prose Poetry



Premium Member Introvert wings
Extrovert eyes express cimmerian connotations,
hidden within silent chambers of an introvert mind.
Thoughts twist and turn, but disguise frustrations,
as a melancholic heart struggles to remain kind.

Drained...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angst, anxiety, loss,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Desert Dreaming
A violent scene lay before me
Huddled in death, there’s Ella, Mary-belle, everywhere I could see
Swollen tongues, sunken eyes, frail bodies strewn in the hot powdery...

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Categories: anxiety, nature, suicide,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Fueled By Love


Grief hides pain
behind a veil
of anger, rage, and disbelief.
And yet, it consumes
your every moment
and every thought.
Inside, you want to lash out
at the world,
viciously,
violently,
anything,
to send the...

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Categories: 10th grade, angst, anxiety,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I got a letter from the devil
(Hello, my sweet friend!)

Speaks in unknown tongues 
Nevertheless it will consume
Ask for food, 
A sweet drink 
The hunger and thirst are real
It's pitchfork aims at...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: anger, anxiety, character, dark,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Don't Throw Me Away
You look at me so uninviting;
I may have some missing teeth, stumble when I walk, bout' to FALL!!!
Stutter when I talk, but yet I'll still...

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Categories: anxiety, appreciation, blessing, caregiving,
Form: Ballade
Premium Member Change The World
I imagined this world a far better place
Hunger and sadness removed every trace
The wars had all stopped there was peace on Earth
Joy accompanied every beautiful...

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Categories: anxiety, beautiful, change,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Contest Surprise
 I wrote a poem for a contest
    And it got some great comments
 I thought it was one of my best
...

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© Joseph May  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: anxiety,
Form: Rhyme
Naked Subjugation
Last night I wandered past your total disregard
And walked forlorn 
Stark insecurity amplified
Still I walked , my usual forebearance uncomplied

Upon furthermost the distance between us...

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Categories: anxiety, betrayal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Charlottesville
I saw Nazis march yesterday
upon the streets of Charlottesville.
And with swastikas on display
crazed clansmen chanted blood will spill.

I saw Satan grinning with pride
at racial slurs...

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Categories: america, angst, anxiety, bullying,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Poisonous Self Doubt
Only life in our mortal realm
entrenches self-doubt’s stand.

People and events cripple us
with critical mirrors showing us
visuals of our ineptness.

   All who are predisposed...

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Categories: anxiety, character, confidence, confusion,
Form: Free verse
My Cry
Mongrels gyrating on the edge of town
This it now- its going down
The chant electric, the doomsday count
It matters not that no one speaks a word
We...

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Categories: angst, anti bullying, anxiety,
Form: Free verse
Third Person
He speaks metaphorically to avoid dealing direct, 
shows the unknown hand he’s against too much respect, 
writes about his bravery though it’s no where to...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: anxiety, depression, introspection, lost,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Cutting My Losses


Atmospheric grayscale mirrors my mood
where rainbow pastels are loath to intrude,
monochrome perverse looms ‘cross universe -

black powder train, mind is gun barrel gray
cold dispassionate muzzle...

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Categories: anxiety, dark, depression, emotions,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Dylan Thomas State of Mind
A Dylan Thomas State of Mind

It’s precisely 2:45am...the time when
~ if I’ve fallen asleep ~
I always awake to find
Myself drenched in sweat.

I lie here beside...

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Categories: anger, angst, anniversary, anxiety,
Form: Bio
Premium Member Domestic abuse
Under layers of pain wrapped in the hurt, 
Under betrayal hidden from sight,
Pinned to her heart that’s broken and black, 
Pinned to a feeling of...

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Categories: abuse, anxiety, dark,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member QUEEN OF CROISSANTS


Known for miles around
As the Queen of Croissants
She’d perfected her art for years
But at what cost
More physically demanding than you might think
She gave the best...

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Categories: abuse, anger, anxiety, betrayal,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member WINTER
one single snowdrop
pushes through earth’s icy shawl 
robin redbreast chirps

winter Haiku Contest
Sponsored by Tania 

12/22/18
...

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Categories: anxiety, bird, flower, snow,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Eaten By The World
I tried to eat the world
but it caused me stomach pains
The bones of the lost 
are all that remains
It was flavored with deceit
with a coating...

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Categories: angst, anxiety, creation, scary,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Beyond The Cracks
Place parsed pennies, purposely upon pretty porcelain palms.
The wanderer, restrained her raised ranting wrists!
She fell to her Humpty Dumpty position,
unable to ever be put back...

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Categories: abuse, anxiety,
Form: Narrative
What If
What If

  You live in a Matrix that you don't know, what is really happening around you.
That there are people that wish to control...

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Categories: allusion, america, anxiety, betrayal,
Form: Free verse