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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

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 Hands

With all the time on my hands
I gave my hands one job.
 My Hands   -The Artist-

My hands paint everything in my life

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Categories: anxiety, beautiful, beauty, birthday,
Form: Free verse
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 A Shout Into The Void

Upon the arc rises familiar visage of tenebrous dawn
As birdsongs protest, yet another day gone wrong,
In anguish of emptiness thrashing~ stygian, forlorn,
Screaming relentlessly of despondent,...

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Categories: anxiety, emotions, life, stress,
Form: Verse

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 Hope and Peace



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Categories: anxiety, hope, inspiration, peace,
Form: Free verse
When she dreams
When she dreams/ with Jennifer Noble

(It was a) different time...
a different world
Long ago she learned that..
trust can turn

(Everyone said) such a pretty girl...
Her porcelain skin...

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Categories: abuse, anxiety, dream, for
Form: Lyric
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 Wellness and Worry
Wellness and worry are by no means friends.
To be well, your mind of worry you must cleanse.
Living with worry, there’s a price to pay
worry will...

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Categories: analogy, anxiety, emotions, fear,
Form: Rhyme
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 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
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.


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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 Train of Thought
Am I dreaming 
or have I dreamt myself awake
I can’t seem to discern 
between real and fake
What’s right 
What’s wrong
which direction 
should I take
Am I...

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Categories: allusion, anxiety, child, imagery,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Temporal Shades
  In temporal shades of pastel hue
abides a subject on debut.
Upon his brow the pencil bled,
sketching life through words unsaid,
etching strife through hints of...

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Categories: age, anxiety, art, time,
Form: Rondeau
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,
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 Worry
Worry eats your energy and robs your peace of 
It brings about anxiety so you cannot unwind
It takes away your happiness, it steals away...

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Categories: anxiety, emotions, health, stress,
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 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
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 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
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