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Best Stress Poems

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


Premium Member A Man Under Stress, A collaboration with Francis Crasto
My appreciation Francis Crasto for allowing me to collaborate with you as your 'psychiatrist' on ‘A MAN UNDER STRESS’- A great sequel to your recent...

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Categories: humor, rap, stress,
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: stress, angst, anxiety, conflict, crazy,
Form: Epic
I Need Your Help Daddy
I’m tired
I’m Physically and Emotionally tired
I don’t want to be the strong one anymore
I can’t this time
I don’t know what to do Daddy
I need your...

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Categories: stress, absence, angst, cry, dad,
Form: Elegy
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: stress, anxiety, depression, introspection, lost,
Form: Rhyme
WORRY

Worry eats your energy and robs your peace of mind,
It brings about anxiety so you cannot unwind.
It takes away your happiness, it steals away your...

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Categories: anxiety, stress,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member The Emperor Has No Prose
An emperor spoke in poetic verse
Which led to fame for him at first
But after some time became a curse
For the Emperor had no prose.

Poetic measure...

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© Mark Toney  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: stress, anxiety, humorous, people, poetry,
Form: Light Verse
No time
Off goes the alarm, I continue to sleep
I wake up flabbergasted, my brain takes a leap
The milk boils over, I run amok in vain
The newspaper...

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Categories: me, stress, time, world,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Halloween Birthdays
Halloween birthdays compare to no other
Preparations begin at the end of summer
Leaves change color, a chill is in the air
Outdoor decorations appear everywhere

Talk of ghosts,...

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Categories: stress, autumn, birthday, childhood, halloween,
Form: Rhyme
Never Surrender
I'm a grit teeth beginner breaking out the cage,
growing strong and fitter with wit coming of age,
squeezing letters out of lemons got me in a...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: stress, anxiety, character, confidence, conflict,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Bittersweet
So bittersweet is this creative art
of writing thoughts through words of poetry.
So many say how peaceful is my heart
that it can shape a verse that's...

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Categories: love, poetry, stress, words,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member - BuBBles -
Lovely foam bath and lots of bubbles
Who knew it would lead to trouble

A luxury for wounded muscles and joints, with quality
An oasis of calm and...

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Categories: dog, fun, stress,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Fighting the confusion
We all think he is strong

but he is crumbling
from the things he can't discuss.

His smile is actually his tears,
invisible to your eyes -
drowning him inside.

He...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: depression, emotions, stress,
Form: Free verse
i will not fail
You want the truth
There are people out there 
That just want to take away your youth
There is nothing we gain
But the fact
We carry around a...

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© tia himes  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abuse, death, stress,
Form: Free verse
I Live With Only Life To Give clean for Soup
I've gone too far to ever come back
bad luck stuck in a mental trap 
I’m going to start accepting facts
Suck in no air so lungs...

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© Nick Trim  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: stress, anxiety, dark, deep, depression,
Form: Rhyme
Monday Morning Madness
Monday Morning Madness

Just because the morning starts
like the morning straight from hell,
and the little one is screaming
and you need a magic spell,
just because you burned...

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Categories: stress, children, family, humor, husband,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Social Distancing During a Pandemic or Get Behind the Orange Line
No I'm not kidding , believe what I say.
Step behind the orange line and behind it you stay.
Yes, I'll scan your items from six feet...

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Categories: stress, work,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE


holding her head still
she’s offended
her face frozen
expressionless
like she practiced
a thousand times
her teeth clenched
veins popping at her temple
she bites her lip
appalled
enraged
but not a word
poisoned darts
tucked in...

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Categories: stress, angst, character, psychological, silence,
Form: Free verse
Midnight Typhoon
Spring tide
pounding against
a rocky relationship

between the
new moon and
earth’s pie in the sky.

On an island
of one’s own making
in the mind —

like a whirlpool
when imagination
slips away

on a...

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Categories: stress, anxiety, depression, dream, imagination,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member - No One Sees You -
(Invisibility)
      In a busy time, we forget to see "the human and beautiful nature"
      forget...

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Categories: care, metaphor, storm, stress,
Form: Free verse
The Color Missing
The Color Missing
Red, black, and blue are the colors of our work pens. Red is the color of the blood we spill on other people’s...

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Categories: stress, abuse, age, art, business,
Form: Free verse
New Road
In a new road,
Rain will fall,
Wind may blow,
Swifting our woe.

The road forever on and on,
Many paths to choose,
Many paths to take,
Home behind,
World ahead...

Through the shadows,
Through...

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Categories: stress, adventure, art, confusion, dark,
Form: Narrative
LOVE, ANGELS, and MUSIC

LOVE
God is always love
Forever seek the kingdom;
Praise the creator
Keep giving what you can give
Please endure until the end

ANGELS
Beautiful Heavens
Protecting the meek ones earth
Watching over us
Helping...

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© humble b  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: stress, angel, baby, baptism, beach,
Form: Tanka
The beginning of the end
I've been trying to fill this hole in my chest.
I promised I plead but you still left like all the rest.
So here I sit once...

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Categories: stress, addiction, angst, dark, deep,
Form: Lyric
Her Masterpiece Is Her Story-part two
(please read "Her Masterpiece Is Her Story" before reading the second part. It'll make more sense and probably be more enjoyable!)

The girl who has beautiful...

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Categories: stress, dark, how i feel,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Stressing
Stress is starting to overwhelm me;
It’s certainly wearing on my health.
To many stressors all surround me:
Lack of time, lack of wealth,
Adult children always sponging off...

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Categories: stress, change, fear, future, life,
Form: I do not know?