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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
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
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
Premium Member 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...

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Categories: anxiety, emotions, health, stress,
Form: Rhyme



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
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, it became a curse
For the Emperor had no prose.

Poetic...

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© Mark Toney  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: stress, anxiety, humorous, people, poetry,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Shadow To Shadow
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Shadow to shadow, shade to shade
In youth the Eden where you played
was left bereft, destroyed, decayed,
by trusts malignant masquerade

Shadow to shadow, shade to shade
No grass...

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Categories: stress, abuse, betrayal, child abuse,
Form: Monorhyme
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Premium Member Silent At Sunset
In my countryside, silent at sunset
Long gone is the stress, long gone is the fret,
Long gone is the need to be so wide-eyed
Silent at sunset,...

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Categories: nature, silence, sky, stress,
Form: Quatrain
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 Hysterical Blindness
Sure as spring-ebullient cedes to summer’s escapades
In vagaries of time a budding flower parches and fades
And the sweet sound of hatchlings abandons its nest
And autumn’s...

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Categories: anxiety, confusion, depression, stress,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Impression
The crested waves were like frills, rolling toward me
I want to be that light, carefree, worry free
Led by the tides that pull me
Floating effortlessly to...

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Categories: freedom, ocean, peace, stress,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Cottage
cottage life
clearing the cobwebs
of my mind



AP: Honorable Mention 2021

Submitted on March 4, 2021 for contest ALL YOURS (MAR 6) sponsored by BRIAN STRAND

Originally posted on...

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Categories: nature, peace, stress, summer,
Form: Senryu
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
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
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