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Stress Poems

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

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Premium Member Everyone is in a Panic Except Me
Everyone is in a panic.
Except me.
Everyone is frenzied.
Except me.
Everyone is crazed to the maximum degree.
Except me.

I am lying on my back in my yard in the sun.
Listening to the birds trill, they seemed stress too.
I hear little people yelling “where...Read More
Categories: stress, parents,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member GRRR

beware of three-eyed monsters in the night
the ones that linger out of sight
they’re hairy beasts that grunt and lurk
and try to drive you quite berserk
they hide away up inside your ceiling
while you dream go on a midnight fling
their beady eyes...Read More
Categories: child, childhood, fantasy, fear, night, psychological, stress,
Form: Rhyme
The Harbour
regret holds me hostage and the ‘almost’ captivates me. 
i lose myself in a world of ‘what if’ 
and drown myself in a harbour of sadness; 
the only happiness i know is when my stomach is empty; the only pride...Read More
Categories: anxiety, dark, stress,
Form: Narrative
Don't forget
Don’t forget ……

Why you’re running so fast?
Look they’re moving faster.
Ok, but what’s the purpose?
I can’t talk now, need to speed up to cover the gaps.
What about your aim, your rationale?
Damn it, it’s a competitive world.
Does it mean, you’ve to follow...Read More
Categories: stress, life,
Form: 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

Premium Member Ask Yourself
Money isn't what you want, and I'll prove it too.
You only want the things that money do for you.
You can't eat it, drink it, it can't keep you warm,
you can't stack it around you and build a decent home.
We don't...Read More
Categories: stress, change,
Form: Rhyme
My prayer* for you comes with blessings’ glow
Warming your days around God’s sweet embrace
Along peace, love and joy that freely flow
Marked by His abounding marvelous grace.

Warming your days around God’s sweet embrace
His goodness does uphold you from pressure
Marked by His...Read More
Categories: stress, blessing, christian, devotion, faith, god, jesus, prayer,
Form: Pantoum
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
Coming Across a Snake

Conditioned by decades of life,
you’d think the flesh by now would have 
hardened sufficiently to bounce off 
any unexpected blow life is always 
throwing at us. Yet nothing gives 
the flesh a greater fright than when 
surprised by this slider!...Read More
Categories: emotions, nature, stress,
Form: Light Verse
In a pickle
I'm in a preposterous pickle
Caught up in a pitiful plight,
Hands raised in a sign of surrender
Enmeshed in a garment too tight!

I'm bleating a plea for assistance
But nobody answers my call,
As changing room cubicles whisper
'She tried on a dress far too...Read More
Categories: conflict, stress, vanity,
Form: Rhyme
Days of the Week
Monday means rise and shine,
get out of bed and be at work on time,
it's a day some consider makes them blue
when full of stress and crying too.

Tuesday gives us our second wind,
makes up for the tiring day before
as we hustle...Read More
Categories: stress, time,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Commited
Why do some people commit suicide?
When is enough enough
What makes them decide
To finish living
Before the end of their ride
Why do they want to come to an abrupt end
Nobody knows what's around the bend
Perhaps they are under too much stress
Have feelings...Read More
Categories: stress, 10th grade,
Form: Rhyme
One For Anothing
You can offer time and help 
do favours and show sympathy, 
but some are all about themselves 
knowing not of empathy, 
attention given won’t see a return 
for only they are their concern, 
never notice others feel hopeless, 
as they...Read More
Categories: stress, people,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Motherhood and Employee Britches
Like a parvenu with new found riches,
I had to adjust to the new thrust of
wearing both motherhood and work britches.
But unlike riches with pleasure twitches,
my changes gained me pressure stiches!
I became a day and night thriving,
gotta getter-doner energizer
conquering to-do lists...Read More
Categories: angst, career, change, children, mother, stress, women,
Form: Free verse
oh little nesting doll
why do you hide inside yourself?
why can’t you set your mind free?
inside, there’s nothing to see.

doesn’t it pain you
to be so out of touch?
if only they all knew
that hope alone is not enough.

oh little butterfly
why do you...Read More
Categories: stress, anxiety, depression, emotions, health, how i feel,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THERE'S THE DOOR

I find it funny
bordering absurd
to hear people
ramble on and
spill their beans
they must be all
thinking they are entitled
do they really
not hear themselves
I’m absolutely delighted
to send them
on their quirky
and eccentric way
as I shake my head 
clear the air
and try hard to pretend
they...Read More
Categories: stress, angst, conflict, goodbye, moving on, people, perspective,
Form: Free verse
Etymological fervor kindles logorrhoea
Hence no surprise... yes
recherché rhetorical flourish(es) impress,
yet mine deliberate vocabulist predilection,
I haint gonna stress
aforementioned quirk
also includes zero apr

(annual percentage rate),
may be subject with excess
sieve jejune ennui pullulating Kudzu like
indecipherable haphazard gobbledygook mess
abhorrent brashness claptrap discouraging
further harrowing progress
into thicket of verbiage,...Read More
Categories: stress, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, august,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
There Is Freedom Within And Freedom Without
Though you may be poor,
There is no freedom without cash,
Worked hard for the dollar,
Until I hit the floor,
The poor has gift of time.
The rich in cash has no woe of money,
where there is no lack.
Not where the green dog can...Read More
Categories: stress, anxiety, appreciation, freedom, judgement, money, poems, power,
Form: Free verse
Leader of the home with virtuous height
Bracing up family with grand posture
Governing prudently by great faith’s might  
He’s our Daddy in his godly gesture.

Daddy dearest is our human fortress.
He loves us as he trusts the Lord* Who’s great.
Assertively pointing...Read More
Categories: stress, appreciation, blessing, christian, faith, father, god, leadership,
Form: Ode
untitled 4 of 12
Rowan parking makes my heart burst
in the worst way; however,
You make my heart not rest
in the best way...Read More
Categories: beautiful, cute, funny, heart, love, poetry, stress,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Beauty Of Animal Kind
A  Animals other than my kind are
B  Beautiful, loving souls; empathic to their
C  Core and full of absolute
D  Devotion 
E  Expressed compassionately, to their
F  Family members.
G  Generous to a fault are their hearts...Read More
Categories: stress, animal, nature, pets, poems, poetry,
Form: Abecedarian

Friday is free display day
For the old, the poor,
Plastc sheets spread over rain-filled  
Paths through the market square.

Step aside for an old woman
With a lined face
Equally dodging the puddles,
Automatic...Read More
Categories: stress, history, memory, old, rain, relationship,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Purpose

We assign a purpose
But there is a cost..
With said purpose
We narrow our focus
Consult a few maps
Confine our freedom
Acknowledge a self..
Is blindfolded as we
Create our world of

Going  for a walk... (?)
...Read More
Categories: i am, silence, stress,
Form: Blitz
Premium Member again, just a dream

Lost in the silence where dreams now awaken,
closing my eyes to the stress of the day
Feeling alone and a little forsaken,
wishful these moments that come into play

Wondering if it is imagination,
bringing these thoughts on this evening to me
Something to quell...Read More
Categories: stress, good night,
Form: Rhyme
Everyone dreams of being

In the clouds

But only know how

To get there by

Smoking loud.

I'm tired of the weed.

People only

Know how to feed

Bad habits.

They want to lead

By example.

They concede and

Get trampled.

Things get rocky.

Life turns from solid

To shambles.

Procrastination is

A Fascination.

Stress levels increase.

We all...Read More
Categories: stress, anxiety, irony, sky, visionary,
Form: Rhyme