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Stress Poems | Examples of Stress Poetry

Stress Poems - Examples of all types of stress poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for stress.
They call you a queen Where is your crown? They call you a hero You've got no cape They call you a beauty How can you be called so when you are the beast You are called a victor When you have...Read More
Categories: stress, anger, dark, feelings, sad,
Form: Free verse

Grumpy Ollie
The grump got out of a lumpy bed, Slipped on his slippers, scratched his head. Stood on the scales, saw what he weighed, Then made some toast with marmalade. The grump then cycled down the lane, He moaned and...Read More
Categories: stress, angst, anxiety, education, good
Form: Rhyme
Tearful Smile
Tired of lying about why she is crying, She soon unleashes the truth of how she is feeling, But nobody, close to none, knew the true meaning Behind how she is always deceptively smiling....Read More
Categories: stress, blue, cry, depression, feelings,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Whorled-Wind
Assaulted by waves of profanity high tides of depravity Bestrewn, shards of urbanity ~ flotsam of humanity...Read More
Categories: crazy, spoken word, stress,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member An Interior Mechanism
There are no cogs, springs, wheels, or gears inside of me. I'm a flawed human whose mind and heart often disagree. I don't have parts, interior mechanisms like those inside a clock. but if my heart makes a...Read More
Categories: stress,
Form: Rhyme

I'm trying to be okay Even on the roughest days It's hard but I've come so far I just got to survive this life I just got to thrive ...Read More
Categories: pain, stress,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Work year
Stress induced work year waiting for time of relief Awe my vacation...Read More
Categories: stress, work,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Christinas World by Andrew Wyeth - American Artist 1948
“Art is the medium by which a person, having experienced an emotion, intentionally transmits it to others” – Leo Tolstoy A bleak monotonous landscape, Had been her outlook for years. She so vehemently longed to escape. The young woman...Read More
Categories: art, stress,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member Kill Two Birds With One Sales Pitch
Soldiers sacrifice their arms and legs While your greatest weapon is forcing my hand Oh but I'm told it's all in the name of romance But when I fall asleep at night and the pillowcase goes damp...Read More
Categories: stress, analogy, angst, freedom, how
Form: Free verse
You Were Warned
I see them on the internet, women complain, haven’t stopped yet, rail on about their college debt; we told you, you were warned. your teachers told you: “Get a job, of you’re potential don’t be robbed,” and now so many women...Read More
Categories: men, philosophy, political, stress,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Space Invaders
parrying street space invaders with restive vinegar smiles their incessant bip bip bip countering my spilling step us, at opposite ends past coffee shops past drug stores, calling to each other in the rain . . . gargoyle heads . . . busy bullets ....Read More
Categories: anxiety, life, people, stress,
Form: Free verse
Sorry For the Wait
Written on August 14, 2017 10:16 PM In the echoes of time, your words reverberate, 'Later, I'll reply,' you say, in a deliberate state. 'I'll read it later,' your commitment in the air, Amongst my heartfelt lines, you handle...Read More
Categories: dream, endurance, fate, stress,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member They Crashed the Server
They crashed the server But they didn’t lose the poetry They crashed the server But they didn’t lose the poetry Parts of three days the Soup’s been down With most of us wearing a frown Trouble started intermittently Causing some to worry...Read More
Categories: stress, appreciation, community, computer, encouraging,
Form: Lyric
Torn By Lady Arabella When your head tells you no ,but your heart says give them one more chance When you’re sick of the revolving dance When you know it’s not fair on somebody else And...Read More
Categories: stress, confusion, dance, emotions, extended
Form: Rhyme
Let Me Know
Killing me will not save you Saving me will not kill you Without a choice we’ll be stagnate forever. We will never get out of this hell by just sitting there. Now tap on the wall Scream at me,...Read More
Categories: stress, abuse, angst, child abuse,
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of Stress Poems

Definition | What is Stress in Poetry?