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The Ghost of Stress

April 17, 2013
By carothesparrow GOLD, Lilburn, Georgia
carothesparrow GOLD, Lilburn, Georgia
15 articles 9 photos 249 comments

Favorite Quote:
dont give up she will talk someday my friend made this quote she is really cool cause she understands about my sister
it starts with ONE to make a differerence!!! i learned this quote at a leadership camp

ohana means family no one gets left behind


Stress is like a ghost it keeps creeping up on you and never goes away
Even when i relax the ghost of stress comes back and haunts me
Every time i try and get rid of the ghost of stress it always returns more powerful than last time
I just want the stress ghost to get away from me for a while but it always stays with me no matter what i do to get rid of it
Everyone I know has their own form of the stress ghost but some show and others do not show their stress ghost
Maybe one day the stress ghost will find a new person to haunt instead of me that would make my day
Loud noises, lots of hw, tests to study for and events to get ready for make the stress ghost more powerful then ever
The only way i have found to get rid of the stress ghost is relaxing but the downside is the stress ghost always comes back to haunt me
There are all shapes and sizes of the stress ghost it just depends on the size of your stress level
Currently my stress ghost is medium sized since i have made it smaller by relaxing and meditation but i bet it will get bigger soon
Also people in class who are distracting make the ghost of stress bigger for some people
Loud music makes the stress ghost bigger and powerful for some people like me
Sometimes my stress ghost wants me to scream very loudly
Writer's block makes my stress ghost huge but when i finally get my idea the stress ghost gets really tiny


The author's comments:
i have been feeling overwhelmed and stressed lately so this poem describes my feelings lately

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on Jul. 14 2014 at 7:26 pm
carothesparrow GOLD, Lilburn, Georgia
15 articles 9 photos 249 comments

Favorite Quote:
dont give up she will talk someday my friend made this quote she is really cool cause she understands about my sister
it starts with ONE to make a differerence!!! i learned this quote at a leadership camp

ohana means family no one gets left behind

awww thank you sooooo much Liv i'm glad you like it 

on Jul. 14 2014 at 7:24 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

This is *in a sing songy voice* Amazing! I love the personification of stress in this poem. :) great job! I truly do like the way you wrote it as well, describing what makes it bigger! XD

on Jul. 2 2014 at 8:01 pm
carothesparrow GOLD, Lilburn, Georgia
15 articles 9 photos 249 comments

Favorite Quote:
dont give up she will talk someday my friend made this quote she is really cool cause she understands about my sister
it starts with ONE to make a differerence!!! i learned this quote at a leadership camp

ohana means family no one gets left behind

Thank you i'm glad u liked it

on Jul. 2 2014 at 7:58 pm
CreativeFreakkk DIAMOND, Spencer, Iowa
53 articles 40 photos 204 comments

Favorite Quote:
Stand up for what you believe in even if it means standing alone. -Andy Biersack
Sometimes you gotta fall before you can fly. -Kellin Quinn
You made me hate my own reflection. -Sleeping With Sirens

I love how you worded it and what u called it.

on Apr. 21 2013 at 2:08 pm
carothesparrow GOLD, Lilburn, Georgia
15 articles 9 photos 249 comments

Favorite Quote:
dont give up she will talk someday my friend made this quote she is really cool cause she understands about my sister
it starts with ONE to make a differerence!!! i learned this quote at a leadership camp

ohana means family no one gets left behind

thanks and yes i have been really stressed lately :)

on Apr. 21 2013 at 1:08 pm
ElisaTheDuck ELITE, Rigaud, Other
323 articles 5 photos 168 comments
Good job! You must have been pretty stressed when you wrote this poem. =)


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