Stress

November 19, 2013
Flushed cheeks
and trembling hands.
It's hard to breathe,
it's hard to stand.

Walls closing in,
heart beating fast
it feels as if
your minds under attack.

Just slow on down
and take a breath,
relax your thoughts
from all the stress.

Manage your time,
talk it through,
don't let the stress
take control of you.





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moderndayEmilyDickinson This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 12, 2014 at 10:40 am
I think this is a wonderful poem! I've been through this before, and I agree what you said in you poem and at the end of your poem! Wonderful job again! ^_^ thank you, for sharing this! I hope more of you great poems are coming! 
 
WinterRose1976 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 31, 2014 at 12:03 pm
I really enjoyed reading this poem. It's relatable and accurately describes the feeling of stress. One suggestion I have concerning your capitalization is to make sure it's consistent. You started capitalizing every other line in the first stanza, and then the first line in the remaining stanzas. Also, the last line of the second stanza has too many syllables. It sort of throws the poem's rhythm off. If you removed the word "minds" it would flow much better. ... (more »)
 
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