Bryony Sheldon

Gold Star - 7,136 Points (13/09/2003)

Stress - Poem by Bryony Sheldon

Getting reckless like a backer losing fast,
Sweatin' bullets ‘cause you know that you can't turn back,
In a panic, sprinting, ‘cause time is all you need.
Watch out everybody- there's a madman on the street!

Paranoia turning you inside and out,
If they don't move you'll just have to run them down.
Mind is racing- make haste is what you gotta do.
But to make haste is waste; perhaps haste is making you?

Topic(s) of this poem: crazy, insanity, insomnia, panic, race, stress, time, worry


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Inspired by the opening lines of Thunderstruck. I could've made it longer and added more detail, but I wanted the meaning to remain subjective. Too stressed to make it any better.

Comments about Stress by Bryony Sheldon

  • Luz Hanaii (5/18/2019 7:49:00 PM)

    (Paranoia turning you inside and out,
    If they don't move you'll just have to run them down.)
    Stress, paranoia, such wicked feelings, I can relate. Nice penning! 👁
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  • Sharron Stephenson (4/24/2019 8:40:00 AM)

    i how know the feeling from the stress thank you for writing (Report)Reply

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  • Castellenas John (3/29/2019 12:28:00 PM)

    You are right. Stress make us do bad things. Powerful and worthwhile words shared Bryony. (Report)Reply

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  • Drtony Brahmin (12/29/2018 3:20:00 AM)

    Mind is racing
    haste, panic, insane.......... thank you dear poet that you present these moments in its intensity.. thanku. tony
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  • Drtony Brahmin (11/2/2018 10:44:00 AM)

    Mind is racing- make haste is what you gotta do.
    But to make haste is waste; perhaps haste is making you? a very nicepoem bringing up your point of thinking. thank u dear poet. tony
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  • (11/2/2018 7:52:00 AM)

    I always seem stressed these days, then the insomnia kicks in. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 2, 2018



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