Sean Joyce

Rookie - 0 Points (17 April Everyear / Galway, Ireland)

Stress - Poem by Sean Joyce

signs of tension all around
some can manage some can not
some try hard but then leave
early, others simply pass it on

pressure on but how to manage?
try this and that or wait and see
is it time to ask the question?
what shit question should it be?
times like these are unrelenting
were we made to withstand this?
where's the light or hope or answer
where’s the cliff the rope the pill

today’s a day of realization
this must end must find escape
is it time to snuff the candle?
is it time to bang the gong?

in the end just two decisions
what to write and how to go
strangely calm now easy easy
all will soon now pass along

an early night and a
good big breakfast
a walk in the park
on the way to work

children on the
big swings playing
one little brat put
her tongue out at me

Listen to this poem:

Comments about Stress by Sean Joyce

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 7, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 14, 2006


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  9. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]