Saturday, 8 March 2014

On Stress

We all need stress – it spurs us on
Provides an impetus that’s strong
And short-lived - helps us get along
And meet our goal;
But when no let-up is in view
And Adrenalin still courses through
Our bodies at the weekend too
It takes its toll.

The pressure builds up – no release
Our minds in turmoil find no peace
At no time do our worries cease
Then fear invades
A tax demand and empty purse
We fear a heart attack at first
But divorce or sudden death is worse
We feel betrayed.

So stare at a candle’s rosy glow
Take a walk in pristine snow
Enjoy music on the radio
Or count to ten
The hectic pace of life today
Causes all our nerves to fray
We should throw our mobile phones away
And be more zen.

(c) Poet in the woods 2014

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