A Poem for Your Thoughts: Experiment 1: Stress

I’d like to try something new, like collaborative poetry and call it “A Poem for Your Thoughts.” 

This is how it works:

  1. I come up with a theme or idea
  2. I pose some questions to get your thoughts on it
  3. You respond with your thoughts in the comments section
  4. At the end of the week, I compile everyone’s thoughts into a poem

This is completely experimental, so I don’t know how it’ll go and how many people would respond.  I will also be posting this on my Facebook pages.

I previously did something similar in my poem 30 Days of Beard which was a lot of fun.

This week’s experiment would be about STRESS

  1. If stress was tangible, would it be a person, animal, plant or object?
  2. Would stress be male or female?
  3. How would you describe stress’ personality, looks or actions?
  4. How would you interact with stress?

Your answers can be realistic, silly or sarcastic.  Be creative, have fun with it!  I’ll post back in a week! 🙂

Here’s a collage using Google images to give you some inspiration.


5 thoughts on “A Poem for Your Thoughts: Experiment 1: Stress

  1. Since not a lot of people commented on this post, I decided to write a poem about stress using my own imagery. Check out my first try at a villanelle called “Battling Stress”: https://whisperingsbyjkl.com/2014/11/17/battling-stress/. Please note that one of my friends DID provide his thoughts via SMS and I ended up writing a poem about that too. Since it was not as stressful as I had wanted it to be, I titled it “Unattainable” instead. You can read that one here: https://whisperingsbyjkl.com/2014/11/14/unattainable/

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