Stress/Success

Poetry by Regan Dennis

Photo by Jordan Whitfield on Unsplash

Stress

A sharp ball, restlessly sitting on your chest

is given the name

Stress

Thinking, feeling like your life is a mess

Can be thanks to

Stress

Hours worrying about the big test

Can be thanks to

Stress

It comes out of the blue, you can’t compress

Stress

Is untamable, so I’m going to confess

Stress

Takes over our lives.


Success

Success is the family favorite

She is the teacher’s pet, class valedictorian

She is

always on time

always put together

She loves to win, and always guesses the right answer

She doesn’t understand why people put her down

Just because she tries harder at different things

Doesn’t mean she doesn’t have feelings.

She strives for the feeling, that everything will be

Okay.

About Regan Dennis 220 Articles

As a junior at Clayton A.Bouton High School,Regan believes that stress is something that is too normalized and overlooked in today’s society. She is someone who always strives to be successful, but she wants people to know that working hard to achieve a goal does not make someone cold or weird. It means they are disciplined and willing to sacrifice parties for a scholarship. There is always a give and take, she believes that you should give your all.