This past Monday, several Inpateint residents participated in a “Poetry Slam”, which is an informal competition invented in the 1980s to draw attention to the art of performance poetry.
The contest was “judged” by enthusiastic members of the audience.
Among the many entrants is the follwoing emotional piece, My Stress, by Randell D.
My Stress by Randell D.
(Oh) some days, I just wanna leave the negativity in my head I just want relief from my stress
I just want relief from my stress (Oh)
some days, I don’t wanna see or
Have a bunch of people to impress
Yeah, I just want relief from my stress (Oh)
Late nights (Late nights), starin’ out the window doin’ 85
Got my state of mind
Yeah, walkin’ on that gray line
Hopin’ that my stress dies
It’s like I hate it but I love it at the same time (Oh) (Sam …