The Best Stress Reliever

By Ayanna, age 17, Mississippi

I think writing poetry is the best way to let go of a little steam. People always say if you have a problem write it down. Whether it's problems with family, school, or relationships, you can write about it, and actually be pretty good. It doesn't take much to write a poem. Take your general problem and make it your title. You can take whatever you feel and write it down. Once you write that first line everything else will start to flow. Even though a lot of poems rhyme yours doesn't have to. Again, you're just writing to relieve your stress. By the time you get it all on paper you will feel much better. Check out this example!

As Time Moves Forward

As time moves forward I want you back
My heart means nothing just another on your rack
I've learned my lesson I've paid the price
I've sat up and cried on countless nights
As time moves forward I stand still broken on my knees do with me what you will
See I remember and I forget
I love and I hate
And now I'm accepting this as my cold fate
The thoughts in my mind being peeled to the core
My heart bleeds and yearns for the love that is no more
Yet you don't understand no you don't even try
You just laugh and move on with no reply
For you to act like you don't see me don't hear me don't know
You act like I was never your lover always your foe
As time moves forward I unplug the clock
Cut off the lights and close the curtains to make it all stop
I'll die without you here and to you it won't matter
Your sleep won't be lost your world won't be shattered
As time moves forward memories of me will be restrained
But sadly the love I have for you will still remain

So, if it's a problem with a guy, writing something like this could help. Just getting your feelings out when you don't want to talk about them will make you feel a lot better!

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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