When Free Time Appears

Fantasy Magneto

The work is done
And the project is filed
Editing is too soon
No time to start another
As an event begins to loom
What can a person do?

It’s been too long
And life still calls
You lose a day in thought
Guilt and shame
Will come to call
Nurtured by those who judge

Chores and errands
Will be your fate
If people see you idle
No sleeping in
Or watching shows
Without running yourself ragged

You end the week more tired
Stress higher than before
Free time became a curse
Because you were denied
By self and others
To truly enjoy your time

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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14 Responses to When Free Time Appears

  1. This poem really has hit a nerve with me, Charles. It is so very true. My son read your entire first book in 2 days in two three hours sessions. He is going on to book 2 now and will write a review of it for me to post and blog.


  2. It’s hard when you have people counting on you to make their world right. The blessing is the smile you get as a reward 🙂


  3. Sad theme, good poem, Charles.


  4. Jean Lamb says:

    Sounds like normal daily life…


  5. What is this “Free Time” thing you mention? Are you an anarchist of some sort? Rebel scum, perhaps?


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