Poetry Day: 30 Minutes

Fantasy Magneto

(Clearly, my time management skills and quiet time have not improved since 2011.)

Half an hour

Is all I ask for

Just thirty measly minutes

Time to myself

To be left alone

Yet it never comes to pass

Four people in eleven rooms

Five if you count the toddler

So, why is space so rare?

You all say things are tight

But everyone has a place

That is their very own

Except for me

All I want is thirty minutes

To bike and work a sweat

I am overweight

And out of shape

As you all tend to state

I am self-conscious

About this task

Since you all just love to judge

This is why I bike alone

And you said you understood

You agreed to my request at first

Then it soured fast

You passed through for snacks

And sudden work

That truly was not urgent

So I changed my time

To later on

When everyone was busy

Yet now it happens once again

This time you get there first

I cannot move the bike

So here I sit upon my ass

Watching my thirty minutes die

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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7 Responses to Poetry Day: 30 Minutes

  1. Can feel the frustration in this poem, Charles

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  2. L. Marie says:

    Oh man. So frustrating!!!!

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  3. I understand this completely. Finally got rid of the treadmill since I could never use it the way I wanted.


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