When will the time be up? – Poetry writing #12

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When will the time be up? – Poetry Writing #12

An island all alone.
The sea all around.
Trapped but looking.
Looking but lost.


Where are you?
Where am I?
What do you want?
Why are you here?


To bear the sea,
Is all I can be.
Why must you see?
That I want to be free.


I wasted my youth,
Searching for the honest truth.
Old people tell me to keep going,
But what am I owing?


I count down the time,
Told to get in line.
I got full marks,
But yet he always remarks:


Go!
Do!
Study!
Work!


When will the time be up?
When will the time be up?
When will the time be up?
When will it all be done?

When will the time be up?

Check out our book review on N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season here.

What about time travel?

What did you think of today’s poem?
Did it resonate with you?
Let me know in the comments below!! =)

See you in the next post!
Cheers,
A.J. McMahon

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By A.J. McMahon

A novelist for Young Adults and Children. I am an extremely avid reader of science fiction and Korean literature, and love talking about books. I have worked and lived in Seoul, South Korea for over 5 years. I have TOPIK level 5 and enjoy reading Korean novels in Korean as well.

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Hi AJ, nice to meet you but I’m a bit confused … your blog is mainly about chess but you add poetry and book reviews. Is this poem your composition or from the book you reviewed?

Much easier when we set our own goals rather than be pushed by others to study and work 🙂 Welcome to WP 🙂

Nice one … yours is a website rather than a WP Blog?

yes quality is evident!