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Poetry On the Odyssey: "It's Time"

A poem about student struggles.

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Poetry On the Odyssey: "It's Time"
Alina Baiju

It's time to write ten essays,

It's time to cover up that yawn.

It's time to practice the piano.

And don't forget: no sleeping allowed after the break of dawn!


Do not forget to clean your room,

And make sure to vacuum the carpets.

And since you are already going up,

Why don't you take the broom?


Honestly, with all of these things to do,

I'm doomed.


Everywhere I walk,

Objects around me talk.

The dishes in the sink call from within,

"All you seem to do is eat. When was the last time you went to the gym?"

The pencil in my room growls and says only to add to my stress,

"You should be studying! I know what you got on your last calc test!"


Here are some things I never hear:

"Take some time off, relax, have fun,

You need to have some positive memories before high school is done."

"Why are you stressing out so much? Dry your tears and come sit with us, over here.

We just want you to know that we love you, dear."


Sometimes I wish those things were said more often,

but I usually don't have enough time to care.

So I keep myself busy and do not waste time,

choosing to instead fix my essays with a cold stare.


And while the present might not be all laughter and fun,

I will definitely be thankful for the work I put in

when everything is set and done.

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