2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 14 – Time Out


Today’s prompt, write a time out poem.

Step back, take a breath

I need some space

You’re all over me.

You are so full on

I need to take some time,

Sit alone, in my room

Gather myself and take stock

Decide how close I want to be.

You always tell me what to do

How to think

When and how to behave

It’s all too much

So get out of my hair.

Maybe that’s why I don’t have any!

So my time out is my time

You go do your thing

Whatever it is

Stay away from me

I’ll be back.

I’d miss you too much…..


Written for: http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2016-april-pad-challenge-day-14

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7 Responses to 2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 14 – Time Out

  1. This is great! I could feel how desperate you are for a time out yet I love the last line! “I’d miss you too much.”

  2. wildchild47 says:

    The give and take … the need to have breathing room …. especially at the beginning of relationships ….. when all is a blur and rush …. or conversely, when relationships are too heated …. the need to step back, to gather and regroup.

    Funny how we so often forget that before the “us” we were “one/me” and that a union of whatever type/sort is not an invitation to lose the “one/me.” Must be one of the follies of human nature. 😉

  3. maria says:

    Each of us needs a time to be alone, a space of our own. We all have to gather the fragments of ourselves that got lost and collect new pieces we acquired. That is how, I think, we become whole.

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