I Seem To Be Running Late.

I Seem To Be Running Late.

A Poem by Ellie Howard

We're all late sometimes, aren't we? Maybe this time i won't be. Maybe this is my note.


I’m trapped in an inevitable sadness,

I’m sorry,

I regret to inform you,

 that I must go.


I am due,

In respect of a peculiar due date.


It is a date arranged,

 Inexcusable for delay by any circumstance.

I bid you farewell,

If you’d so ever be obliged to do the same.

I obtain a plot,

An unavoidable novelty twist

To the ending of a story short lived,

The footnote of my possession,

An everlasting burden,

peaked by a dreaded indignation.


My deed of living;

The day of my riddance has passed

And come again,

Only this time I choose to indulge

In my pursuit to terminate a bitter wage

ill-Conceived in an altruistic manner;

Only a thought of one’s desires,

And not of another’s nature in sorrow.


I regret to inform you,

 that I must go;

I need not be late,

For there awaits no welcome for my arrival...


I do regret to inform you,

There is an alternate meaning

Forged within these words.



© 2013 Ellie Howard

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I love love LOOOVE the complex wording and tone of this poem. Beautiful, and very well done :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Remind me of the Alice in wonderland Rabbit. Places to go and no time to waste. I like the flow of thoughts and the energy in the poem. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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My god. This so simply powerful that I had to reread it a few times to make sure that I was actually absorbing it. This is very sad but in a way almost beautiful and kind of final. I love it. Great job,

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Ellie Howard

9 Years Ago

Thank you very much, very appreciated.

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Added on June 4, 2013
Last Updated on June 4, 2013


Ellie Howard
Ellie Howard

San Antonio, TX

I'm 16 years old, and i'm in love with writing and literacy education. Writing is one of the only ways, besides my art, where i can express how i feel with confidence. Even though i'm not the religio.. more..


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