Time To Clear

Time To Clear

A Poem by Marie Harrison

A poem about taking a break.



Time To Clear

An ocean of

Water came crashing

Down on me in

Until I was numb with fear.


Life was catching up with me,

Kicking me in the rear.


My anxiety was running high,

The thought of going outside

Again and doing one more

Service call gave me tears.


When I closed my eyes,

I heard all of

My clients’ whining voices

And I saw them leer.


So far the idea of

Staying away is still clear.


Away from this lifestyle

I now steer.


Life was just getting out of

Hand and it was starting

To get too weird.


It’s time to press

Reboot to clear.


My alone time

Has been great

Now my mind is sheer.


I just needed

Many days to get away

For a while

And do nearly


But merely be me.


Time to clear.



© 2010 Marie Harrison

Author's Note

Marie Harrison
Sometimes you just have to take care of yourself and take a break when you can.

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I agree with this poem a lot. You do need time to yourself. Everyone needs it and I like how you expressed it within this poem. Good job. Thanks for sharing. :D

Posted 13 Years Ago

Time alone....that would be nice :)

Posted 13 Years Ago

Many a time I’ve found myself in the same predicament. So I can relate to this Time to clear because when I get in that mode I take action. Excellent write.

Posted 13 Years Ago

This flows like the ocean crashing against the shore. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 13 Years Ago

This is why we all need vacations!

Posted 13 Years Ago

I love the rhymes in this. I love having alone time.(:
Great job writing this(:

Posted 13 Years Ago

That is true. Breaks can be helpful. Good poem. Liked the rhymes. Keep writing.

Posted 13 Years Ago

Man, I LOVE alone time haha. Good poem, I agree with it whole heartedly!

Posted 13 Years Ago

Don't we all.

Posted 13 Years Ago

wish life had a reset button sometimes too...

Posted 13 Years Ago

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Added on October 17, 2010
Last Updated on October 17, 2010


Marie Harrison
Marie Harrison

Atlanta, GA

Momma told me to get out and enjoy life, so now I'm going to dance. more..


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