So bored within a scheduled life,
full dullness penetrates her eyes.
Stagnancy keeps thrills in a cage,
simmers slowly to fuel up rage.

Another day, another class,
stare at the clock, watch seconds pass.
So tired with words teachers say,
detest their lectures everyday.

Another seat, another rule,
stare into space an aimless fool.
Only escape, a window view,
that hold the key to what is true.

Another quiz, another test,
a different night filled with unrest.
Anxiety knocks on her door,
ambitions never meet the score.

Another thought, another hope,
a change of pace to help her cope.
Future so bright, lights up her mind,
a new outlook, one of a kind.

Sweet daydreams show how time will be,
positive angles set her free.
A hidden smile exposes joy,
learns happiness is her own choice.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Written for FFFC #212 hosted by Fandango

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  1. It’s so natural, but pep talk helps a lot, as in the last two stanzas of yours. Good one, Grace πŸ‘ŒπŸ’–

  2. In the view of the window beyond, the birds are singing without lessons, without teachers, not even their mothers will give them lectures. And yet there is an intrinsic music in all souls that yearns to sing without a music teacher and a test. There are discretionary musings to write down, one’s own projects, but all must wait for another arithmetical calculation for the dull accountings of the structures of ancient buildings that must not fall until there is a new way to build a palace of dreams. As sad as the students are, the teacher is worse if the teacher no longer has original dreams, and only repeats the lessons like an angry mantra.

  3. Wow Grace, this is amazing!!! I love how you start with raw authenticity of feeling stuck and then the realization at the end! Absolutely glorious, my friend. That final stanza shines so brightly πŸ€πŸ€—

      1. Awwww, I had a feeling! What great fun times ahead and new beginning’s of empty nesting. Altho from this vantage point, I’m not sure they ever leave truly but it definitely changes dynamics. πŸ₯°

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